Hacks — Stacey McKenna

Book Review: How to Read Water

Tristan Gooley is arguably the world's foremost natural navigation expert. In his latest book, he tells how to predict weather, traffic patterns, and more by looking at water.

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WellnessMorris Brossette

Want to run far? Lift heavy.

Giant and personal trainer Morris Brossette explains why endurance athletes need weight training and shares his favorite moves.

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Around the web — Wired

Paddle better with physics

Want to boost your stand-up paddleboard game? Physics can help.

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WellnessRenee Howard

3 fitness tips for big game hunters

A successful hunt takes more than good aim. Giant Renee Howard shares tips to get your body ready for the season.

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ShootRenee Howard

Shooting Clays as Meditation

As experienced by writer Renee Howard, the practice of shooting clays is all about cleaning the clutter from one's mind. 

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TravelGuest Writer

See Colorado’s state parks for free

Library patrons can check out free passes to Colorado's 42 state parks through a program that is mostly unknown to the public.

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SurviveDevon Balet

Wilderness First Aid: Why You Need To Take This Course

We as athletes and adventurers do countless things to set ourselves up for success. From having a training routine to having a nutritionist to making sure we have the best gear available to us. All these things we do to make sure everything goes right, but what happens when everything goes wrong?

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SurviveMatt Minich

3 knots you should know

Solid rope skills are the mark of a serious and capable outdoorsman (or woman). In this piece, we share three knots that escape the knowledge of even most Eagle Scouts.

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HacksMatt Minich

How to: Tie a Monkey’s Fist

Let’s be honest—the Monkey’s Fist is mostly just a cool-looking knot. It’s got a cool name, too, which is just as important. It also has a purpose, of course. The Monkey’s Fist is a “heaving knot”—it’s meant to make a rope easy to throw with distance and accuracy (just try tossing a rope without one). …

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HacksMatt Minich

How to: Tie a Spanish Bowline

Most of us have learned (and forgotten) the simple bowline a dozen times or more. It’s relatively easy to learn, and it can take all the tugging and pulling you can give it without tightening up and becoming difficult to untie. The Spanish Bowline is a rescuer’s variant on this staple. The knot produces two …

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HacksMatt Minich

How to: Tie a Slip Knot Trucker’s Hitch

The Slip Knot Trucker’s Hitch is easy to learn, and we’ve found at least one use for it on every trip we’ve taken in recent memory. The knot basically works like a ratchet strap. It can be used to affix boats, skis, or other gear to the roof of a car, or to tighten down …

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