Meet Nate Ptacek

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Paddle to DC: A Quest for Clean Water from Nate Ptacek on Vimeo.   Can you give us a little introduction into who you are? My name is Nate Ptacek – I am a photographer, filmmaker, and wilderness canoeist originally hailing from the northern Great Lakes region of Wisconsin and Minnesota. I moved west to…

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Almond Surfboards Presents: STREAMLINE

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Nathan Adams has a style and approach perfectly suited for the 6’6 Pleasant Pheasant and 9’9 Sano Special that pairs just about perfectly with a few good days of California surf from this fall and winter. Sit back, relax and enjoy the art of an Almond Surfboards surfing craft in its element. S t r…

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China Bans Domestic Ivory Trade

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Last week China made headlines for announcing a policy shift that would the ban the domestic ivory trade, which will likely curb the tide of ivory that has fueled the largest ivory market on Earth, an economy that has helped drive a decline in African elephants that is plaguing a continent. A recent article by…

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The Packing List: Chris Burkard

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For this feature, we’ve asked some well-known travelers what they’re packing when they’re getting out of town. These are the things they can’t leave home without. To start us off, photographer and world-traveler Chris Burkard lays down his “10 travel essentials.”  1. Big Agnes Stagecoach Waterproof Rolling Duffel This is the ultimate travel bag with its…

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Obama Creates BEARS EARS AND GOLD BUTTE NATIONAL MONUMENTS

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On December 28th, President Obama announced the designation of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and Gold Butte National Monument in southern Nevada. In doing so, the president has boldly protected two places of utmost culture, recreation and conservation value for future generations. The Bears Ears region has long faced aggressive attempts from oil…

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Hitting the Road // Family Style

Hitting the Road // Family Style

Hitting the Road // Family Style By Rhea Cortado  It’s a transporting experience to scroll through the daily life of the nomad family Adam and Emily Harteau and their daughter Colette, but it’s all documented on their blog, ouropenroad.com. Since October, 2012, they have been chugging along in their Westy through Central and South America, capturing…

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Why we shouldn’t dam another wild Alaskan river

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The Super Salmon from Ryan Peterson on Vimeo. A salmon in Alaska makes an unlikely journey on “the Mount Everest of rivers” – the Susitna – as residents consider the costs/benefits of a government-proposed mega-dam. Produced and directed by Ryan Peterson (alaskaniststories.com) In partnership with SusitnaRiverCoalition.org With support from Patagonia.com Photography by Ryan Peterson, Travis…

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THE TINY MESS HAS BEEN FUNDED!

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WHO is the Tiny Mess? As much a book as it is a way of life, The Tiny Mess is the handiwork of a trio of food-minded friends from Santa Barbara, California, all of whom live without the trappings of a traditional kitchen. They have spent the past two years rambling around the western United…

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