Outside Magazine, Feb 2013
This month in Outside
Costa rica is basically one giant, overrun eco-resort, right? Not here.
Presenting three great options
Experience the aurora borealis at Chena Hot Springs Resort
One in three vehicles sold today is an SUV, but that doesn't mean you (necessarily) need one
Performance tires, all-season tires, snow tires: Which should you be using?
Direct impacts rarely end well. Every year, collisions with wildlife result in 1.5 million crashes, 200 deaths, and $1 billion in vehicle damage. Here are five tips to stay safe.
The upstart climbing phenomenon reveals the secrets to his success
Hollywood sticks it to the energy establishment with the new Matt Damon and John Krasinski film
When the Reverend Sun Myung Moon died in September, at age 92, obituaries described a man who'd inspired zealous devotion and condemnation—a summation that Moon never shied away from. "I am a controversial person," he wrote in his 2009 autobiography, As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen. "The mere mention of my name causes trouble in the world." Here's a loo
A decade before his death, Sun Myung Moon—multimillionaire founder of the controversial Unification Church—sent a band of followers deep into the wilds of Paraguay, with orders to build the ultimate utopian community and eco-resort. So how’s that working out? Monte Reel machetes his way toward heaven on Earth.
"I like outdoor activities that let you fall asleep while doing them."
To fulfill a longtime dream and honor the memory of a fallen hero, a Turkish-American software engineer decides to circle the earth by bike and rowboat, powered solely by his own muscle, lungs, and heart. A little obsessive? Maybe, but look closely at the journey of Erden Eruc and you’ll see something else: one of the most incredible adventure stories of our ti
And U.S. fans have made the sport’s culture of booze, brats, and revelry all their own
Lindsey Vonn has quietly become the best American skier, male or female, in the history of the sport. But she’s only getting started. With her personal life in order, she’s skiing better than ever. Will she become the greatest in the world? By Peter Vigneron
This Is Good
A dependable hoodie. Bourbon flavored marshmellows. Tree porn. These are a few of the perfect things on this year’s meticulously cultivated, thoroughly peer-reviewed list of the gear, grub, people, and places that make outside life so sweet.
Around the World in 1,026 Days
Erden Eruc’s 10-year human-powered circumnavigation of the globe was set in motion by tragedy—the death of a hero, Swedish adventurer Goran Kropp. Nick Heil catches up with Eruc on the final leg of his staggering feat.
Welcome to Paradise (Don’t Trip Over the PVC)
A decade before his death, the reverend Sun Myung Moon directed the hardiest of his followers to create heaven on earth—complete with air-conditioned mansion and a plush fishing yacht—in the swamps of Paraguay. Monte Reel boards a cargo boat bound for utopia.
First Look: Urban climbing is having a moment.
Drink: Gluten-free beer—can it really taste good?
Rising Star: Surfing’s John John Florence, the new next Kelly Slater.
Primer: The Cyclocross World Championships come to America. (Let the heckling begin.)
Crowdfunding: How Kickstarter is transforming expedition finance.
Tech: Drones attack!
Film: Hollywood takes aim at big energy via the new Matt Damon film, Promised Land.