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It showed up, attracted a flood of selfie seekers, and disappeared four days later. But now, after death threats and a federal investigation, it's with BLM officials trying to figure out where it came from in the first place.

A new cookbook explains how to feed your hungry family or a group of marathoners without calorie-dense meats

High-performance kit to go faster and farther

At the outer edges of endurance sports, something interesting is happening: women are beating men

Crunches and planks won't cut it. If you want to develop real, useful core strength, you need to work harder.

On the heels of announcing their ambitious Breaking2 project, it was revealed that Nike filed a patent for a new shoe featuring a spring plate in its sole

Devices to help you fuel better and faster

In Guadalajara, mariachi echoes through the streets, tacos are a staple provision, and barrels of tequila are made at the nearby Patrón Hacienda.

(Grovemade) Grovemade Walnut Pocket Knife Guaranteed Pleaser Grovemade’s Walnut pocket knife, designed and built in Portland, Oregon, is as ­durable as it is elegant, with a stainless blade and polished handle.  Price $169 Buy Now (Fox River) Fox River New American Rag Crew Socks Fox River’s New American…

When warmth is at a premium, nothing quite beats the feeling of being swaddled in down or synthetic insulation

Seven tools to document, control, and amplify your outdoor pursuits.  (Fugoo) Fugoo XL Sport Speaker  Guaranteed Pleaser The Fugoo XL Sport speaker handles the hardest bass drops and most delicate acoustic strums. Unlike many purportedly weatherproof competitors, it’s a truly durable unit: we left it in the rain for a week with…

Gear to get after it, on the water or the snow.  (Red Paddle Co.) Red Paddle Co. Explorer+ Board Guaranteed Pleaser Red Paddle Co. uses hard plastic rail reinforcements to make the stiffest inflatable stand-up paddle-boards on the market. Case in point, the 13'2″ Explorer+ board is sturdy enough to carry…

You heard it here first: socks have ascended the gift hierarchy from vanilla stocking stuffer to one of the season’s most exciting presents. This is especially true for those that are meant to go beyond the pavement. These six offer the same purposefully over-the-top colors and patterns as their ­metro brethren…

(Noble Denim) Noble Denim Truman Jeans  Guaranteed Pleaser These Noble Denim Truman jeans are the product of a collaboration between Ohio-based Noble and merino-focused Vermont clothing company Ibex. They prove that combining cotton and wool makes for a light—and handsome—alternative to traditional pants. Price $300 Buy Now (Nau ) Nau Altiplano Alpaca…

Eight products to treat your skin right.  (Love and Leche) Love and Leche's Mountain Goat Lotion Bar Guaranteed Pleaser Love and Leche’s ­Mountain Goat lotion bar served us well after a day of rock climbing, moisturizing split fingers and calming ­blisters. It also excels as a lip balm and tames scraggly…

For those who prefer to get their workouts in on either end of the 9-to-5

Give them the gift to fuel that wanderlust

Bump up your cooking game at home and at camp.  (Peg and Awl) Peg and Awl Cutting and Serving Board Guaranteed Pleaser The rugged charm of the Peg and Awl Cutting and Serving board comes from its reclaimed wood and aged-steel boat cleats. Those same materials also make it the most durable item in your cupboard.

With nothing more than his bike, running shoes, and small amount of gear, Joe Grant managed to climb every fourteener in Colorado in record time. Here’s how he pulled it off.

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