Nick Davidson

Nick Davidson



How Dangerous is Heat Stroke?

On average, nearly 700 people die each year from extreme heat. It's the most serious threat to your outdoor summer workout, but heat stroke doesn't have to kill you if you're careful.

Nick Davidson
Jul 24, 2014

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.

Nick Davidson
Jul 18, 2014

America’s Best Car-Touring Roads

Long stretches of open road through some of the most beautiful areas of the country, peppered with wildlife sightings, adventurous detours, and good brews—it's so much more than getting from Point A...

Nick Davidson
Jul 7, 2014

The On-The-Go Camp Food Showdown

For campers and backpackers looking to find the best in pre-prepared backcountry meals, Good To-Go is the new contender in town.

Nick Davidson
Jun 24, 2014

How Safe is Nuclear Waste?

Recent nuclear power plant leaks haven't been as extreme as Chernobyl, but they're still scary. So when should you keep calm and when should you run for the hills?

Nick Davidson
May 16, 2014

How Do Birds Find Their Way Back Home in the Spring?

Humans have noted the phenomenon of avian migration for several thousand years and produced some misguided explanations for a bird's return home come spring—Aristotle hypothesized that redstarts...

Nick Davidson
May 2, 2014

Can an Otter Take Down a Human?

Recent news of a rogue otter devouring an alligator in Florida's Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge has people reevaluating the nominal clown of the waterways' prowess. So what do the experts say?

Nick Davidson
Mar 21, 2014

Will a Taser Work on a Cougar?

In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry...

Nick Davidson
Jan 17, 2014

The Secret Lives of Mushroom Hunters

Langdon Cook's new book, the Mushroom Hunters, delves into the secretive and sometimes dangerous subculture of mushrooming.

Nick Davidson
Oct 13, 2013

The Greatest Survival Journey

A conversation with Tim Jarvis as he prepares to set out with a crew of five men to repeat Ernest Shackleton's 800-mile open-boat crossing of the South Atlantic.

Nick Davidson
Jan 18, 2013