Fordsbasement 2017 Gift Guide

The Fordsbasement 2017 Gift Guide

For the fourth year running, I present to you, dear reader, my list of life-affirming durable goods perfect for the adventurer or the adventurous at heart.

youdidnotsleepthere

Where Did You (Not) Pitch Your Tent Last Night?

Instagram account youdidnotsleepthere reminds us that while Instagram photos can showcase beautiful imagery, they can also tell beautiful lies.

Brewing Perfect Travel Coffee: A Complete Guide

If you’re serious about coffee on a road trip, the only way to go is to make it yourself. Here’s what you’ll need to brew the perfect travel coffee.

Essentials: Ultrathon Insect Repellent

When it comes to keeping biting insects at bay, nothing works quite as well as a liberal dose of Ultrathon Insect Repellent.

Weird Gear: Trail Nest Roof Top Hammock

Weird Gear: Trail Nest Rooftop Hammock Stand

If I’m going to use a hammock, I want to be using the Trail Nest Rooftop Hammock Stand.

Unboxed: BivySak March 2017

In this installment of Unboxed, I peel back the lid on the BivySak March 2017 subscription box.

How to Brew a Tiny Cup of Coffee from a Single Coffee Bean

This is what happened when Finnish coffee company Paulig asked designer Luca Zannoto to make a really tiny cup of coffee from a single coffee bean.

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide 2nd Edition

Essential Reading: Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide 2nd Edition

Check out The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail, the newest edition of Andrew Skurka’s essential guide, one of the best resources for long distance hikers.

Unboxed: BattleBox No. 1 - February 2017

BattlBox Mission 1.2 Welcome Box

A large part of camping and backpacking deals with survival, so this month Unboxed takes a look inside the BattlBox Mission 1.2, a subscription box offering survival solutions for solo campers.

7 Crazy Coffee Contraptions

Seven Crazy Coffee Contraptions

We take a look at seven crazy coffee contraptions that look mighty stylish and will set you back a good bit of money—but won’t necessarily make a better cup of coffee.

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  • How to Brew a Tiny Cup of Coffee from a Single Coffee Bean

    This is what happened when Finnish coffee company Paulig asked designer Luca Zannoto to make a really tiny cup of coffee from a single coffee bean.

  • Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide 2nd Edition

    Essential Reading: Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide 2nd Edition

    Check out The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail, the newest edition of Andrew Skurka’s essential guide, one of the best resources for long distance hikers.

  • Unboxed: BattleBox No. 1 - February 2017

    BattlBox Mission 1.2 Welcome Box

    A large part of camping and backpacking deals with survival, so this month Unboxed takes a look inside the BattlBox Mission 1.2, a subscription box offering survival solutions for solo campers.

  • 7 Crazy Coffee Contraptions

    Seven Crazy Coffee Contraptions

    We take a look at seven crazy coffee contraptions that look mighty stylish and will set you back a good bit of money—but won’t necessarily make a better cup of coffee.

  • SYDN: Keratase Hair Coach

    Stuff You Don’t Need: Keratase Hair Coach

    When it comes to brushing your hair, you definitely don’t need the Kerastase Hair Coach.

  • Unboxed: BivySak December 2016

    BivySak is an adventure-themed subscription box that ships quarterly, and this installment of Unboxed snuggles up with the BivySak December 2016 shipment.