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Today in Gear: October 7, 2015

Founders' new juicy IPA, barrel-smoked maple syrup, a Chris Reeve carbon fiber knife and more.

JT Holmes makes a powder slash on granite chief at Squaw Valley USA

Where to Ski and Snowboard this Winter

In need of a skiing or snowboarding getaway? These resorts have the finest powder, terrain and après-ski scenes in the US.


The 5 Best Expedition Watches

A handful of watches have come through in the clutch on epic expeditions. Some have even saved a life or two in the process.

Praying for Snow

Is Another Disastrously Warm Winter Coming?


Last year's warm winters forced big-name ski resorts to close early. Experts confirm that climate change is at play -- but foretelling the immediate future of the weather is an educated guess, at best.

Rubbing Sticks Not Required

Two Ways to Build a Campfire


In the wild, a simple fire can save your life. Demyan Hryciw, an administrator and instructor at REI's Outdoor School, teaches us step by step how to start two simple campfires.

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No Sharks and No Salt

Frozen in Time: Diving the Wrecks of the Great Lakes

With over 6,000 wrecks to choose from, and proximity to major urban centers, one might think wrecking diving in the Great Lakes would be a popular endeavor. But few people, even in the region, know about these troves just offshore.

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The Great Book of Cabin Envy

All the log houses you can handle.

The 10 Programs Ruling Fitness in 2015

Soul Cycle and CrossFit begat a wave of new fitness programs. Brush up on these current and upcoming selections, from Flywheel to 305 Fitness.

The Definitive Briefcase Buying Guide

Put the backpack down and step away slowly with your hands up. On second thought, put your hands on one of these.

Everything You Need to Start Practicing Yoga

Don't just make a trip to Lulu and call it a day.

Great Coffee Makers for the Office

Maintain caffeination and morale.

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Value your time and your teeth

Why Your Days of Toothbrush Shopping are Over

Time is the most valuable resource you have. So why waste it shopping for toothbrushes? Quip is a new approach to oral care that improves on the old way of doing things in every conceivable way, short of brushing your teeth for you. Here's how it works.

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Cocoa Goes Craft

10 Hot Chocolates to Try This Winter

Hot chocolate has an artisan niche that's on par with the craft beer scene. So next time you’re seeking a second wind, or a substitute for a post-ski IPA, consider one of these delicious cocoas.

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Earlier This Week

10 Hours from Wood Core to Mountain-Ready

How Custom Skis Are Made

From client evaluation to material selection to labor, one thing’s clear: making custom skis takes patience and skill. We got an up-close look.

When in Rome

The Calendar Watch, Explained

If you thought figuring out the Gregorian calendar, with its short months and leap years, was hard, try building a mechanical timepiece that will do it. Fortunately, watchmakers never shy away from a challenge.

How Yoga Can Improve Your Athletic Practice

Talking Yoga and Mountain Biking with Ryan Leech

Ryan Leech is a professional trials mountain biker, yogi and all-around nice guy. We sat down to ask him how yoga and mountain biking work together and how athletes can incorporate yoga into their own athletic practice.

Steel Yourself for Fall, With Steel-Toes and More

The Definitive Boot Buying Guide

While shoes are busy arguing semantics in a boardroom, boots are out in the garage welding shit. We picked 22 of our favorite boots over eight types to keep every man moving.