What’s the Real Story Behind the Popular Soft Drink Coca-Cola?
Nothing could be more American than sitting down with your friends, in a restaurant or during the big game, and enjoying a great big glass of Coca-Cola, right? Coca-Cola means Santa Claus, family outings and summertime fun… in other words, pure Americana. So, what does Coca-Cola have to do with America’s war on drugs?
Curling 101 – Everything You Need to Know About the Game
You might think you’ve tried every ice and snow sport there is, but unless you’re already a member of a very strange and unique ice and granite-loving tribe, you probably haven’t tried curling yet.
Where Do ‘Couch Potatoes’ Come From?
Some of you might be laughing right now, while looking at your husband or significant other and thinking, “I know exactly where couch potatoes come from. (Insert loved one’s name here).” And, you know, you’d be kind of right.
Why Do We ‘Knock on Wood?’
Oops, you’ve just said something terrible, or perhaps something you shouldn’t have said at all. You don’t want to invite the bad luck that will inevitably accompany your careless remarks, but what can you do? Knock on wood, of course. But why do we do that?
What Exactly is a ‘Scapegoat’ Anyway?
Since today is “National Blame Someone Else Day,” we thought we’d take a look at the origins of the term “scapegoat.” No, a scapegoat isn’t a tricky goat that has busted out of his pen and fled the farm. A scapegoat is someone who shoulders the blame and is punished, unjustly or not, for the misdeeds of others.
Put Your Winter Camping Gifts to Good Use at Glacier National Park [PICTURES, VIDEO]
The snow might be falling, and the sleigh bells ringing, but you can still hike through the wilderness this winter and enjoy some backcountry camping in Montana’s pristine Glacier National Park. If you’ve visited the park before, especially in the spring or summer, get ready for a completely different kind of adventure.
6 Hunting Apps That’ll Improve Your Game
RangeFinder, Market.android.com / Thinkstock / Duck Hunting Calls, Market.android.com Smart phones help us with most of our daily tasks, so why shouldn't it help out hunters with bringing home the best game possible? Just because you’re slogging through the forest, or across an alpine meadow, with your gun in hand, doesn’t mean you have to leave technology behind. Charge up your ...
6 Hardcore GPS Units That Can Take a Beating, No Matter the Weather
Garmin, llbean.com / Carl Pettit / Bushnell, Amazon.com If you’re trekking out into the woods or the mountains this winter season, a durable and reliable GPS unit is just the thing to ensure you find your way home. We're not talking about the ones that black out if dropped in a puddle, either. No one w ...
10 Survival Gadgets Every Camper Needs to Brave the Outdoors
stevecadman, Flickr Has the idea of camping recently peaked your interest, or is your Secret Santa an outdoors enthusiast? If you, or someone you’re buying gifts for this holiday season wants to get back to nature, we've just made your a life a little bit easier. There ar ...
5 Amazing Snowmobile Destinations to Get Your Heart Pounding
US Government, Wiki Common If you’re after some winter action and heaps of adrenaline, and don’t mind a little risk, you may want to consider the snowmobile as the answer to this need. Check out these awe-inspiring snowmobile areas and parks, each with something special to offer. From prist ...
Alaska’s Dog Mushing School Brings ‘White Fang’ to Life [PICTURES]
Ever thought about living the wild Alaskan life or are you simply a fan of Jack London books? You might consider enrolling in a dog mushing school this winter. Winterlake Lodge, located on the famous Iditarod Trail in Alaska, offers its guests a four-day long dog mushing school.
6 Warmest Sleeping Bags That’ll Bring the Heat in Cold Weather
Marmot Col EQ, Trailspace.com / Carl Pettit / Slumberjack, Slumberjack.com Jack Frost might be waiting just outside your door, but you can still embrace the icy tundra and enjoy the beauty of nature this winter season, just as long as you bring the right camping gear ...