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How to Fillet and Cook Salmon + Dungeness Crab: Recipes and Travel Tips Inspired by the San Juan Islands

by Matt Moore

A wise man once told me that life is always better on a boat. I can’t say that I disagree. Whether paddling a canoe while fishing the Duck River or cruising on a pontoon with friends on Lake Oconee – some of my most joyful moments come from being on the water. Beyond being a […]

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How to Rent a Car (Without Having an Aneurysm)

by Jeremy Anderberg

Renting a car can be a fairly simple process — at least at first. Go online to a rental car website, fill out your information, and click “Reserve.” But when you get up to the rental car counter and start filling out the paperwork to pick up your vehicle, things can start to get confusing. […]

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Walking on (Frozen) Water: A Primer on Snowshoeing

by Darren Bush


This post is brought to you by State Farm. Your guide to getting started with snowshoeing.

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How to Get Free Accommodations When You Travel

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Matthew Kepnes. Maybe you dream of being James Bond and cruising around the world with beautiful and dangerous women, driving fast cars, and stopping criminals. Or maybe you’d like to become a modern-day Indiana Jones, trying to solve ancient mysteries in exotic locales. Or, instead of luxury […]

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Travel Like Your Grandfather: How to Hitchhike Around the USA

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Benjamin Jenks. I know, I know…You are probably thinking two questions. 1. Isn’t hitchhiking really dangerous? I know a man who hitchhiked around the world, another who hitchhiked through Afghanistan, and I hitchhiked over 14,000 miles around the USA. It can be done and it can be […]

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The Great American Road Trip: Thoughts on Driving Across the Country (+Book Giveaway)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Marcus Brotherton, best-selling author or co-author of more than 25 books. Follow his blog at: www.marcusbrotherton.com We were rumbling along highway 2 in Washington State between the two flyspeck towns of Davenport and Reardan, when Paul’s old Ford station wagon broke down. There was no warning sputter. […]

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How to Experience Las Vegas Like a Gentleman

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.  First, a word on the word “gentleman.”  To some, it sounds a bit snooty.  Like some stuck up Victorian-looking fellow who would never get his hands or clothes dirty.  But for the purpose of this article, know that the term is really in […]

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How to Do Laundry on a Road Trip Like John Steinbeck

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff More. You’re packing for a road trip and you’re down to deciding how much clothing to bring. You could have a fresh change of clothes every day, but that adds up to a lot of space quickly, especially if you have multiple companions. You really would […]

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How to Plan a MLB Road Trip: 30 Parks, One Summer

by A Manly Guest Contributor

This post is brought to you by Nissan. Check out The All-New Nissan Versa. INNOVATION UPSIZED. INNOVATION FOR ALL. What’s this?With extensive and meticulous planning, my friend and I drove 20,500 miles over 81 days, and took score during 30 Major League Baseball games–missing not ONE pitch, at every MLB stadium in North America.
Want to do it yourself? Read on, I’ll let you in on the secrets…

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Beyond the Pup Tent: 6 Unconventional Outdoor Shelters

by Darren Bush

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this?
Since the first dude crawled into a cave and grunted “Dude, this rocks,” shelter has been one of the big three human needs along with food and clothing. These days we think shelter, and we think house, something fixed and immovable, but for most of our human history we were wanderers. Portable shelters are part of our genotype. Here are three different kinds of outdoor shelters.

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5 Unexpected Skills Needed on an Ultra-Backpacking Adventure

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tony DiLorenzo from Fit Marriage. From the Mexican border to the vast expanse of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range to snow-capped Mt. Rainer and beyond, there is truly nothing like leaving everything behind to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Each year, around 300 brave souls attempt […]

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Adventures with Fido: How to Camp with Your Dog

by Darren Bush

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this?
The companionship of a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a wilderness traveler. But like anything, the key to a successful trip is preparation, and then more preparation. There are many more considerations in your pre-wilderness trip prep work when taking a dog, and failure in one of them can create drama.

Here’s how to camp with Fido

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How to Plan a (Successful) Canoe Trip

by Darren Bush

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this?
What man has not sat at his desk, surrounded by the walls of his cubicle, and closed his eyes to imagine gliding through the water of a clear river, surrounded on both sides by emerald forests or vibrant fall foliage?

But it needn’t remain a mere fantasy. Canoe tripping is not only romantic, it’s also a very practical way to camp. Here’s how to do it.

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Dog Paddling: How to Take Your Pooch Canoeing

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Darren Bush. Most people who know me know I have a dog-friendly house.  There’s always one to three dogs at the house, depending on who I’m dog-sitting.  Once I was getting a boat ready for a trip on the front lawn, with Amazing Grace (Gracie, my black […]

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From Mud Sprints to Zip Lines: Adventure Racing Near You

by Bryan Schatz

“The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.” -Samuel Smiles, Scottish Author (1812-1904) No outside assistance except in designated areas, no motorized travel, no “civilized” pathways, and no GPS equipment. You are responsible for hauling all […]

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Your Partner Deserves a Good Paddling: Advice on Canoeing

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Darren Bush. “The movement of a canoe is like a reed in the wind…there is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the […]

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The 10 Essentials for Outdoor Adventures

by Chris

Every man has a different idea of what constitutes a “necessity” when venturing out into the wilderness.  For one man, a fire source and a good blade may be all that is required, while for the next, GPS and a full outdoor kitchen setup might be considered indispensable.  While experienced hikers, climbers, and other adventurous […]

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How to Cross the Ocean on a Freighter Ship

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joseph P. Lenze. A few weeks ago Mr. Lenze shared his tips for international backpacking. Now, by popular demand, he gives us his advice on traveling by freighter ship, a manly adventure I’m willing to bet every man has dreamed about at one time or another. This […]

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International Backpacking 101

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: On Tuesdays, we occasionally feature an excellent article that was originally posted in the Art of Manliness Community by a community member. Today we’ve selected a post from Joseph P. Lenze. I have circumnavigated the earth on a shoestring budget without the use of an airplane by traveling through 43 countries via land […]

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