The Briefing

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: January 26, 2015

A minimalist stereo console, all-star socks, the 2015 Shelby GT 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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Finding the "Real" Hawaii in Molokai

Digging up history on the Kalaupapa Peninsula.

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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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Travel Guidebooks for Every Journey

Everybody needs help when in a foreign place. And there's no shame in owning a travel guide.

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.

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Fresh Tracks, Flintlock Rifles

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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.

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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.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: January 28, 2015

A limited run of 60 special-edition 911 GTS Club Coupes, Paul Smith's essential travel suit, a smart bed that kids will love/hate, Italian ball caps and more.

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The Well-Traveled Smartphone

The 25 Best Travel Apps

Whether you're going abroad or visiting a neighboring state, you should take time to make sure your smartphone is ready to make your trip easier. Updated for 2015, our list of the best travel apps is a good start.

Red Bull's Frozen Rush is Unlike Any Other Motorsport

Dashing Through The Snow, in a 900 horsepower Sleigh

75 miles north of Portland, Maine lies the small, secluded town of Newry. Come early January you can hear the savage howl of racing V8s resonate through the snow as the Red Bull Frozen Rush comes roaring into town.

AMA and Motorsports Hall of Famer

Ready or Not, Ricky is Ready to Race

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.

Tin Cloth, Leather and Quartz Movements

Filson Leans on Shinola for 25 New Watch Styles

Filson's release of watches in 25 styles for pre-sale yesterday shouldn't be a surprise: its partnership with Shinola, a sister company, was announced at Baselworld last year. But the watches still serve as a nice addition to the burgeoning pool of American-made field watches.

Four Lists You Missed

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On Point: Fixed-Blade Knives
Because you need to stay sharp.
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iPhone 6 Cases for Every Budget
Because its precccciious.
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10 Best Sportsman's All-Terrain Vehicles
Because roads only go so far.
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Off-Road Adventure Trailers
Because paths are constricting.

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Earlier This Week

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.

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.

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.

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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.