Guides & How-To's

Pop Quiz

21 Terms Every Knife-Lover Should Know

The vocabulary used to describe a pocket knife may not be as complex as that which speaks to mechanical watches or automobiles, but if you want to sound like an expert, there are a few that you should commit to memory.

Gear Tips

How to Re-Waterproof Your Jacket

Waterproof garments can lose their resilience over time, but that doesn't mean your rain jacket belongs in the trash. Save yourself a few dollars by learning how to revitalize it with the right tools and a few simple steps.

Dominate the Desert

Essential Knowledge and Gear for Driving on Sand

When you take things off-road, that's when the ground underneath your tires can change in an instant, surfaces can shift, grip comes and goes and the better prepared you, and your vehicle are, the better time you'll have.

Guide to Life

How to Mod a Seiko 5

Watch modder Nick Harris shows how to turn a $60 Seiko SNK809 into a beautiful custom timepiece in an hour and a half.

Avocados Are Just a Piece of the Puzzle

How to Make Truly Great Guacamole

According to Gonzalo Guzmán, the chef and owner of San Francisco's celebrated restaurant Nopalito.

Know What You're Buying

How to Read a Bag of Coffee Beans

Three things that shape the flavor and quality of a bag of beans, according to Counter Culture Coffee's Thomas Costello.

Transcend the Top-Down Photo

How to Take a Better Food Photo

Tips and tricks from Daniel Krieger, a celebrated food photographer who has shot nearly 100 assignments for The New York Times, along with his work for Food & Wine and Bon Appétit.

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