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Mayweather vs Guerrero: Thoughts on the Fight and Future of Boxing

May

5

Mayweather vs Guerrero: Thoughts on the Fight and Future of Boxing

Boxing is a storied and notoriously tough sport. I wonder though, if it weren’t for Showtime and Pay Per View, would the sport continue to survive or die off? Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights are often more exciting and fast paced. Boxers no longer have the bare knuckle battles of old and the last heavyweight […]

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Topo Maps for iPhone and iPad Review: The App You Need When You’re Lost

Jan

8

Topo Maps for iPhone and iPad Review: The App You Need When You’re Lost

My go-to topographical map on my iPhone and iPad is Phil Endecott’s Topo Maps. I don’t know who Phil is, but he’s the man. I like him because of what he’s produced, which is an easy-to-use topo map app that blends the built-in GPS power of the iPhone with USGS topographical maps. And then he […]

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See the Rain: NOAA Hi-Def Radar Weather App for iPhone Review

Dec

28

See the Rain: NOAA Hi-Def Radar Weather App for iPhone Review

The problem with the built-in Apple weather app for iPhone is that it only provides static forecasts, highs and lows, a chance of rain or snow. When I’m about to embark on a trip where weather is important, particularly out into the mountains, I turn to NOAA Hi-Def Radar on my iPhone or iPad. NOAA […]

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Jack Reacher Fighting Rules

Dec

22

Jack Reacher Fighting Rules

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What’s running through Jack Reacher’s mind just before and during a fight? His rules of combat, of course — unless they are so ingrained that they are truly second nature. For most of us, the thoughts go something like this: Oh shit, this really going down. I’ve been in a few fights in my time, […]

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Rock Star Adventure Series — Bargain Hunting for Gear

Dec

18

Rock Star Adventure Series — Bargain Hunting for Gear

No epic rock star story starts out, “My mom bought me this great¬†Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar ($1400) and I knew right away I was born to rock.” ¬†Jimi Hendrix’s first guitar was a broom which he carried around relentlessly until at the age of fifteen he bought his first guitar from a […]

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Rock Star Adventure Series – The Backyard

Dec

7

Rock Star Adventure Series – The Backyard

Micro-adventuring is the corner stone of adventuring like a rock star. Becoming a rock star doesn’t happen overnight. There is the constant practice in the garage. Learning to sing or to play an instrument has a cost associated with it that is so high only mothers can calculate it. Once a budding rock star has […]

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