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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The Tiny Mess: KICKSTARTER – 68 hours left!

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The Tiny Mess is a cookbook about people, places, small kitchens, and the delicious meals that come out of them. It is a whimsical hodgepodge of recipes, culinary adventure, medium-format photography, and, of course, petite and inspiring cooking spaces that prove constraints are nothing but an invitation for creativity. Small homes… their even smaller kitchens……

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How To Build A Handplane With Salvaged Wood

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Callen Busch began building handplanes out of salvaged wood during a flat spell in San Diego. The lack of surfable waves pushed him to explore new methods of waveriding. Over the last five years he has refined his skills and created dozens of unique handplanes out of beautiful, exotic woods.plan In this episode of Thumbnails,…

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How to Build a Rainwater Collection System

How to Build a Rainwater Collection System

This really detailed and totally helpful Wiki breakdown of how to build a rainwater collection system came to us from Facebook fan Scott Bass. We thought it was so cool that we had to share it with the world (you). Here in SoCal the rainy season is behind us, but it might be most helpful to…

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