Feb 8, 2013

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The Ski Town Hustle: How to Get Paid in a Ski Town Without a Job

The Ski Town Hustle:  How to Get Paid in a Ski Town Without a Job

There is a catch-22 to living in a ski town.  Pretty much everything that you want to do in winter costs money.  And very few people actually make money simply by skiing or snowboarding.  There usually is a catch if they do:  shuttling around whining kids and snow-plowing beginners.  

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Jan 3, 2013

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The Beard Hall of Fame

The Beard Hall of Fame

coverLong before he invented the wheel or rendered the woolly mammoth extinct, man and beard forged a relationship that has sustained throughout the ages (especially during the winter months). Flowing facial locks and ringlets have come to define some of history’s most iconic figures,

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Dec 24, 2012

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Dirtbagging in Yosemite Valley

Dirtbagging in Yosemite Valley

John Muir might have been the first dirtbag in Yosemite. He stuck around the Valley, and the Sierra Nevada, for several decades and even tried his hand at climbing some of its peaks. The jobs

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Dec 18, 2012

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5 Backcountry Cocktails

5 Backcountry Cocktails

Packing for a trip into the backcountry is all about being efficient, saving space, and making things lighter. Therefore, these principles must also be applied to your backcountry libations. The problem is, beer and pre-made mixers are full of water, and water is heavy.

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Dec 6, 2012

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From Dandy to Dirtbag: Climbing Clothing Throughout the Ages

From Dandy to Dirtbag: Climbing Clothing Throughout the Ages

When Jacques Balmat made the first ascent of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the alps, he looked pretty dapper. There he is in the painting below, wearing his breaches, out for a dandy stroll. For a second, I’d like you to

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Dec 3, 2012

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The Dirtbag Gourmand: 5 Cheap Meals to Make on the Road

The Dirtbag Gourmand: 5 Cheap Meals to Make on the Road

A tip to all the epicures out there: Never develop a passion for outdoor adventure. Exploring the wild will charge your life with cosmic meaning, you’ll lose lots of weight and meet lots of cool people – but it’ll hamstring your quest for gustatory pleasure. There’s no fresh baked bread or foie gras in the wilderness. If you can’t learn to live with eating oatmeal and peanut butter everyday, you would be wise to stick to the city.

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