Feb 6, 2013

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Cycling vs. Driving: The Wheel War Wages On

Cycling vs. Driving: The Wheel War Wages On

Is that even a valid comparison?

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Feb 5, 2013

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Movies That Have Hurt the Ski Bum Image

Movies That Have Hurt the Ski Bum Image

Living in a resort town, you see a lot of people who visit with certain expectations of the so-called “ski-bum” lifestyle.  Whether it is by the brand new wardrobe, the state of their credit limit, or a vernacular that implies good intentions, yet might as well be a tatoo on your head that says “tourist”. 

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Feb 5, 2013

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The Beginner’s Guide to Falling a Tree

The Beginner’s Guide to Falling a Tree

If you’ve never cut down a tree but think the process seems simple enough, then you’re sorely mistaken. Tree falling is a technical process that requires solid focus, the ability to visually calculate lengths and distances, and considerable upper-body strength. Here’s a how-to guide for rookie lumberjacks.

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Feb 4, 2013

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The Message Your Moustache is Sending to Women

The Message Your Moustache is Sending to Women

Over the years, the world has been unable to make up it’s mind about the moustache — is it a classy fashion statement, or the mark of a savage beast? And while the American public is in the midst of a moustache revival of sorts, it should be noted that the wearer’s self-image may strongly differ from the message his whisker arrangement is sending to those around him,

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Jan 28, 2013

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Are You a Backpacker?

Quickly, disregard all your previous misconceptions of what it means to be “cool”. Throw away any inclination to resist repeatedly watching this video and embrace what Gabriel and Chafino define as a backpacker.

If it isn’t the catchy guitar riffs or melodious vocals that get you, perhaps the nostalgia will. But seriously, this video represents all that we as adventurers have felt at some time and place. Traveling takes you places and puts you in experiences that are perhaps a little less comfortable or convenient than you would choose. It’s all part of the adventure.

So when your adventures put you in less-than-desirable circumstances, remember to rid yourself of the backpacker blues, and ride on muchacho!

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Dec 19, 2012

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Six Outdoors Items Acquired by Hipsters

Six Outdoors Items Acquired by Hipsters

As hipsters slowly eek their way into mainstream life, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between hipster and outdoor culture. Both subcultures pride themselves on their ability to live minimalist lives. While outdoors(wo)men

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