Rachel Cavanaugh

Rachel Cavanaugh

Rachel discovered outdoor recreation in ’98 when she stumbled into a river town one summer and left a raft guide 3 months later. She worked at ski resorts and snowboard shops before launching her career as a journalist which has included writing for print newspapers, magazines and various online publications.

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How to update a Garmin GPS

Having a GPS unit in your car is incredibly useful but the device needs all current roads and highways mapped out in order to be effective. Here's an easy, step-by-step tutorial on how to update a Garmin GPS, including Drive, Zumo, Nuvi…
Outdoors

The best binoculars

Be it gazing at a rare bird or sitting in the nosebleed section, you need a good pair of binoculars to see things from a distance. But what you should you look for? Desirable features vary depending on what you're doing so it's important to…
Outdoors

Keep cozy and warm with the best base layers

Winter is here and if you're playing outside you need base layers to wick moisture and keep you warm. Here is a list of the best base layers to add to your outdoor gear closet that'll keep you cozy all season.
Outdoors

Stay warm by layering the right way this winter with the best mid-layers

Playing outside in the winter can be a frigid endeavor if you don’t have top-notch cold-weather gear and an excellent layering system. Here is a list of the best mid-layers to help keep you warm and dry.
Outdoors

Minimalist footwear maker Vibram jumps feet first into barefoot tech debate 

Vibram launched FiveFingers toe shoes in 2005 and now, 13 years later, barefoot running is having a second revolution. By freeing your toes from traditional shoes — aka “foot coffins”— the idea is they function more naturally. We've…
Outdoors

Just add whitewater: These are the gadgets pro kayakers use to go ‘500 percent’

From video analysis to smart fitness trackers, technology plays a big role for competitive athletes. We sat down with professional kayakers Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson to discuss the role that the modern world plays in their kayaking…