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National Heat Safety Month

July is a time for sunshine, swimsuits and serious sweat sessions. It’s also a time to make sure we all stay cool, covered and safe. That’s why MISSION Instant Cooling Gear and their proathlete founders are dedicated to spreading the importance of National Heat Safety Month this July. Co-founder Chris Valletta, former NFL player, experienced […]

An Elevated Spirit

Everyone has their spirit of choice, but not many can say that theirs comes with added health benefits. If tequila isn’t your favorite spirit, you may want to rethink your go-to drink. 100% agave tequila is one of the cleanest liquors out there and, when consumed in moderation, can actually improve your overall health. So, drink […]

Enter the Scottish National Trail

Introducing the SNT
If you’ve never heard of the Scottish National Trail, then I am not surprised. Not many people have as its 864 km (537 mile) length is overshadowed by its more famous, much older relatives like the West Highland Way and Cape Wrath Trail, both of which the SNT shares some distance with.
According to Walk Highlands, which is the extensive primary database on Scotland’s vast trail system (indeed, the country is a hiking paradise) the SNT was devised by outdoors writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish. ...

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SHT Gear List Trades

On Saturday, July 4th, at 8:46 a.m. (in George Floyd’s memory – 8 minutes and 46 minutes a grim symbol of police brutality) I will begin my Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) thru-hike.
Due to coronavirus-related restrictions affecting local businesses in some of the smaller towns along the Superior Hiking Trail, I’ve had to make adjustments to my sleep system to allow for more food and fewer stops. 
The gear trades (the original): 
Patagonia came through with mad love gifting me their 29.3 ounce 850 down sleeping bag. ...

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Why the Great American Outdoors Act Matters

During this pandemic-prolonged absence of competitive sports, we can at least count on C-SPAN for a daily dose of distraction and entertainment. The cutthroat arena of political MMA that can only be viewed in the U.S. Senate recently produced a real-world underdog tale for the ages with longstanding implications for outdoor aficionados of all walks. […]

The Most Epic and Remote Adventures to Experience on All 7 Continents

When travel becomes more ubiquitous (and safe) again, you’ll likely want to prioritize remote adventures. We found the most epic trips on all seven continents, from Ethiopia to Italy and beyond to give you some inspiration. The Most Epic and Remote Adventures to Experience on All 7 Continents Tuscany, Italy: An Adventure Renaissance Even just saying […]

Laphroaig’s New Cairdeas Series Whisky Is a Complex and Affordable Crowd-Pleaser

One of the best deals in peated scotch today is Laphroaig’s annual limited edition Cairdeas series (pronounced “car-chuss” and meaning friendship in gaelic). This year’s “Port and Wine Casks” edition delivers proudly on a growing dynasty of tasty releases. Cairdeas has a few things worth admiration, even amid a saturated market of limited edition whiskies: […]

BLT Chopped Salad

I would like to thank the inventor of the chopped salad, then double thank the inventor of the BLT. We’re combining both works of genius into a big, beautiful salad today: BLT Chopped Salad with feta and corn! It’s super summery, creamy and crunchy, and, unlike just about every salad I’ve ever ordered in a […]

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