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December 5th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Tips for Your First Time Rock Climbing A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.

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“Riding a bike works your legs but not your brain. Playing chess works your mind but not your body. Climbing brings it all together.” —Pat Ament

My first rock climb was up a towering rock formation looming over California’s Idyllwild wilderness—three pitches and many hours with two much more experienced friends who would make sure I was safe. It was way out of my league and I scrambled over the top with bloody fingers, scraped knees, shaking arms and barely a scrap of energy left. But looking out over the mountains around us, I knew I was hooked. (more…)

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December 5th, 2014 | By | 99 Comments

Behind the Cover | Ryan Struck Holiday Cover Photog Talks Getting the Shot in New Jersey's Freezing Surf Scene

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First off, did you build the snowman for that shot? haha

Ryan:  Before I swam out to shoot some fisheye, I noticed a young child building the snowman and I knew I had to get out before the sunset and grab a lineup shot. After swimming for awhile I ran back to change out of my wetsuit and hurried back to snap this photo. So stoked I did. As to all the people asking, no this is not photoshopped or a composite image. It was truly a serendipitous beach moment… or was it? (more…)

December 4th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

#SWELLivin

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Feeling like crap, have little to no energy, have a headache, skin is looking dull, always wanting to snack or pig out? Well here’s step 1 to help alleviate all of that: DRINK SOME WATER! (more…)

December 3rd, 2014 | By | 37 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Krochet Kids Intl. #knowwhomadeit

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In a garage-like, open air space, we sit amongst pictures of Ugandan and Peruvian women who are responsible for creating the amazing pieces Krochet Kids intl. have to offer this Holiday season. We meet CEO and Co-Founder Kohl, who is sporting his signature red beanie, and offers us some chips from his hidden snack drawer.

This is just one example of how down-to-earth Kohl and his team of 12 inspiring employees are. We sit behind a hidden trap door and delve into the KK intl. story … (more…)