Polar Bear Shoes

When it comes to moving quickly on frozen surfaces, we can learn a lot from polar bears, whose footpads are covered with soft friction-creating bumps called papillae.

A polar bear’s snow prowess is simple science—the friction provides traction, even on solid ice.

The Arctic Sole is Vibram’s attempt to mimic the big bear’s grippy paws. The result is one the best innovations in winter gear we’ve seen in a long time. Continue Reading

40 Hours

If time is money, then shouldn’t we spend our time wisely?  And what do we do when work eats up our precious time?  For most of us, the forty-hour week is the immutable law of life.  But do we work to live or do we live to work?   40 Hours tackles this age-old dilemma head on–that’s what we love about this film, and that’s why we think you’ll love it too. Continue Reading

COMING SOON TO A RIVER NEAR YOU

No torture quite compares to those agonizing moments when the fisherman is ready but the rod is notEvery fly fisherman, at one time or another, has parked alongside a river, looked out at a perfect riffle, and then found himself fussing with a tangled leader or a snagged hook when he should be fishing. Minutes pass.  Fish rise.  No torture quite compares to those agonizing moments when the fisherman is ready but the rod is not. Continue Reading

TALK LIKE A LUMBERJACK

Swinging an axe is proper work—the type of work that requires muscle, skill, and more than a little sweat Fall is in the air. For many of us, this means that it is time get our firewood split and stacked.

Swinging an axe requires muscle, skill, and more than a little sweat. And let’s admit it: It feels good, too.  But if you’re going to do it right, you need to know how to talk like a woodsman.

So to help you harness your inner-lumberjack, we’ve put together a quick primer that will have you talking like Paul Bunyan in no time. Continue Reading