fight club

Tyler Durden, Yvon Chouinard, And Growing Up

I watched Fight Club the other night for the first time in over a decade, out of curiosity if it would still seem as important as it did when I  first watched the charismatic Tyler Durden come on screen and announce the rule ...

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You Wonder Why We Don’t Have Nice Things

I sat down exhausted last Tuesday night next to my friends Chris and Forest in front of a granite shelter we’d just built on the summit. I hadn’t taken much time to build a proper chair out of stones, so I kind of ...

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What’s The Cost-Per-Use Of Your Skis/Bike/Rack?

“I’ve been thinking about things on a cost-per-use basis lately,” my friend Nick said to me a few weeks ago. Nick doesn’t make rash decisions on anything that costs money, evidenced by the holes in the elbows of the merino wool hoody he ...

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The Importance Of Big Dreams

I have a copy of this children’s book that I take everywhere I go. It’s called An Awesome Book, and everyone I know who’s had a baby in the past six months owns a copy, because I bought one for them. It’s a ...

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The Year of Buying Nothing New

You have approximately one million different travel mugs at home. I know this because I have previously owned approximately one million travel mugs. You buy one, it works OK, but you think maybe you’d like one with a handle, or a new one ...

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Review: My Running Shoes

I picked up these sweet-ass rigs after I finally wore out my last pair of trail running shoes after 2 ½ years (the tread was gone and one of the laces finally snapped). As you can see, there’s all sorts of technology and ...

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Do You Love Cars Without That New-Car Smell?

Remember when you first started climbing, or skiing, or mountain biking, and you went out and bought all the gear, and then you immediately sped to a car dealership to purchase a reliable $45,000 sport utility vehicle so you could drive to all ...

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