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Wild GoPro Video of Backflip Over 72ft Canyon in Red Bull Rampage 2013

Oct

27

Wild GoPro Video of Backflip Over 72ft Canyon in Red Bull Rampage 2013

Extreme mountain bike rider Kelly McGarry busts out a 72-foot-long backflip over a canyon at Red Bull Rampage 2013, and while that’s cool, he filmed first-person footage with an HD GoPro HERO3+ camera. Heck, the backflip isn’t even the scary part — we started clenching our seats within seconds of the guy taking off to […]

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Always Take Action on ‘Last Call’ Moments — Even Beyond the Bar

Oct

26

Always Take Action on ‘Last Call’ Moments — Even Beyond the Bar

Is there any moment better than the “last call” moment? Last call means you must act. If you’re in a bar drinking with your buddies, you must order or forfeit your final drink. When last call is made, a little stream of adrenaline shoots through your body, and it’s a bigger stream when you realize […]

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Take the Rod

Oct

15

Take the Rod

When I go backpacking, I usually bring along a 7.5′ three-weight fly rod. It’s light and packable. It’s also a Three Forks combo from Cabelas, which makes it a low-end-yet-high-quality rod that’s a wicked good deal. When our core group went backpacking in the White Clouds mountains in Idaho a couple of summers ago, I […]

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Intex Mariner Inflatable Raft Review

Oct

13

Intex Mariner Inflatable Raft Review

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The — an inexpensive but large and durable raft — is simply the best bang for your buck that I’ve ever seen in an inflatable raft. The is what I call a mid-quality raft. I wouldn’t trust it for whitewater rafting, but it’s also far more durable than the cheap little inflatables you can find […]

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Fly Fishing for Brown Trout on the Owyhee via BFGoodrich?

Aug

21

Fly Fishing for Brown Trout on the Owyhee via BFGoodrich?

This is basically a commercial for tires . . . except it’s also a kickass ode to fly fishing and taking off beyond the beaten path. The location? Deep in the Idaho high mountain desert on the Owyhee River. Great video — well worth watching — and the fly fishing part starts about 40 seconds […]

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Adidas Outdoor Hydroterra Shandal Water Shoe Review

Jul

29

Adidas Outdoor Hydroterra Shandal Water Shoe Review

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The is my all-around favorite lightweight water shoe. As the “Hydroterra” water and land name suggests, this unit is part mesh water shoe, part slip-on sandal, part do-everything shoe. What first attracted me to it was the basically full-coverage upper that is also primarily a strong and airy mesh — mesh for ultimate breathability. After […]

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