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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This story appears on the Out There podcast. Listen along:  There’s a hard side to the trail that is dirty and damaging, and it brings out my wrinkles – and my vanity. I am exposed and vulnerable here, alone on this remote part of the 500-mile Colorado Trail that takes me through a vast expanse …

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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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Gillian Grogan’s music is woven with intention, and imprinted with the places and people she’s come across in her travels. A self-described engineer, sustainability geek, musician, and human, she wields the power of her songs as a call to action for the environment, and the people who inhabit it. Cross-legged in the September sun, I …

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Clear your plans because She Ventures is hitting the road this fall with stops in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and New York. They’re bringing together a tribe of female-founders, athletes, artists, activists, and changemakers in the outdoor and adventure worlds for an evening of interesting, challenging, inspiring TED-style talks. The line-up of speakers includes Jenny Brusso, founder of …

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When I fronted up to my first kiteboarding lesson about ten years ago, there were two things on my mind. The first thing was: this could hurt, and the other was: where are all the girls? The first, turned out to be completely unfounded, while the second is still true ten years on. Although the …

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[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]ith an unsettling nausea looming in my stomach, masked by overall uneasiness, I hesitantly stepped out of the taxi—it being the sole comfort that I had holed up in for the past hour, sheepishly peering out the windows with pure ignorance combined with wonder. Jetlagged, starving, disoriented and profusely perspiring—and despite the fact that …

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