In late 2016, REI announced a complete revamp of its cycling program, including a new flagship bike brand, Co-op Cycles. The move signaled the company’s desire to up both the caliber of its cycling offerings and its credibility in the bike market. “We heard from our members that we have to make bikes and bike […]
Sweet, smoky, and tangy, these jackfruit sliders are a great vegan alternative for your next BBQ cookout! Jackfruit used to be a real specialty ingredient. We remember seeing one for the first time at a Vietnamese grocery store in Los Angeles. It was absolutely massive! At the time, we had no idea what you would […]
Fifteen states have now established offices or task forces to study the growing outdoor recreation economy, promote outdoor opportunities and improve access to the outdoors for their residents and visitors alike. In 2019 alone, four states have created new divisions—with two offices established in July—and this week the nonpartisan National Governors Association (NGA) announced the […]
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Recipe: Camp Cocktails Submitted by: Takiyah & Caela Hometown: Seattle, WA What do you love about this recipe? We first tried these refreshing drinks on a magical trip to Cuba. Canchancharas are simple yet delicious, easy to make with few ingredients. Canchancharas Camp Cocktails Ingredients 2 limes 2 lemons 1 liter soda water 2 shots rum of […]
“I’ve been living in a mosquito net fixing culverts all week,” said J.T. Robinson over speakerphone through the aforementioned mesh headwear. “But I get to leave early today to meet some volunteers to work on mountain bike trails at Silver Lake.” Robinson was unceremoniously digging through mud, managing trail erosion and dodging West Nile in […]
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Everyone poops. So it follows that if you’re out in the wilderness for longer than a day or two, you’ll probably have to relieve yourself in the outdoors. What happens then? A lot of times people leave their poop in the backcountry in a cathole—a hole you dig, poop in and cover back up. But […]
The South is known for its hot and muggy summers, but the mountains offer a breezy respite from the rising mercury, especially if you spend your afternoon at a crisp, cold swimming hole. Here are 10 of the best dips in the mountains. Alabama Martha’s Falls, Little River National Preserve, Alabama Location: 111 miles west […]
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Sweet and spicy, this vegetarian white bean chili is a lighter alternative to the traditional tomato-based version. While spicy red chili is our go-to comfort food during the fall, this white bean chili offers a balanced flavor that feels more fitting for summer. It’s the perfect blend of spicy, sweet, and smoky. So if you […]