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The Nomads of Mongolia

Friday January 15, 2016

A few years ago, filmmaker Brandon Li sold (almost) all of his belongings and traveled to Mongolia to live with the nomadic Kazakh people. Luckily for us, he held on to his camera.

A Weekend at The Shack

Saturday January 09, 2016

In the latest volume of the mag we wrote about how to make camping food that doesn’t suck. We needed to find a nice, wild-looking place to photograph the piece, and The Shack in Kyneton, Victoria turned out to be the perfect place.

Under the Northern Lights

Monday January 04, 2016

No animals were harmed in the making of this short film about Scandinavian dogsledders and ice-fishermen. But a lot of camera equipment was.

Austria's Underground Ice Cave

Tuesday December 29, 2015

Exploring the dangerous winter wonderland beneath the Austrian mountains.

The Art of Hiking

Wednesday December 23, 2015

A 24-year-old hiker turns his mountain adventures into an artwork.

Yurt Life

Monday December 14, 2015

You don’t have to be one of Genghis Khan’s descendants to enjoy living in a yurt. For this couple in the wilds of the U.S., it proved the perfect way to get off the grid.

First-Person Kayaker

Wednesday December 09, 2015

When Thomasz Furmanek wants to clear his mind before work, he does what any fjord-loving Norwegian would do if they had the means, and sets off in his kayak.

Poler rolltop bag (giveaway)

Friday December 04, 2015

To celebrate summer – and all the outdoor fun the season entails – we're giving away some durable, hike-worthy backpacks from Poler.

Enjoy books? Like road trips? This interactive map of American literature's iconic journeys is the most fun you can have without actually hitting the road.

Aspen the Hiking Dog

Tuesday December 01, 2015

This dog hiking its way across the U.S. is currently living a more enviable life than any of us.

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