The Briefing

Crossing Superior on a 1,000-foot “Superlaker”

Of Ice and Men

Last winter, Great Lakes sailors suffered through the worst ice navigation season in 30 years. We boarded a freighter for the last crossing of the season.

How To Load and Fire A Black Powder Rifle

Shooting Like It's 1799

Marin le Bourgeoys created the flintlock mechanism between 1610 and 1615 while serving as the Valet de chambre. Some hunters are still using it today.


Chevy's Goldilocks

Why the mid-size 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is just right.

The Implications of Facebook's

Is this good business, or the end of net neutrality?


The Dish: Charcoal-Grilled Pheasant

How to enjoy your game from a Michelin-starred chef.

On the Docket

Old School and Off Road

Vintage adventure vehicles that blazed new trails

Why the Watch Case Matters

Think beyond the movement

How to Break Like a Pool Pro

It's all in the hips. And wrists.

Stories of Man vs. Beast

From dudes like Roosevelt and Hemingway

Can Bourbon Be Perfected?

Buffalo Trace is playing god to find out

7 Space-Saving Indoor Bike Racks

You and your baby under the same roof

The Benefits of Berries

Those foragers were on to something

A POW's Tale From the Battle of the Bulge.

The letters of mortar gunner Ronald G. Gallie

The World's Most Dangerous Hikes

Bring an enemy

Romantic Vacations Off the Beaten Path

Forget jewelry. Buy flights.

Original Film

Driving the Most Controversial Ferrari in History


Featuring a slew of firsts, the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was wrapped in controversy, failed in sales and has been looked down upon by aficionados for years. Today there is a resurgence in the interest of this ill-fated groundbreaker. We talked to one proud owner to find out why.


Learning to Work Standing Up


Can a week of standing save you from a lifetime of sitting? GP correspondent Peter Koch switched to a stand-up desk to find out.

Today's Contents

Latest Stories

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: January 24, 2015

American Sniper breaks records, previously unseen WWII photographs are developed, Bob Dylan releases an album (and eats lunch with Norm Macdonald and the Patriots played with under-inflated footballs.

Go where no man has gone before

10 Best Sportsman’s All-Terrain Vehicles

These ATVs and UTVs are designed for sportsmen, farmers, ranchers and outdoor off-road lovers. They're built with the mindset that hauling a load can be a darn good time, as long as it involves a gas pedal.

Small but Mighty

The Long of It: A Sportsman’s Guide to the .22 Rifle

Many think that bigger is better when it comes to guns, but the life of the sportsman tends to be more refined and event specific. Case in point: the .22 rifle, which fires a diminutive round at lower speeds and shorter distances than its big-bored brethren, though its popularity is virtually unparalleled.

Four Lists You Missed

On Point: Fixed-Blade Knives
Because you need to stay sharp.
Noise Canceling Headphones
Because serenity now.
Scotland's Top Indie Distilleries
Because the wee fellas rock.
Off-Road Adventure Trailers
Because paths are constricting.

Subscribe to Gear Patrol

A free, daily dose of adventure at 5pm sharp.

Earlier This Week

Best of Show

The Best of SIHH 2015: Day Three

We're bringing you daily coverage of the Salon International Haute Horlogerie. Today: A. Lange & Söhne's "decimal" repeater, Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon and more.

More: SIHH 2015
Not too hot, not too cold

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is Sized Just Right

In America, we do it big: big guns, big bellies and big vehicles. Thankfully, manufacturers have begun offering alternatives to behemoth trucks, and the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a impressive move in the right (smaller) direction.

In the Woods with Dad on a January Deer Hunt

Fresh Tracks, Flintlock Rifles

Trying to kill venison in wintry north Pennsylvania is hard. Doing it with a weapon invented 400 years ago can be an exercise in futility. But there's also no better reminder that hunting is about much more than just bagging game.

Hunt like a Man, Cook like a Chef, Eat like a King

The Dish: Charcoal-Grilled Pheasant

Pheasant has flown across the world, landing in dozens of cultures' kitchens over the centuries. And for good reason: it's delicious. Bryce Shuman, head chef at NYC's Betony, provides a step-by-step guide to cooking pheasant over a charcoal grill.

Birds Have Feathers, We Have This

Kit: Pheasant Hunting

Gear as rugged and tough as the dirt under your boots. This is upland hunting gear, South Dakota-sized.

Sporting Days

Postcard: Target Practice

1:15 p.m. ET | Dover Plains, NY -- We've been enthusiastically told no fewer than four times that "trap shooting is golf with guns", but equating an activity that uses twelve-gauge shotguns to explode clay targets with the world of outlandish polo shirts and John Daly seems like a gross disservice.

Breaking Ice Across the Great Lakes

Of Ice and Men

Last winter, Great Lakes sailors suffered the worst ice navigation season in 30 years. Over 95 percent of Lake Superior was covered with blue ice, some of it 50 inches thick. We boarded a freighter for the last crossing of the season.


Viewfinder: Who We Are

"Who We Are" follows Donnie Vincent and his team of hunters through the Northwest Territories, 20 miles south of the Arctic Circle, drawn to the wilderness by an irresistible yearning.

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: January 17, 2015

An exploration of ramen, visiting the coldest town on Earth, interviews with the creators of Broad City, Oscar nomination reactions, photographing 1970s Brooklyn apartments and more.

Happy Hunting

Introducing: The Sportsman Issue

You can't experience hunting until you've walked, quietly and with heightened awareness and wonder, through woods and field with a true sportsman. So that's exactly what we've sought in our Sportsman Issue, beginning next week.

Getting You Through the Cold Season

15 Winter Camping Essentials

Winter isn't just a time for indoor hibernation. It's a prime opportunity to seek silence and stillness in the great outdoors. Here's the tough gear you need to do it right.

A Photo Essay

20 Days in Cuba

Our complete narrative and guide to traveling Cuba. Grab a friend (or two), book a ticket and make it the adventure of a lifetime.

Flying Above a Grueling Swiss Ski Mountaineering Contest

Photo Essay: Patrouille des Glaciers

Every two years, in the beginning of May, the Swiss hold an historic ski mountaineering race: the Patrouille des Glaciers, “the Glacier Patrol”. The race, a national treasure of sorts, attracts close to 5,000 participants of all ages and ability levels and tens of thousands of rowdy Swiss spectators who line the course.

Blinded by the white

Photo Essay: Cat Boarding at Baldface Lodge

Baldface Lodge is the mecca for powder hounds with a passion for backcountry in its purest sense, boasting over 32,000 acres of unadulterated terrain and 500 inches of fresh throughout a typical season.