Articles written by: Hope Gately

6 Manly Gifts from Wenger

6 Manly Gifts from Wenger

Whether it’s a Christmas, birthday, or retirement gift, make sure to give the gift of Manliness to the special guy in your life. Rather than socks or a watch, we’re thinking something along the lines of sharpened steel, fashioned leather, and just generally anything that helps him be outdoorsy and [...]

6 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Outdoorsy Badasses

6 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Outdoorsy Badasses

Some of the rock climbing, hunting, and fishing enthusiasts on our list may shock you, particularly since their roles on screen or stage aren’t always the most rough and tumble. Girls who climb mountains and boys who shoot guns are just a few of the outdoorsy “types” we’ve discovered but [...]

8 Hot and Fashion Functional Trends Right Now

8 Hot and Fashion Functional Trends Right Now

Some believe that fashion and the outdoors are mutually exclusive but the following fashion forward and functional trends say otherwise. From durable, colorful fabrics that keep you warm and dry to head and hand wear that no only keep your extremities cozy but also make the men manlier and the [...]

Top-Roping to Lead Climbing: How to Make the Transition in Style

Top-Roping to Lead Climbing: How to Make the Transition in Style

You’ve been top-roping for several months now, perhaps even a year or more, and you’re ready to take your climbing to the next level. In sport climbing, starting to lead is the next logical step not only because it allows you more freedom but also because it is more mentally [...]

5 Ways to Eat for Outdoor Activities During the Holidays

5 Ways to Eat for Outdoor Activities During the Holidays

Eating healthily and sticking to a workout schedule can be difficult during anytime of the year but around the holidays it can seem damn near impossible. Lucky for you, we’ve got five tips that will encourage you to eat well, stay active, and get through the holidays with your midsection [...]

Just the Facts: How the Government Shut-Down Effects Outdoor Junkies

Just the Facts: How the Government Shut-Down Effects Outdoor Junkies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the government shutdown and how it is affecting government employees and national parks across America. Perhaps you don’t know the details of the shutdown (and we couldn’t blame you since it’s a bit confusing), so here’s a brief look [...]

Ice Climbing: Your Ticket to Adventure this Winter

Ice Climbing: Your Ticket to Adventure this Winter

So you’re used to getting on some mad hot rock during the spring and summer months, but by the time fall rolls around depression sets in because you know that rock is gonna turn oh-so cold and freeze you to the bone. You’re contemplating spending the next 3 or 4 [...]

Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride: Why These Films Will Make You Wanna Ski Everything

Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride: Why These Films Will Make You Wanna Ski Everything

This year will be my first ski season…ever. I live in Boulder, Colorado so when I tell people this their jaws hit the ground. They simply cannot believe that this Midwest flatlander has never skied or boarded a day in her life. But, alas, that’s where I stand when it [...]

Pushing Through: How to Get Out of Your Head Once You’re In

Pushing Through: How to Get Out of Your Head Once You’re In

You’re on a pretty run out and gnarly lead climb. The bolt placement is sketchy at best and you’re completely pumped from your previous routes. Not only are you not up for an epic lead fall, certain to scrape the hell out of your extremities, but you also aren’t quite [...]

How to Survive a Natural Disaster: The Outdoosy Town of Boulder, Colorado Shows Us How It’s Done

How to Survive a Natural Disaster: The Outdoosy Town of Boulder, Colorado Shows Us How It’s Done

Being a resident of Boulder, Colorado I wasn’t too concerned when the flood sirens started blaring and the waters started rising. This town is, to put it quite plainly, an outdoorsy town full of badasses. We’ve got kayaks, canoes, and tubes. We’ve got bug-out bags in case we have to [...]