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The ‘line to leader’ is one of Chad Hoover’s most important connections.

Stand-up paddleboarding has swept the country, from high-alpine lakes to the Pacific coast to the river that runs through the nation’s capital. And it’s a trend we support. But we also get behind the joys of hitting the water with your SUP (as they’re known) and your four-legged best friend. Paddleboards just seem ideally built for one person and a dog. Even if Fido doesn’t like to swim, he still might enjoy the paddleboard experience.

Stand-up paddleboarding has swept the country, from high-alpine lakes to the Pacific coast to the river that runs through the nation’s capital. And it’s a trend we support. But we also get behind the joys of hitting the water with your SUP (as they’re known) and your four-legged best friend. Paddleboards just seem ideally built for one person and a dog. Even if Fido doesn’t like to swim, he still might enjoy the paddleboard experience.

Just because a game fish is destined to be caught and then set free, there’s no substitute for great care in handling the fish prior to it begin released.

Unlike some Colorado resort towns that feel as if the city itself exists as an afterthought to the resorts that surround it (we’re looking at you, Vail), Aspen feels wholly endemic to the Rocky Mountain State. Equal parts eclectic, high and low brow, and thoroughly original, Aspen is the quintessential mountain retreat, where you can score a $5 microbrew just as easily as you can drop $20 on a cocktail. This is the land that both gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and the Koch brothers called home, and its origins stretch back to the mining years of the late 1800s…

Unlike some Colorado resort towns that feel as if the city itself exists as an afterthought to the resorts that surround it (we’re looking at you, Vail), Aspen feels wholly endemic to the Rocky Mountain State. Equal parts eclectic, high and low brow, and thoroughly original, Aspen is the quintessential mountain retreat, where you can score a $5 microbrew just as easily as you can drop $20 on a cocktail. This is the land that both gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and the Koch brothers called home, and its origins stretch back to the mining years of the late 1800s…

Whether a novice or seasoned veteran, we have all experienced an epic outdoor fail at some point in our lives. After all, that’s what trying stuff is all about…

Whether a novice or seasoned veteran, we have all experienced an epic outdoor fail at some point in our lives. After all, that’s what trying stuff is all about…

Dave Norona demonstrates how you should properly approach roots and rocks when mountain biking.

Nothing typifies relief from the dog days of summer more than splashing into a fresh-water lake, stream, or river. Conveniently, most of these natural backcountry-swimming holes are at their warmest come August, which makes it ideal for the rope swing, the air mattress, and the inner-tubes. But don’t forget that swimming in a natural body of water is different than in a pool. Uneven water temperature, currents, and rapids require more skills and energy than in a pool environment. Plus, quickly-moving weather can change conditions in seconds. Familiarize yourself with these tips before diving in…

Nothing typifies relief from the dog days of summer more than splashing into a fresh-water lake, stream, or river. Conveniently, most of these natural backcountry-swimming holes are at their warmest come August, which makes it ideal for the rope swing, the air mattress, and the inner-tubes. But don’t forget that swimming in a natural body of water is different than in a pool. Uneven water temperature, currents, and rapids require more skills and energy than in a pool environment. Plus, quickly-moving weather can change conditions in seconds. Familiarize yourself with these tips before diving in…

Far beyond the shamrock clichés, bustling urban centers, and rolling green hills that typify the Ireland of everyone’s mind, resides one of the country’s best-kept secrets. County Donegal, a remote region of Ireland in the northwest, is both sparsely populated and spectacularly beautiful. And in terms of adventure, this area has it all, from hiking in Glenveagh National Park to sea stack climbing to coasteering. Here are three ways to reconnect with nature and try something entirely different—at any level of adventure you choose…

Far beyond the shamrock clichés, bustling urban centers, and rolling green hills that typify the Ireland of everyone’s mind, resides one of the country’s best-kept secrets. County Donegal, a remote region of Ireland in the northwest, is both sparsely populated and spectacularly beautiful. And in terms of adventure, this area has it all, from hiking in Glenveagh National Park to sea stack climbing to coasteering. Here are three ways to reconnect with nature and try something entirely different—at any level of adventure you choose…

Fly fishing. The very mention of the sport conjures up visions of standing in a flowing river with a fly rod, line gently arcing in the air as tempts your fish to rise. That being the case it’s hard to not charge right to your favorite body of water like a kid playing in a puddle. But before you begin your sprint, we advise you to practice patience. Stop, look, and listen and you might see fish where you least expect them…

Fly fishing. The very mention of the sport conjures up visions of standing in a flowing river with a fly rod, line gently arcing in the air as tempts your fish to rise. That being the case it’s hard to not charge right to your favorite body of water like a kid playing in a puddle. But before you begin your sprint, we advise you to practice patience. Stop, look, and listen and you might see fish where you least expect them…

Duct tape—the miracle adhesive tape that can be used to fix almost anything. And its origins speak to its enduring, hardcore character: during World War II, the Revolite division of Johnson & Johnson developed a new adhesive tape for the US military, intended to seal ammunition cases against moisture.

Duct tape—the miracle adhesive tape that can be used to fix almost anything. And its origins speak to its enduring, hardcore character: during World War II, the Revolite division of Johnson & Johnson developed a new adhesive tape for the US military, intended to seal ammunition cases against moisture.