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Stream Sounds From a National Park if You Can't Get Away This Weekend Stream Sounds From a National Park if You Can't Get Away This Weekend

If you’re stuck at home this Labor Day, but wish you were hiking at a National Park instead, the National Park Service has you covered. In honor of its 102nd birthday, the foundation has started streaming the sound of the national parks.

What to Know Your First Time Paddleboarding What to Know Your First Time Paddleboarding

Canoes and kayaks are always fun, but the trendiest rental at boat places these days is the stand-up paddleboard, or SUP. They’re fun to paddle, and can provide an excellent core workout too.

Discover New Hiking Trails With This App Discover New Hiking Trails With This App

Hiking is one of those activities where it pays to have a map of where you’re going as well as some reports for what’s happened to those who have traveled before you. Sure, there are popular, marked trails out there, but when you’re on the hunt for something a little more obscure, the hunting can sometimes be a bit…

How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors

There are a lot of intense dangers in nature, but perhaps the scariest of all is a hot, silent killer. According to the CDC, high temperatures kill more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined. Here’s how to survive a heat wave when you’re going to be outside all day.

The Hiker's Guide to Trail Etiquette The Hiker's Guide to Trail Etiquette

It might feel like there aren’t any rules out in the great outdoors, but there are certainly guidelines you should follow. Whether you’re new to hiking or always been confused about the dos and don’ts of the trail, this guide will clear things up.

How to Avoid Giant Hogweed, the Plant That Causes Severe Burns How to Avoid Giant Hogweed, the Plant That Causes Severe Burns

Do not touch this plant. If you get some of the sap on your skin, chemicals in the sap will attack the DNA in your skin cells and make you sensitive to the sun. So sensitive, in fact, that normal sun exposure can give you a blistering sunburn-like rash that takes weeks or months to go away.

Keep a Few Coins In Your Wallet When You Go Adventuring Outdoors Keep a Few Coins In Your Wallet When You Go Adventuring Outdoors

Losing your wallet is like losing a part of you. Everything is in there—your driver’s license, your credit cards, your membership IDs, and your photos of loved ones. This clever trick can help you avoid losing your wallet forever the next time you venture out into the outdoors.

How to Make Fitness Trail Exercises Even More Challenging How to Make Fitness Trail Exercises Even More Challenging

You can get any level of workout from our fitness trail challenge, no matter what equipment you find. We’ve already discussed a few ways you can modify the exercises to be easier, if that’s what you need, but now let’s talk about how to get even more of a challenge.

How to Join in the Fitness Trail Challenge Even if You Can't Find a Fitness Trail How to Join in the Fitness Trail Challenge Even if You Can't Find a Fitness Trail

We asked you to go in search of fitness trails, and many of you found them in your local parks. But if you’ve looked everywhere and can’t find one, we still have some ideas for some outdoor workouts you can do.

How to Use the Equipment on Outdoor Fitness Trails How to Use the Equipment on Outdoor Fitness Trails

If you’ve ventured out looking for fitness trails for the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, you may have noticed some mysterious unlabeled equipment. What are you supposed to do with this bar near the ground? This slanted bench? Here are your answers.

How to Survive a Gorilla Attack How to Survive a Gorilla Attack

Gorillas, the largest primates in the world, can stand up to six feet tall and weigh upwards of 400 pounds. They’re normally very peaceful animals—more Koko and less King Kong—but a dominant silverback male has the strength of several men, and isn’t afraid to use it to defend his troop.

Six Weird Ways to Start a Survival Fire Without a Lighter or Matches

The times when you need a fire and the times when you have things to start a fire easily don’t necessarily coincide. For those instances, when your survival depends on you keeping warm, you have to get creative with what you can find. These six methods use some unusual tools to turn dry tinder into a toasty campfire.

How to Tread Water Efficiently

Simply floating in water might look easy, but it’s actually pretty difficult if you don’t have a flotation device, and treading water is an essential safety skill for anyone who plans on spending time on or near the water, well, ever. Here’s the best way to do it for as long as possible in an emergency situation.

Why You Shouldn't Fear the Black Widow Spider Why You Shouldn't Fear the Black Widow Spider

Spiders—especially famously venomous varieties like the Black Widow—are at the top of a lot of people’s lists when it comes to fears. But unless you’re incredibly unlucky, there’s really no need to fear them.

Davy Crockett's Best Life Lessons Davy Crockett's Best Life Lessons

Davy Crockett is an American folk hero of mythic proportions, and was greatly popularized during the 50s and 60s thanks to Disney’s TV miniseries and major motion pictures. But Crockett was a very real person in history, and he had a lot of wisdom to share.

Turn a Stick Into the Perfect Camping Pot Holder Turn a Stick Into the Perfect Camping Pot Holder

Boiling water over a campfire can be an easy way to get burned if you’re not careful. This clever pot holder can save you some pain, and only requires you have a knife and a stick.

How to Get Into National Parks for Free This Fall How to Get Into National Parks for Free This Fall

This year, there are ten days the National Park Service is offering free admission and the last four of those days are this fall. The next of these free days is this Friday, August 25th, so here’s how to make the most of your free fall visit.

How to Have the Best Bonfire of the Summer How to Have the Best Bonfire of the Summer

Bonfires are pretty much a summer and early fall tradition. You might think they’re easy to throw together in a few minutes, but making a bit more effort will turn a mediocre bonfire gathering into one that you and your friends will fondly remember.

How to Remove a Tick Without Touching It How to Remove a Tick Without Touching It

If you find a tick on yourself, it’s totally normal to want to climb out of your skin and burn it and live your life with your bones and muscles on display. Since that didn’t work the last time I tried it, I’m glad to report there is a safe, effective, hands-off way to remove the tick from your skin. More than one, in…

11 Career Paths for New Grads Who Hate Offices 11 Career Paths for New Grads Who Hate Offices

A lot of people like working but hate offices: They can’t stand uncomfortable clothes, or being inside all day, or the forced sociability around the water cooler. I am one of those people. It’s the predictability that bothers me—there’s something about knowing where you’re going to be, every single day except weekends…

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