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The Pacific Northwest Sasquatch is a supremely hospitable creature. One of my most recent visits found me treated to a delightful lunch following an early morning hike — rather a jog on my part just to keep up with his daunting gait. Our trek began in the silent dawn with the sun’s first rays silhouetting Stuart […]

Being active can be really enjoyable, but it can also be a challenge. Depending on your personality, work schedule, or the way you like to exercise, you might have a preference of working out indoors or outdoors! Trying to find the time, place, or finances to stay fit can be difficult; here below we’ll attempt to […]

Darker nights draw in and the frosty air bites, but the winter isn’t all doom and gloom. Let’s not forget the holidays are coming to cheer us all up, so chin up and look on the bright side. Fresh powder on the mountains, crisp blue sky mornings and crackling log fires are all just around […]

Almost nothing beats getting into a hot spring at the end of a long day of hiking or backpacking. Lakes and streams are refreshing, but the uniqueness of a pool heated naturally is incomparable. Why are hot springs so special, though? According to Tom Hillman, Senior Lecturer of Physics at Whitworth University, “Hot springs are a […]

We’re slap bang in the middle of Movember, so what better time is there to talk about the mighty mustache. If you’ve been thinking about growing a handlebar ‘tache or a pencil ‘mo, the time is most certainly ripe. Why? Because you’ll be joining countless other men from across the world help raise awareness of […]

Tiny houses are proving to be a practical living solution for many people. They have the potential to be fantastic homes that provide an intimate atmosphere and grant their residents a sense of environmental consciousness. Tiny houses also free owners from many life-dominating mortgages and bills. Brilliant design features throughout make tiny house spaces comfortable […]

In many ways, the California drought has been a slowly moving perfect storm. For over four years, the lack of rain has seriously affected California up and down its coast, leading to government regulations and local panic. As neighborhood lawns turn from verdant green to varying shades of brown, many Californians are trying new ways […]

Love it or hate it, hemp is considered nature’s ‘ultimate gift to mankind’ by some. Derived from marijuana plants, it has been used for many centuries in food, fiber and medicines. In fact, sailors have been using hemp rope and sails for hundreds of years, and the crop’s abundance was valued greatly during the Revolutionary War […]

If you’ve heard of beer soap but never tried it, I’m sure you’re imagining a guy pouring his favorite lager into a batch of concocted ingredients, but that’s not exactly what beer soap is about. When you add beer to create soap, something magical happens. And it’s not something a soap buff (or someone soaping […]

The hairiest month of the year is almost here. What is it you ask? Movember, of course! During the month of November, guys are encouraged to wear their beards or mustaches proudly for a good cause. This “hairy movement” of sorts is the brainchild of The Movember Foundation, a global organization that’s made it its […]