Martina Brimmer is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Seattle-based bicycle bag and pannier company, Swift Industries. This week, she’s taking over the Misadventures Instagram feed, to give us all a behind-the-scenes peek at how Swift Industries make their bags, and how the tenets of wilderness travel influence her business philosophy. But before you hop …

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Traci Saor is the founder of G.O.N.E. (Get Outdoors Now and Everyday), which began informally about five years ago, when she started taking female friends kayaking. However, the informal meetings quickly grew into a more formal organization, one dedicated to helping women in domestic violence situations find empowerment in the outdoors. In honor of the International Day …

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It’s hard to know where to the start when describing Sea to Summit’s out-of-this-world Sleeping Mats, but suffice to say: if our Summer Stuff series is about sharing summer discoveries that have become summer necessities, the UltraLight, Comfort Light and ComfortPlus Mats are all slam-dunks. I didn’t grow up in an outdoorsy family, so most of my …

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Sarah Knapp is the founder of OutdoorFest, which got its start as a 10-day outdoor adventure festival bringing hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, climbing, slacklining and many more outdoor opportunities to New Yorkers. With a mission to “connect urban dwellers to local outdoor resources to encourage healthier, active, and more adventurous lifestyles,” OutdoorFest has thrived in New York City, and expanded to Washington, …

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Tucson, Arizona, which I call home these days, is blessed with an average of 286 sunny days a year. This makes it pretty much the perfect place to test out an oven that cooks by harnessing the power of the sun. Introducing: the Solavore Sport. Founded in 2015, Solavore is a women-owned business with a mission. Today, almost 3 billion …

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Professional surfer Malia Manuel shares how yoga impacts her surfing: “A wave can be anywhere from 10 seconds to 30 seconds. The way you choose to use your breath and flow with a wave can really make an impact on the way you ride it. I think yoga and surfing is very similar in terms of a moving …

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It’s no surprise at Misadventures that surfing magazines have a history of erasing women from their pages, and the sport. Last year, our very first Gender Representation Report, which tracks women’s representation in outdoors magazines across the board, revealed the sorry surfing media statistics: in the August 2014 issue of Surfing Magazine, only 9 images of women appear, as compared …

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Backpacker Magazine just conducted a survey of more than 3,000 readers, and found an unsettling trend: “No matter how we sliced the data, women of any outdoor experience level were, on average, less confident in their skills and less likely to see themselves as leaders than men with the equivalent experience.” Given that outdoor adventure encourages people to feel more confident …

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At Misadventures, we celebrate women every day—women who love the outdoors, who travel far and wide, who embrace adventure within and without—but in honor of International Women’s Day 2015, we’ve rounded up interviews of ours with ten especially inspiring misadventurers. These women have been chained up at rallies, set world records, competed on Survivor, assisted …

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