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.

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.

Cow? Or Fish?

An Udderly Ridiculous Interaction with Niantic Ingress Support

Niantic Ingress Support wants you to believe a fish is cow.

JMT Permit Revision

Applying for a John Muir Trail Permit May Have Gotten Easier

It may be easier to apply for a John Muir Trail permit, but getting one may be more challenging, thanks to a revision in this years reservation process.

5 Backpacking Recipes

5 Backpacking Recipes Anyone Can Make

Just because you’re miles from anything resembling civilization doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a civilized meal. These 5 backpacking recipes will keep even the hungriest of hungry hikers satisfied—at least until breakfast.

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    A coffee apocalypse? Say it ain’t so!

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