There’s nothing worse than spending a beautiful day on the water, only to open your dry bag at one point and discover that your sandwich bread is soggy with sea water or your camera not turning on or your sleeping bag heavy with wet feathers. After making several dry bag mistakes, I don’t trust just …

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We recently caught up with Martina Brimmer, our genius bud behind Swift Industries, a bicycle bag company based in Seattle, WA. And they’re not just about making mighty fine bags. They’re about integrating a love of adventure into every stitch, fine-combing fabrics for the most durable they can find, and dreaming up new ways to …

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I always thought losing my sight would be one of life’s most cruel punishments. To wake up in darkness, to be a stranger to Earth’s beauty, to forever miss the smiles on your mother/child/friend/lover’s face. Without my glasses, life is a blur, and sometimes I fear the totality of permanent blindness. A few years ago, …

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Here’s a brief history of women’s running apparel summed up in a conversation: Dude designer: Hey, I’m making these running shorts for these women. Dude manager: Great, we don’t know if there’s a market for it but we’re getting a ton of requests for women’s apparel from actual women. But, you never know. What have …

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Since I touched down on a runway in Anchorage in a blizzard, I’ve had the feeling of being magnetized to a place for reasons unknown. It was my first year out of college, when it seemed like I was stumbling along the path of least anxiety, hoping to get something right. Oddly, for me that …

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Distance runner, traveler, adventurer, and writer Jenny Tough lives up to her name. She’s trekked and paddled her way through six continents, including the unmapped terrain of the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Here’s her on goals, challenges, and what she brings on her runs.  You were the first person to run solo and unsupported …

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Unless you have a private boat or seaplane, the only way to get to Dry Tortugas National Park, the southernmost terminus of the United States, is on a ferry called the Yankee Freedom III that docks in Key West, Florida. The park encompasses seven islands 70 miles from both Key West and Cuba. The islands, …

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