Outside Magazine, Mar 2009
THIS IS WHERE THE FUN STARTS (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
Discover the weird, wild, totally awesome world of American races, from kayak sprints to costumed trail runs to fat-tire sufferfests. We’ve got your national calendar for this year and beyond. On your mark…
READY, AIM, SUSHI
Far off the Gulf Coast, a few, proud aquamen eschew the clunky scuba rigs, load the spearguns, and head way, way down to the bountiful hunting grounds created by offshore drilling platforms. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride with Thayer Walker.
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
In our first DIY special, we present ten Outside archetypes who became the change they wanted to see and learned a helluva lot in the process. PLUS: Wisdom from the NBA’s Steve Nash on fitting more and more and more into your day.
Thirty years after his father discovered a new, rare species of a certain flying mammal in the remote Amazon, Ted Genoways heads back in with his old man and a net.
WHAT I LEARNED ON MY SUMMER VACATION FRENCH SURF EXPEDITION WITH THE FIREMAN, THE NUDISTS & THE SHAMPOO ADDICT (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
Quests for fantastic, untrammeled waves don’t usually involve rickshaws and stinky cheeses. Or buried “treasure.” Mark Anders and an international posse schlep boards and smokes down the pristine coast of Aquitaine.
» First Look: Lance goes for a three-peat. (No, not that Lance.)
» News from the Field: Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones tackles the world; Outside’s March madness; a brief history of biodiesel
» The Drawing Board: Snowball fights are no longer just for schoolyard retribution; PLUS: environmental calamities of yore
» The Tech: Red’s new Scarlet and Epic videocams are about to revolutionize film, from huck footage to action blockbusters
» Books & Media: David Grann searches for legendary explorer Percy Fawcett in the Amazon; the new business of American environmentalism
STYLE (LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
Five Bahamian watermen, from a kitesurfing tennis pro to a spearfishing yacht-club owner, sport the season’s coolest island threads
» Spot On: The Galápagos celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday
» The Weekend Plan: Spring in California? Sunny Santa Barbara County, of course.
» Get Lost: How to survive a romantic getaway, from Hawaii to Cape Cod
» Covet: Hit the trail or head downtownin these vintage-inspired boots
» Tools: Sharpen up your gear bag withthe coolest knives and multitools around
» The Goods: All the best swag for man’s best friend
Forget the fads. Training is serious, and so are we in this year’s four-part fitness special. First up: Building a better base.
THE BIG IDEA
Advice for do-it-yourself omnivores from our in-house hunter-grower, Grayson Schaffer: Don’t do it.
Mr. President, we understand you enjoy a good book. Excellent. Here’s our environmental reading list. The test is in four years.
By Elizabeth Hightower
THE LAB RAT
Can you really vibrate your way to better shape? Nick Heil does the shimmy.