Healthy Living

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Film Sabbatical to Focus on Environmental Issues

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Film Sabbatical to Focus on Environmental Issues

Has any contemporary actor had a more impressive career than Leo? He started out as a smart-mouthed foster kid on Growing Pains, skyrocketed to superstardom after that movie about the boat, and has since worked with Steven Spielberg,

The Science Behind Sinking Island Nations

The Science Behind Sinking Island Nations

Last month, CNN reported some troubling news out of Nauru, the smallest nation in the South Pacific. According to Foreign Minister Kieren Keke, global warming has impacted the tiny republic so dramatically that droughts now last as long as seven or eight years.

I Have Confidence In The Next Generation – Interview With Sky from Tarma Designs

I Have Confidence In The Next Generation – Interview With Sky from Tarma Designs

Richard (Sky) George is an avid outdoorsman who makes eco friendly jewelry and art. He is the founder of Tarma Designs as well as working on the board of directors for the Pacific Crest Trail.

The state of Water Purification

The state of Water Purification

Whether it’s a pristine alpine stream or the Hudson River, the water you find from natural sources really should be treated as if it’s not potable.  There are definitely natural spring water sources or glacial runoff that are potable, but without a microbiological assay you can never know for sure.

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Standing 29,029 feet in height, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet and a significant challenge to climb at any age. Most who attempt it are in the prime of their lives and excellent physical condition,

2013 Outdoor Film Festivals

2013 Outdoor Film Festivals

Outdoor films are exciting, motivating and most of all, inspiring. These flicks connect outdoor enthusiasts of various generations through a shared experience – the love for adventure and the outdoors. 

What is Bike Polo?

What is Bike Polo?

During the halcyon days of the dot com boom, a few bicycle aficionados from Seattle invented the novel sport of bike polo. It’s a unique cocktail of different sports and attitudes: the urban aggressiveness of street basketball, the DIY aesthetics, all of which was affixed to the upper crust skeleton [...]

Colorado Police Officers Accused of Elk Killing Cover-up

Colorado Police Officers Accused of Elk Killing Cover-up

On Jan. 18, Officers Samuel Carter and Brent Curnow of the Boulder Police Department in Colorado were arrested in connection with a suspicion shooting death that occurred on New Year’s Day.

Choosing a Camping Stove

Choosing a Camping Stove

As the Great Cornholio put it, “Heh heh, fire!”. There are plenty of backpackers that hate cooking, and will go to great lengths never to have to heat up a meal.  Some adventure racers looking to save weight will bring nothing but energy bars, trailmix, dried fruits, and candy so [...]

FreeBASE: The World’s Most Extreme Sport

FreeBASE: The World’s Most Extreme Sport

Dean Potter made quite a stir in the climbing world when he climbed the Eiger Nordwand in 2008. He free soloed the whole route – meaning he used no rope to protect himself from falling – but