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Animal Encounters: Mountain Lions / Cougars

  While it's quite rare, humans and cougars do sometimes wind up face-to-face. If that happens, here are a few steps to get out of that situation as safely as possible: 1. Know your tracks. 2. Keep your friends close. 3. Let it go. 4. DO. NOT. RUN. 5. Show them who's...
Fatbike Beer Run

Fatbike Beer Run

Let's say for a second that you find yourself out of that delicious, golden nectar of the gods one day and you don't feel like driving to refill your trusty growler. What to do? Well, if you're like the people in this video, you hop aboard your trusty and beefy...

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Penny Can Alcohol Stove

Penny Can Alcohol Stove

We love to share fun and simple survival tips & tricks with our audience. Often times there are super simple solutions to fairly important obstacles. In this video, the boys from CrazyRussianHacker show us how to make a legit emergency stove out of aluminum cans....

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HOW TO USE A PRESTA VALVE WITH ANY PUMP

HOW TO USE A PRESTA VALVE WITH ANY PUMP

Have you ever gotten a flat tire on your bike, only to find out that the only pump available won't fit your presta valves? Have no fear! Here's a quick and easy way to pump up a presta valve with a D.I.Y. valve adapter.

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Maria Leijerstam – Cycling to the South Pole

Maria Leijerstam – Cycling to the South Pole

This past Christmas (2013), a woman named Maria Leijerstam set out on an epic journey; cycling from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. For this journey across miles and miles of glaciers, crevices with blazing fast winds for company, Maria would be riding a...

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Flashlight Hack: Run a Flashlight On Only One Battery

Flashlight Hack: Run a Flashlight On Only One Battery

Ever been heading out and you only have one battery to replace the two that your flashlight needs? Here's a quick tip for getting your electric torch burning brightly (though not as long) to keep you safe at night (or in the event of a zombie apocalypse).

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Martyn Ashton – Road Bike Party 2

Martyn Ashton – Road Bike Party 2

You may have missed the first part of these amazing videos (we'll do a link to part one soon) but this is follow up to mountain biking legend Martyn Ashton's insane "Road Bike Party". In part 2, Martyn, with a couple of special guests, takes a Colnago C59 Italia (road...

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What gear do I need for my first triathlon?

What gear do I need for my first triathlon?

Welcome to the Gear Bag from Gearist.com! Look, doing a triathlon is NOT that hard! A sprint triathlon will generally take you less than 2 hours and you'll have the time of your life. However, you need certain gear to get to the starting line and that's where this...

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First Descents Names Ryan O’Donoghue as Executive Director

First Descents Names Ryan O’Donoghue as Executive Director

Denver, Colo. (November 6, 2013) First Descents, a non-profit providing outdoor adventure programs for adults with cancer, announces Ryan O'Donoghue as the organization’s new executive director. Prior to joining First Descents, O'Donoghue worked in development at the...

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