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7 Excellent Environmental Documentaries Currently Streaming on Netflix

7 Excellent Environmental Documentaries Currently Streaming on Netflix

If you hardly ever feel like spending a good chunk of your daily wages on movie tickets and overpriced theater food, then you’re the ideal candidate for a Netflix account. Subscribers have access to hundreds of feature films, including these excellent documentaries that touch on some critically important environmental issues. [...]

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Ueli Steck Makes Solo Summit of Annapurna

  by Kraig Becker Wenger ambassador Ueli Steck continues to amaze the mountaineering world with his high altitude exploits. The Swiss climber has earned a reputation for going fast and light on the most iconic peaks in the Alps, while setting numerous speed records in the process. Over the past few [...]

Senate Tosses Monsanto Protection Act

Senate Tosses Monsanto Protection Act

Good news for food lovers–the highly controversial Monsanto Protection Act was removed from the spending bill at the end of September after months of worldwide protests and a new amendment banishing the provision. Known officially as section 735 of the HR 933 continuing resolution, the provision was written by Senator [...]

5 Long-Standing Fishing Records Just Begging to Be Broken

5 Long-Standing Fishing Records Just Begging to Be Broken

More than 150 fish species are included Fisherman’s View‘s list of the largest specimens ever caught. Some of these records have remained untouched for decades ― so if you’re looking to do a little fishing and make some history, be sure to put these species on your to-catch list. We’ve [...]

Top Fall/Winter Camping Tents on the Market

Top Fall/Winter Camping Tents on the Market

Believe it or not, camping is a year-round outdoor pursuit. This means campers must have adequate gear and sleeping tents to uphold erratic seasonal weather. Winter tents are essential to sustain warmth and durability throughout the cooler climates. Below is the fall and winter camping tents on the market. Wenger [...]

Top 5 Downhill Bikes to buy in 2014

Top 5 Downhill Bikes to buy in 2014

Everybody wants to have the latest and greatest gear for the new season of any sport;  mountain biking is definitely no exception. Every year top brands like Trek and Specialized offer their new lines of bikes with additions varying from a complete remodeling of the suspension triangle to just a [...]

7 Delicious Ways to Serve Hunted Game This Winter

7 Delicious Ways to Serve Hunted Game This Winter

This is not a knock against any of the culinary mainstays that hunters (and their families) have enjoyed for hundreds of years. But this fall and winter, why not experiment a little with the game you bring home by trying one of the following recipes. Please note: this post shouldn’t [...]

Book Review: “The Mountain: My Time on Everest” by Ed Viesturs

Book Review: “The Mountain: My Time on Everest” by Ed Viesturs

by Kraig Becker Ed Viesturs is arguably the most accomplished American mountaineer of all time. In 2005 he became is the first – and, to date, only – American to have climbed all 14 of the world’s 8000-meter peaks, accomplishing that feat without the use of supplemental oxygen. His career has [...]

6 Wilderness Survival Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

6 Wilderness Survival Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

When it comes to survival, there is little room for error. Average Joes can easily find themselves in harrowing situations, but you don’t need to be Bear Grylls to grit those teeth and get through it. It’s important for everyone to have a skill set when it comes to emergency [...]

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 [...]