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Where the rubber leaves the road

Trail Blazing: Introduction to Trail Running

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST As running continues to grow in popularity both in the US and worldwide, so too do the variations on it. Marathons, ultra marathons, team relays, obstacle course races, and costumed 5ks are just a few examples. There truly is a run for anyone. One of the simplest and probably the oldest…

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Tanner Goods Clay Notebook

Journals have always played a prominent and intimate role in the history of great adventurers. In spite of the seemingly endless proliferation of i-madness, even Steve Jobs couldn’t duplicate the tactile joy of putting pen to paper. While we’ve recommended many options for this gear staple in the past, the hand-made Tanner Goods Clay Notebook…

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No Average Joe

GP Primer | Skip the Drip: How to Manually Brew Better Coffee

Auto-drip coffee is entrenched in American culture for three reasons. It’s cheap, easy to make, and has a relatively consistent taste wherever you order it, apart from the random Chicory-spiked landmines you can stumble on down south. Those benefits have been compounded now that the process of measuring grounds, water, and finding a filter has…

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Le Snob Guide to Tailoring

The artisanal world of tailoring can be daunting to any man uninitiated with its intricacies. Reading the Le Snob Guide to Tailoring ($12) will help even the most inexperienced buyer confidently select, wear, and maintain all kinds of bespoke clothing, or alter the store bought variety for a better fit. Part of an unfortunately-named series…

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Efficiency Is a Beautiful Thing

Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better

Now in its third edition, Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better ($19) is the perfect guide for streamlining your life — and unlike other tutorial books, you won’t feel like an idiot being seen with it. Featuring 121 new and classic hacks, tricks, and downloads from Lifehacker’s archives, the third edition has…

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The Couch Potato | 2007 Gift Guide

The term ‘Couch Potato’ was derived in California back in 1976 by some fellow named Tom Iacino who was shirking the fads of exercise and healthy diet. Instead his diet would consist of vegging out in front of the television and eating junk food. It actually came from the term “boob tubers” which as you…

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The Style Maven | 2007 Gift Guide

Tim Gunn of Project Runway (not that you or I watch the show) would tell you that he’s a style maven. We might agree with that, but a sense of style is appropriate for any man – not just ones who run fashion empires. Taking an extra minute to make sure your shirt is pressed,…

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The Rough & Rugged | 2007 Gift Guide

Man vs. Wild. Survivor. Survivorman. We all have aspirations of being rough and rugged and granted some of us come close, but then there are so many who’s poseur acts lend no credibility in the ‘tough’ category. That doesn’t mean we still can’t find an excuse to get geared up for our next excursion, be…

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The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

“What do you do?” “I race motorcycles in Europe.” “I ski in the Andes.” “I scuba dive in Panama.” These are the responses of the author ofThe 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. The New York Times best seller and critically acclaimed book teaches you ‘how to have it all’…