The Briefing

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: January 26, 2015

McLaren's celebratory 650S Le Mans, economical mid-century-inspired furniture, a stunning new decorated font and more.

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The Treasures of Salt Palace

Editor's Choice: Best of Outdoor Retailer, Winter Market 2015

Outdoor Retailer is a biannual product show for retailers, manufacturers and other outdoor industry enthusiasts and pros. We were on hand in Salt Lake City to see what the future holds.

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Hunting Camp Essentials

Everything you need to create the wilderness retreat of your dreams.

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Of Ice and Men

The final crossing of lake Superior for the year on a 1,000-foot "superlaker".

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How to Shoot a Shotgun Like a Pro

Shotgunning breaks down into five fundamentals, and like any sport, the better you refine your basics, the better your performance in the field.

On the Docket

10 Vintage Cameras Worth Collecting

Give that selfie stick a break.

Running the Grand Canyon

A beautiful grind on ancient rocks

Truck Off!

Rating today's top full-sized pickups

Stories of Man vs. Beast

From dudes like Roosevelt and Hemingway

Know Your Russian Imperial Stouts

Nostrovia!

The Best Spill-proof Coffee Mugs

Do your shirt a favor.

They Conquered the World's Hardest Climb

So much for being impossible.

Testing the Most Advanced Cycling Computer Ever

Is the Garmin Edge 1000 worth the dough?

Why Do Sportsman Love the .22 Rifle?

A tale of the small but mighty

Apocalypse Rides

Vehicles to survive anything.

Original Film

400 Miles of Baja

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The Baja 1000 is one of the most grueling races in all of motorsports. Running nearly the entire length of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, drivers haul ass for 24 hours on motorcycles, production vehicles, trucks and buggies across some of the most varied terrain in the world.

Report

Learning to Work Standing Up

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Can a week of standing save you from a lifetime of sitting? GP correspondent Peter Koch switched to a stand-up desk to find out.

Today's Contents

Feature Story

A portrait of a changing beach town

Sunset in Montauk

In the last decade of summers, more and more tourists have pushed farther down Long Island until, invariably, they've arrived at its end: the little town of Montauk. With increased tourism comes money, but for many in Montauk, it also brings a yearly headache of inebriated vacationers, rising rent prices, congested beaches and changing culture in between harsh, wasteland-like winters. We set out to Montauk to talk to six locals -- a policeman, a teacher, a surfer, a scenester, a fisherman and a retiree -- about why and how Montauk is changing.

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AMA and Motorsports Hall of Famer

30 Minutes With: Ricky Johnson

Ricky Johnson's advice: "Know your limits. That goes for everything from driving to women." We grabbed a few minutes with the racing legend after qualifying sessions at the Red Bull Frozen Rush.

It's Complicated

The Best Watches of SIHH 2015

Despite the economic clouds that blew into Geneva the week before, there were still some spectacular new watches at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. This year, the exclusive exhibition of high watchmaking lived up to its name. Here are 10 of our favorite watches from the show.

Carry-On Allowance

Three Kits for Getting Work Done in Flight

Whether you’re flying from Cleveland to Chicago in coach or Boston to Bangladesh in business, the reality of flying involves cramped quarters, mediocre wi-fi and floppy tray tables. That doesn't mean you can't be productive. Here are three setups to maximize your jetset efficiency.

Digging Up History on the Kalaupapa Peninsula

Finding the “Real” Hawaii in Molokai’s Leper Colony

There I was, coming down the mountain like a kid on a playground, happy to finally be in the “real Hawaii”, and all of a sudden I realized that I’d arrived at a leper colony -- one where people still lived.

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Come for the Views, Stay for the Rest

At The View Hotel in Monument Valley, the Name Says it All

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why they decided to name it The View Hotel. Each of the hotel’s 95 rooms features a balcony that faces directly out over the buttes of Monument Valley, providing a thrilling front-row seat for some of the most beautiful terrain in the world.

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The Virgil To Your Dante

The Best Travel Guidebooks for Every Journey

Everybody needs help when in a foreign place. And there's no shame in owning a travel guide. In fact, it's encouraged. Choose one of the below guidebooks to be the Virgil to your Dante as you feel your way through a new world.

Four Lists You Missed

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On Point: Fixed-Blade Knives
Because you need to stay sharp.
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Noise Canceling Headphones
Because serenity now.
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Scotland's Top Indie Distilleries
Because the wee fellas rock.
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Off-Road Adventure Trailers
Because paths are constricting.

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Earlier This Week

What to see, read and hear

This Week in Culture: January 24, 2015

American Sniper breaks records, previously unseen WWII photographs are developed, Bob Dylan releases an album (and eats lunch with Norm Macdonald and the Patriots played with under-inflated footballs.

Go where no man has gone before

10 Best Sportsman’s All-Terrain Vehicles

These ATVs and UTVs are designed for sportsmen, farmers, ranchers and outdoor off-road lovers. They're built with the mindset that hauling a load can be a darn good time, as long as it involves a gas pedal.

Small but Mighty

The Long of It: A Sportsman’s Guide to the .22 Rifle

Many think that bigger is better when it comes to guns, but the life of the sportsman tends to be more refined and event specific. Case in point: the .22 rifle, which fires a diminutive round at lower speeds and shorter distances than its big-bored brethren, though its popularity is virtually unparalleled.

Best of Show

The Best of SIHH 2015: Day Three

We're bringing you daily coverage of the Salon International Haute Horlogerie. Today: A. Lange & Söhne's "decimal" repeater, Roger Dubuis' Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon and more.

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Not too hot, not too cold

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is Sized Just Right

In America, we do it big: big guns, big bellies and big vehicles. Thankfully, manufacturers have begun offering alternatives to behemoth trucks, and the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a impressive move in the right (smaller) direction.

In the Woods with Dad on a January Deer Hunt

Fresh Tracks, Flintlock Rifles

Trying to kill venison in wintry north Pennsylvania is hard. Doing it with a weapon invented 400 years ago can be an exercise in futility. But there's also no better reminder that hunting is about much more than just bagging game.

Hunt like a Man, Cook like a Chef, Eat like a King

The Dish: Charcoal-Grilled Pheasant

Pheasant has flown across the world, landing in dozens of cultures' kitchens over the centuries. And for good reason: it's delicious. Bryce Shuman, head chef at NYC's Betony, provides a step-by-step guide to cooking pheasant over a charcoal grill.

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Kit: Pheasant Hunting

Gear as rugged and tough as the dirt under your boots. This is upland hunting gear, South Dakota-sized.

Sporting Days

Postcard: Target Practice

1:15 p.m. ET | Dover Plains, NY -- We've been enthusiastically told no fewer than four times that "trap shooting is golf with guns", but equating an activity that uses twelve-gauge shotguns to explode clay targets with the world of outlandish polo shirts and John Daly seems like a gross disservice.

Breaking Ice Across the Great Lakes

Of Ice and Men

Last winter, Great Lakes sailors suffered the worst ice navigation season in 30 years. Over 95 percent of Lake Superior was covered with blue ice, some of it 50 inches thick. We boarded a freighter for the last crossing of the season.

Forest-to-Table

Viewfinder: Who We Are

"Who We Are" follows Donnie Vincent and his team of hunters through the Northwest Territories, 20 miles south of the Arctic Circle, drawn to the wilderness by an irresistible yearning.

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This Week in Culture: January 17, 2015

An exploration of ramen, visiting the coldest town on Earth, interviews with the creators of Broad City, Oscar nomination reactions, photographing 1970s Brooklyn apartments and more.

Happy Hunting

Introducing: The Sportsman Issue

You can't experience hunting until you've walked, quietly and with heightened awareness and wonder, through woods and field with a true sportsman. So that's exactly what we've sought in our Sportsman Issue, beginning next week.