Quick Hits

Books to stuff in your backwoods backpack; a place to let out your inner Mad Max; exercise and entrepreneurs; fashionable compressionwear; getting rid of old tech.


Hiker’s Bookshelf


Base Camp Denver


With Denver you get the best of two worlds: the city’s vibrant nightlife combined with trails through some of the Front Range’s most magnificent scenery within a three-hour drive. Covers Boulder, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland and other nearby areas.


Hiking Waterfalls New York



If you thought waterfalls in New York began and ended with Niagara, guess again: Here are more than 100 falls found all over the state rated by height, beauty, hiking time and whether or not you can bring the dog.


Bushcraft Illustrated


Need help in using a compass or hanging a pot over your campfire? This visual guide to outdoors lore is a real boon to the DIY backpacker.



Wasteland Weekend

When: September 25–29

Where: Edwards, California

What to Expect: A “post-apocalyptic
swimsuit competition and Thunderdome battles,” along with live bands, car cruises, costume contests and more,

according to the organizers.

Why: Mad Max competitions and cosplay—and a music festival?
Who needs Burning Man?

More Info:



Intense Exercise May Improve

Entrepreneurs’ Job Satisfaction

Being your own boss brings its own set of unique stresses—but rigorous exercise may help you blow off steam.


A research team led by Ball State University in Indiana analyzed fitness activity information provided by 472 small-business owners in three states, rating the data based on intensity level. Participants with the highest scores reported the lowest stress levels.


The team found that an increasing number of entrepreneurs are taking up weight training, CrossFit and other demanding fitness regimens. “For participants, high-intensity exercise and the hours it took is time well spent because stress levels are down,” say Ball State’s Michael Goldsby, PhD. “They are ready to get to work, which brings them a great deal of satisfaction.”

Results were published in the Journal of Leadership and Management.


Pricing Your Tech

Looking to sell old electronics? Flipsy.com will check around on different sites to give you the best current price for phones, laptops, tablets and other gear. The site monitors real-time transactions to ensure its quotes are accurate, and only lists offers from stores with proven track records of safe online transactions.


Tight and Stylish

While the athlete in you appreciates the benefits of compression—greater support, less soreness, faster recovery—your inner fashionista hates the way most compressionwear looks. Problem solved: Caliloko uses high-quality yarns to create seamless garments that wick away moisture, reduce odor and allow you to work out in style. caliloko.com