Looking for a way to spice up that morning paddle? Take a cue from this very lucky gentleman, who, while out for a leisurely paddle board session in Oceanside, California, was nearly struck by a breaching Humpback Whale. In the end, he walked away with one hell of a story and 15 minutes of internet fame, but needless to say, this could have gone much, much worse.

Legendary mountain biker Steve Peat may not compete quite like he used to, but that doesn't make his recent trip to the Norway's Lofoten Islands any less captivating. If you're looking for the perfect synthesis of man, machine, and nature, this might just be it.

Arriving in theaters next month, Patagonia new hour-long documentary, Jumbo Wild, takes an in-depth look at the battle to balance conservation and recreation in British Columbia's iconic—and important—Jumbo Valley. Set against the backdrop of backcountry skiing and snowboarding, this one is a must-watch for everyone interested in preserving the things they love.

Ever seen a drug commercial and been left shaking your head at the absurdity? Ever gotten outside and suddenly had all your problems fixed for a few hours? Then this winking, tongue-in-cheek parody commercial for Nature RX is sure to offer a up a laugh or two. Give it a watch and then get out there and take your medicine.

Here's an adventure lesson for all of you who have yet to learn it: The most dangerous moments often arise out of the most unassuming circumstances. Just ask these hikers, who took to the hills above Maui for a quick dip in Commando waterfall only to be greeted by an entirely unexpected flash flood that blocked their path back down the mountain and required rescue by helicopter. Needless to say, the footage captured on their drone is pretty terrifying but well worth a watch for anyone lacking a healthy respect for the raw power of nature.

The Pacific Crest Trail stretches 2,660-miles from the US/Mexico border to the US/Canada border. It's a long, arduous hike that is not for the beginning hiker. But it is also one of the most iconic trails in existence. Passing through 25 National Forests and 7 National Parks, the PCT's terrain encompasses everything from desert to mountains.

YouTube user Halfway Anywhere takes us on a sped-up hike of the trail's entirety in just 3-minutes. Hopefully this gets you motivated for your own hike.

Backpacks are one of the major necessities for all types of travels in life. There's minimal ones and there's ones built for serious excursions.

So in our continuing Summer Camp series, we break down a perfect backpack for every type of travel you could (and should) be doing this summer. So get out there and explore.

Network A Summer Camp continues with one of the most important aspects of sitting around a campfire with your buddies: the beer.

Man and fire have been together since the beginning. And sometimes when you're out there on an adventure it's not always the easiest task to get one going. So as we continue our Summer Camp to help you spur your own adventures, we figured a few essential tips on how to make a great campfire were in order.

These are just a few basic tips, feel free to leave your own tips below!