What The Kings of Summer Can Teach Us about Becoming Men


The Kings of Summer holds a powerful lesson for men young and old alike, one that Christian Clifton hopes more will realize before it’s too late.

A Man’s Guide To Buying The Perfect Christmas Gift, Without Costing The Earth

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10 Christmas gifts to save the planet and maybe some money too…

How to Keep the Wild in your Child (Without Losing it Yourself)

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One young couple explains how having kids didn’t mean the end of their adventures



As I try to cement my memories, the sensations from that summer when my father had a heart-attack creep in.

A Tent that Held an Entire Universe Inside: On Camping Together and Getting Lost

A tent that held an entire universe inside

Mike Grant searched for Viking treasure while camping with his own dad, and wishes to impart the same sense of adventure to his sons.

Put the Canoe in the Paddle


In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby turns terrible two, Minnie Mouse is the new Gangnam Style, and nature defies nature.

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]


My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

Lost in the Wilderness


Destinations are the goal, but often getting lost is what the journey is all about.

Bringing It to the Men


Men coming together can improve their relationships with women, too.

Love Letter Lost


Years later, Thomas Fiffer can recall every aspect of the letter he wrote to her—how he felt, the way his “e’s” curled—everything except for the words.

Roughing it on the River

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Eight year old teaches dad the joys of a kayaking camping trip

Wild Boys, Wilderness, and Woodcraft Rangers


Predecessors of the Boy Scouts of America, Woodcrafters still bring nature-deprived boys out into the wilderness.

A Guy’s Wilderness Canoeing Adventure


When young males are without older men as guides to the natural world, it’s easy for them to be completely disconnected from nature.

Lots of Bears, No Dishwashers – Camping at its Best.


Kenny Bodanis relates the fun and adventure of camping in the woods with two kids and an awful lot of bears.

Man Made: Surviving Outdoors


Joel Stein attempts to become a Boy Scout as an adult, in an excerpt from his hilarious new book.

Guestpost #70: Steve Hobbs – Ten things I've learned (and loved) to do as a kid growing up in conserved nature

TweetNote: Steve is a repeat poster, and got me “Freshly Pressed”…so thanks Steve! In addition to his passion for comedy, Steve’s an avid fan of spending time in nature – in addition to camping regularly and having worked at an educational nature-oriented day camp, he grew up backing onto a large conservation area in Markham. […]