DIY Dirtbag Insulated Bowl for Camping and Backpacking

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A quick, easy, and cheap way to make a DIY insulated bowl for camping and backpacking, which will keep your food hotter for longer, waste less fuel, and hopefully avoid having to eat those crunchy bits you sometimes get!

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Why Doing Hard Things Matters

Why Doing Hard Things Matters

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You can go through life always taking the easy path, but doing the hard things really does matter. The things that push our boundaries are what makes us grow and learn.

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June 2014 Income Report

June 2014 Income Report

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A behind the scenes glimpse of just how much money I am (or am not!) making every month through my blog and other online efforts.

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1 Second Everyday: The Sixth Month

Continuing my experimental video project of taking a video every single day and then mashing it together in single second increments with the aptly named app: 1 Second Everyday. I've successfully managed to use the app every single day for sixth months straight, a whole 180 days. Pretty cool. This video continues my time in Medellin. Lots of dining out and about through the city as well as various looks at how World Cup soccer mania has gripped the country.

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Ten Must Read Mountaineering Books

Ten Must Read Mountaineering Books

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Alpinism and mountaineering have a great literary tradition among the adventure genre. At its core mountaineering is a simple but profound adventure, often with significant peril. But a great adventure does not necessarily make a great book, at least not without a great story teller. In this guest post from Andrew Szalay of the Suburban Mountaineer, he takes a look at the pinnacle of the climbing genre for this list of the top 10 Must Reads.

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The Best Climbing Movies of All Time

The Best Climbing Movies of All Time

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I surveyed my readers and social media followers to definitively identify the best climbing movies of all time, including Hollywood productions and rock climbing and mountaineering documentary films through the years. Some obvious favorites and a few surprising results...

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How to Quadruple Mailing List Subscribers For Your Adventure Blog

How to Quadruple Mailing List Subscribers For Your Adventure Blog

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A detailed how-to for my fellow travel and adventure bloggers about how I was able to dramatically increase my optin and sign up rates for my newsletter. Check out how many monthly subscribers I was getting before I made these two key changes to my Wordpress backbone to triple and quadruple my sign ups.

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A Life of Security and the Risk of the Mountains

A Life of Security and the Risk of the Mountains

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A friend of mine and guide died in the recent tragedy on Mount Rainier. With his death I reflect on what the risks of mountaineering and climbing can teach us about living a full life. And how risk and reward compares to a life of security and conformity.

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