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Kraig Becker
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A new study attempts to determine just how valuable the National Parks are in terms of economic impact.
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Love to go backpacking but hate to give up some of the comforts of home? This list of gear will make your next backcountry excursion even more enjoyable.
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Gear Closet: Vivitar Air Defender X Camera Drone
If you're like me, you've probably been intrigued with the potential of drones over the past few years, but put off by the steep price of entry to buying one. While the prices of drones have continued to come down, and their sophistication and functionality...
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Karakoram 2016: Climbers in C2 on K2, Sherpa's Record Bid Denied by Pakistani Government
It is early in the summer climbing season in the Karakoram, but already the teams are on the move as they look to take advantage of good weather in the region. While teams are still getting settled elsewhere in Pakistan, on K2 the acclimatization rotations ...
It is early in the summer climbing season in the Karakoram, but already the teams are on the move as they look to take advantage of good weather in the region. While teams are still getting settled elsewhere in Pakistan, on K...
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Recently launched on Kickstarter, the Pascal Press promises to take the mess out brewing your own coffee on the go.
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Video: GoPro's Best Bike Line Contest Returns
Last year, GoPro and Pinkbike got together to sponsor a contest in which cyclists and mountain bikers were invited to film and submit their best line. Some of the entries were truly amazing, and as a result over $25,000 in prize money was given away. The sa...
Last year, GoPro and Pinkbike got together to sponsor a contest in which cyclists and mountain bikers were invited to film and submit their best line. Some of the entries were truly amazing, and as a result over $25,000 in pr...
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Every week, we bring you five gear-related stories, from all over, that you won’t want to miss. This week's highlights include a new carbon fiber framed backpack, Yeti Coolers filing an IPO, and how Patagonia maintains its mojo.
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Video: Why We Love the Tour de France
It is tough to explain exactly why I – and other cycling fans – love the Tour de France to someone who has no interest. But this video, from Specialized Bikes , goes a long way to explaining it. It is three weeks of intense competition with some of the best...
It is tough to explain exactly why I – and other cycling fans – love the Tour de France to someone who has no interest. But this video, from Specialized Bikes, goes a long way to explaining it. It is three weeks of intense co...
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The 2016 Tour de France Begins Tomorrow!
July is here, and that can mean only one thing for cycling fans – the 2016 Tour de France can't be far off. In fact, the most famous and popular bike race int he world gets underway tomorrow, with some very familiar names expected to battle it out for the w...
July is here, and that can mean only one thing for cycling fans – the 2016 Tour de France can't be far off. In fact, the most famous and popular bike race int he world gets underway tomorrow, with some very familiar names exp...
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Video: Morocco - Gateway to Africa
With this video we travel to Morocco to get a good look at the people, culture, history, and landscapes that exist there. Located in North Africa, the country has been at the crossroads of that continent for centuries, and that lasting influence can be seen...
With this video we travel to Morocco to get a good look at the people, culture, history, and landscapes that exist there. Located in North Africa, the country has been at the crossroads of that continent for centuries, and th...
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Video: Walmart Mountain Bike Tested on a Real Trail
Those of us who ride bikes regularly tend to be a bit snobby about the brands we ride. After all, we want a bike that can stand up to our demands. In this video, pro mountain biker Phil Kmetz goes to Walmart to buy a Huffy Carnage and then takes it down a "...
Those of us who ride bikes regularly tend to be a bit snobby about the brands we ride. After all, we want a bike that can stand up to our demands. In this video, pro mountain biker Phil Kmetz goes to Walmart to buy a Huffy Ca...
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Cold War Politics at the North Pole
If you read this blog regularly, you probably saw my coverage of the North Pole exploration season this past spring. While there were no full-distance expeditions to the North Pole from either the Canadian or Russian side of the ice as there has been in yea...
If you read this blog regularly, you probably saw my coverage of the North Pole exploration season this past spring. While there were no full-distance expeditions to the North Pole from either the Canadian or Russian side of ...
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    Political Science, 1988 - 1992
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