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This is Mental

This is Mental

If he wanted to piss a few people off with his new book, I'm sure he did. For many, the idea of minimalist training for long distance events is crazy. But his intention was not to write a book that replaces training that works or highlight a shortcut to fitness. Andy Magness, has done what most of the working world dreams of...

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Off-Grid Communication Without Off-Putting Fees

Off-Grid Communication Without Off-Putting Fees

As you travel deeper into the backcountry, you can't help but watch as the bars on your smartphone phone blink away to "No Service." For some, this is a huge source of anxiety. Safety in the outdoors includes communication. To abate that anxiety and fulfill the need for communication the modern adventurer has typically turned to the satellite phone or another satellite enabled unit. Now, a new product is set to change that.

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Why Adventure Matters

Why Adventure Matters

15 years ago I was obsessed with adventure. In fact, the third decade of my life was pretty much defined by it. I started out as a climber--questing all over the continent and occasionally beyond, for rock and ice and wild, vertiginous places.

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Adventure Racing: The Mental Game

Adventure Racing: The Mental Game

You've put in the training hours, in the gym, on the bike, running through the trails, you couldn't be more physically prepared for a summer of adventure racing. But how do you mentally prepare for spending nights with 10,000 mosquitos swarming you, or when the skies have opened up and turned the perfect doubletrack into a muddy pit of hell, where it's almost impossible to move your mud encased bike?

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AR May Be Doomed, But it's Damn Awesome

AR May Be Doomed, But it's Damn Awesome

As an adventure racer and adventure race director, I read the first two articles from the Breathe's Volume 7, Issue 1 with particular interest (Between a Rock and a Hard Place and an Interesting Time for Adventure Racing). They are part of a building discussion among race directors and fans about the state and fate of Adventure Racing.

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Mixology of Work-LIFE-Adventure

Mixology of Work-LIFE-Adventure

Do the job you love, or do the job you'll be "successful" at? That's a tough one. Why not both? Sometimes life gets in the way of work, and work gets in the way of life, so it's simpler to separate church and state. But that's an old world way of thinking.

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Can Money Buy Happiness? Just Spend it on Being Awesome

Can Money Buy Happiness? Just Spend it on Being Awesome

Gear heads spend a lot of money, on gear, of course, and the experiential aspect of using that gear. Much to the chagrin of the significant other that cringes when a new season of gear makes its rotation through the local shops

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Cup of Java for Ethics

Cup of Java for Ethics

There's no doubt that lack of sleep can alter judgement for participants in multi-day endurance races, as evidenced by the hours that many of us spend watching dots on a screen wander aimlessly through satellite images of remote terrain (see...

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