Lauren Steinheimer

Lauren Steinheimer

A digital nomad with past lives in brain imaging research, guiding outdoor trips and teaching English overseas, Lauren now spends her time running all the trails and roaming the US with her hound dog, Bruce. You might find her drooling over backpacks in your local gear shop, sipping a recovery beer at the finish line of a trail race or meandering aimlessly with a camera and notepad.

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We talked to a certified dog trainer about how to pick the perfect pack for your pup

A proper dog pack allows anyone to bring their loyal pup with them wherever they venture -- be it camping, going for a day hike, or a simple trip to the store. Here are our picks of the best on the market.
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Transform your running shoes into winter-ready treads with these tips

With winter here in full force, a professional runner shares his tips and tricks on how to avoid slipping on ice, with solutions that fit every budget. After all, winter-specific running shoes aren't your only option.
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When wilderness bites back, Mountain Medics offers on-site emergency care

By leaning on telemedicine and smartphones, Mountain Medics makes wilderness rescue and aid less of a troublesome process by bringing its mobile treatment clinics into the wild whenever adventurists need it.
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Why your GPS-enabled smartwatch may show different data than your friend’s

GPS-equipped watches are convenient, but how do they work and why do their findings often differ? Here's everything you need to know, from their triangulation features to the various types of interference.
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Freezy Freakies, plus six other great running gloves for winter

Running is tough enough without snow and freezing temperatures. Thankfully, the right pair of running gloves can make your morning routine more enjoyable, regardless if you're looking for a lightweight liner or something more capable.
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Backpacker turns Ikea's strangely tough shopping bags into an ultralight backpack

After spending months drooling over packs with $450 price tags, a San Diego-based computer programmer decided to try building his own with Ikea bags.