This truly is the greatest thing since Michael Webb of Archigram's Suitaloon, (shown below the fold)- Industrial and fashion designer Justin Gargasz has developed a jacket that unfolds into a tent. Talk about carrying your house on your back!
As the world seems to spin at an increasingly fast pace, there are also increasingly more stories of folks opting to "take it down a notch", slow down, and choose simpler pursuits. Author Nick Rosen has taken on the task of
For many years now, I've been dreaming about retreating from society and live somewhere away from cities and civilization and modernity, living a very simple, peaceful, pure life in total harmony with nature--that'd be paradise for me, physically,
These three young men having been walking across Britain without any money, camping out and relying on the kindness of strangers to survive. Calling themselves "singing adventurers", they have taken three major trips in the past three years, sleeping
This very cool light-weight flashlight caught my eye at the West Coast Green tradeshow. It is a hybrid device that makes solar powered flashlights far more reliable. The solar charger on the side of the handle uses solar or indoor lighting to charge
Toyota donates $500,000 and five hybrids to the Grand Canyon National Park Association as part of a $5 million gift to the national park system. Read on to find out what plans the Grand Canyon has for these new
In a previous post, we talked about BEE Japan (Bicycle for Everyone's Earth), an initiative that started here in Japan 1997. Now in its 11th year BEE Japan is going strong, using Flickr to show their progress. Every year they are attracting cyclists
Tokyo has been hit by a particularly hot summer this year, and according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, this will continue well into late September. As most rented living arrangements in Japan commonly come with built in air-conditioners, that
We mentioned the other week how new recycled content backpacking tents were on display at the recent Outdoor Retailer trade show. Yet for all the goods green news that continues to comes from the adventure sports industry, forward thinkers in the
The Greatest Outdoor Gear
How do you make the greatest outdoor gear? We went to Empire Canvas Works' Kevin Kinney to find out. If the quality of Kevin's work is any indication, the recipe is clear. Start with a passion seeded by stitching together a
Coleman stoves have been around forever; the green metal two-burners have been staples of car camping, if a little bit heavy for canoe trips or hiking. Now they have mashed it together with a storage section; when you unfold it you have room for
The great outdoors is full of yummy wild mushrooms just waiting to be fried up in a little olive oil, but why wait until you get home? Bring along designer Stefani Santilli's field cooker and you are ready to go.
While there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the lack of free time among children that's leading to nature deficit disorder, there's a summer camp called "Tinkering School" that aims to change all that by letting kids decide the
As Greg Haegle of the Sierra Club highlighted on Monday, the Sierra Club, in conjunction with the National Military Family Association, hosts Operation Purple Camp each summer, allowing 10,000 kids the change to