The always dope AndShesDopeToo and outdoors powerhouse Backcountry.com have teamed up to present the highly-anticipated film, Moksha. It follows three Nepali women who have dedicated themselves to spreading the joy that mountain biking can bring to women across the Himalayas. Throughout the course of the film, they compete in races across the Asian continent, claim titles as the first female …

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Urban Dictionary defines “dirtbag” as “a person who is committed to a given (usually extreme) lifestyle to the point of abandoning employment and other societal norms in order to pursue said lifestyle…dirtbags are seeking to spend all of their moments pursuing their lifestyle.” While I’ve never been unemployed, I do seek to spend all of …

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I’m a Brit and I married an American. Together we live in London but we visit America at least once a year. We both love nature so we spend most of our holidays camping. He is from Los Angeles, so whenever we visit we go up the coast along Highway 1, to Big Sur and Yosemite. …

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I remember the first time I had to pee outdoors. I was eight or so years old, and the reason I remember it is because it didn’t go well. There was just pee, everywhere. On my sandals. On my ankles. Everywhere. I had zero technique and all of the embarrassment. The shame of this utter …

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We tried out Seattle Sports’ GloStick. It’s a lightweight, USB-charged beacon that has up to 3 hours of bright-setting usage. If love those crack-activated, party glow-sticks, but you just wish they would last longer, this is what you’ve been waiting for all these years. PROS Pro: Charging is easy and battery-free. If the GloStick is …

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I spent the first week of college with dirt on my face. I was attending an outdoor education program that offered courses with names like, “Rock Rescue” and “Intro to Whitewater Kayaking.” So, during that first week, while my friends who were attending more traditional universities went to frosh parties and began to panic about …

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Recently I was packing for a hiking trip that would take me through Colorado’s Weminuche and Rio Grande Wildernesses. When I reached for my small first aid kit – something I bought in an outdoor store years ago – I was reminded of its overall inadequacy. As an EMT, I have a hefty medic bag full …

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You’ve been hiking since 5:30 this morning and still have two miles to go. You know you’re on the homestretch but you’re tired, your feet hurt, you’re covered in dirt, and the only dangling carrot that is keeping you in a forward motion is the knowledge that you are going to destroy some delicious dinner …

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