Gift-giving is a gift–it’s like being able to tell when it’s about to rain or what will make someone laugh. But, sometimes, even the most gifted givers need a little direction. The Horizons Issue (just released in Winter 2017) has the full compilation of things that caught our eye this year, and in a rare …

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Isn’t it funny to think about how things in our everyday lives work … and how little we actually know? Ever wondered how that old car of yours keeps going? It all starts with the engine, which converts gasoline into motion through tiny explosions. Man, she’s been more of a trooper through all your travels …

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Once I finally could afford my own kayak after years of mooching, I learned the hard way about boat storage. At first, I stored my 15 ft sea kayak in the stairwell of my apartment where we accessed the trash cans (typical urban dirtbag move). That presented a problem because then we couldn’t take the …

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I always aim to carry my camera, but more often than not I don’t because it’s too bulky. But, the subtle ergonomic cut of the Tanner Goods SLR Camera Strap means I’m comfortable hefting that weight around. The design, coupled with the security of the strap, makes it well worth the cost—particularly if you carry a …

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From mountains to cities, this Kind Apparel dress has you covered As women who work and play in wilds but still live in cities, if not only when we must, we need clothes that can keep up with our adventures and dance between those two worlds. The Andraste dress from Kind Apparel does just that. …

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Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days, and, this summer, it seems like more and more outdoors brands are jumping on the blue-tech bandwagon to put out their own versions. Gone are the days of cranking up the volume on your phone and hoping to make out some semblance of a melody. Gone are …

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I remember buying my first backpacking backpack. I walked into an outdoor store and chatted with a salesman about options. When I asked about lightweight packs, he dismissed them, telling me they would strip away any comfort and weren’t worth it. I left with a backpack that on its own weighed close to five pounds. …

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I’ve long lusted after Oru Kayaks—those magical kayaks that somehow fold into their own portable box. Why so much lust? Well, one, their Instagram feed is on point when it comes to gorgeous paddling photos. And, two, I live in a basement studio apartment in Washington, D.C. without a car. The thought of having a …

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There’s no better feeling than peeling your water booties off after a long day of paddling or surfing and freeing the puppies. You see them regain color, lose the pruney look, and, well, start feeling like feet again. The relief is 10-fold if you’ve squeezed your paws into a tiny play boat for hours, unsure …

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I first met Sarah Hueniken early on a September morning in a cafe in Canmore, Alberta. Hueniken was not quite awake and had had a long day before — to say she was grumpy would mischaracterize her. I immediately approached her like a puppy wagging my tail, sticking out my hand to shake hers. Kind …

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