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Monthly Archives: July 2022

First Look: A Trekking Pole that Doubles as a Water Filter

When I first heard about PürTrek mashing together trekking poles and a water filter into one product, I was intrigued. I’m a big fan of efficiency and having a water filter always at hand when hiking sounded like a great idea. I got one, and after a couple of weeks of use, I believe that […]

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7 Tools No Adventuremobile Owner Should Leave Home Without

If you’re going to use your vehicle in inclement weather, remote areas, or off-road, plan on running into trouble. Fortunately, that trouble gets easier to navigate the more prepared you are. Here are seven things to keep in your vehicle at all times. Tire Repair Kit Tires are the most essential and the most frequently […]

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I Won’t Go into the Backcountry Without This Device

Adventure athletes are among the most fearless people in the world—summiting exposed peaks during lightning storms, dropping off cliffs on bikes, and generally pushing the limits of what’s possible outdoors. Growing up, I aspired to nothing less. I skied on a downhill-racing and freeride team, and always felt strangely grounded when scaring myself in the […]

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”A Bike Ride Is Far Better Than Yoga, or Wine, or Weed.”

Back when I was living in Brooklyn, New York, I would often see Jody Rosen on a bike. I wouldn’t say we were the closest of friends—we went to college together, but now, as then, we moved in slightly different circles. Still, we’d often have a street corner stop and chat, trading the sort of […]

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Winter Has Arrived on ‘Alone.’ It’s Time to See What These Contestants Are Made Of.

Let me tell you about my favorite scene from the current season of Alone, a reality television show that is supposed to be about wilderness survival. Spoiler alert: my favorite moment has nothing to do with the wilderness or survival. In last week’s episode, cast member Karie Lee Knoke, a 57-year-old primitive skills instructor from Sandpoint, […]

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A Paddleboard Adventure to Climb in Spain’s Mont-Rebei Gorge

This story was originally published bu Climbing.com.  Grunting with the weight, we lift heavy packs and inflatable paddleboards onto our backs for the hike into Spain’s Mont-Rebei Gorge. Though it’s still early in the morning, the heat from the surrounding hillsides and cliffs radiates outwards, making us sweat. As we round the first corner, we […]

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Mammoth Cave National Park Is Spooky yet Stunning

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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Mountain Towns Still Don’t Know How to Talk About Racism

As a Black woman with a complicated upbringing, the mountains of northwest Wyoming weren’t an obvious place for me to find a home. My childhood was a short-lived one—I moved roughly 13 times before I was 13, and what I experienced during those years is an example of the disproportionate rates of abuse and risk […]

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Manchin Signs on to Biden’s Climate Agenda. But There’s a Catch.

On Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to support an array of spending priorities that the Biden Administration put forward. Dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, it includes $369 billion in new money to address climate change—the largest investment in emissions reduction ever. But to get Manchin’s […]

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