Michael Perry

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Claustrophobia

Sleeping Bags

The demons that haunt your snooze sack.

Musky

Musky Hunting

The musky is the alpha male of the aquatic world, feared by children and hunted compulsively by grown men. And, yes, catching one really is worth all the fuss.

Worst Moments in the World Outside

Itchy and Scratchy

When nature calls in the woods, think before you reach

100-Proof Americana

America picked up and moved to the big city generations ago, and we've been second-guessing ourselves every since. For every stifled small-town kid champing at the bit to split, there are a thousand...

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