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Dispatches : Apr 2012

Be Apocalypse Ready With Gerber Knives

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When society breaks down, it'll be every man for himself alone in the wilds fighting for food and survival. Whether it's Zombieland, a nuclear holocaust, the 2012 presidential elections, or another day when you might need to fillet small mammals to survive, be prepared with Gerber's Apocalypse Kit. This handy canvas carrying roll-style case, featured on The Walking Dead, sheathes seven of Gerber's most bad-ass knives: the Gator Machete, Camp Axe II, Bear Grylls Survival Series Parang, Gator Machete Pro, LMF II Infantry knife, DMF folding knife and the Epic fixed blade knife.

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An Ode to Vintage Gear

I've got a confession to make. During my lifetime, I've purchased a fair amount of crappy gear that I found, for one reason or another, appealing. And because it was cheap. These days, I've got less stuff and I'm more selective about what I buy. I try to only spend my good money on gear that's well-made—U.S.-made is a plus—by transparent, sustainable companies.  

I also try to consume less, in general, which is made easier by these three stellar items that you'd have to pull from my cold dead hands.

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Levi Leipheimer Hit By Car in Spain

American cyclist Levi Leipheimer was hit by a car while on a training ride Sunday in Spain. He did not break any bones but was treated for a swollen and painful leg. The crash prompted Leipheimer to withdraw from the Tour of Basque Country. His return date to cycling is still unknown. Also on Sunday, track cyclist Shane Perkins was hit by a car while riding in Melbourne. Perkins will still compete in the track cycling world championships beginning Wednesday.

Read more at ESPN

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Man Falls into Mt. Washington Crevasse

On Sunday, a hiker in New Hampshire fell into a crevasse on Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine and is believed to have died. Norman Priebatsch, who is in his late 60's, was hiking with three people on the Tuckerman Ravine headwall when he tripped, sliding down a slope and falling into a deep crevasse. Rescue crews lowered a Forest Service Snow Ranger about 50 feet into the crevasse, which was filled with hanging ice, undermined snow, and running water. Visibility was restricted and crews were unable to locate Priebatsch. Rescue efforts have been temporarily suspended due to dangerous snow conditions.

Read more at the Union Leader

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Kids in Cubes: The Strange, Compelling Photographs of Tierney Gearon

 

Source: nytimes.com

 

This past Sunday's New York Times Magazine ran a photo gallery called “The Shape of Things,” featuring the work of Tierney Gearon. I hadn’t heard of her before, but her images of young children and animals enclosed in brightly colored, Plexiglas cubes and set outside on the snow and grass were so fresh and arresting, I wanted to know more. 

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