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The Week in Review 278

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Brown beans/ fat tires/ Relaxation in the forest.


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Stop working so much: 6 hour work days are most efficient and make you happier & healthier.

Awesome: The Peel Watershed is protected from development and mining.

Strange Days: A look back on the previous 11 months surrounding Bears Ears National Monument and a glance at the future.

And Trump getting sued over the Bears’ Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments is great News.

The outdoor industry’s opportunity to protect public lands is now, and we’re doing it all wrong.

Climate Change is getting Real: The Arctic will never be frozen again.

Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village.

Looking for a new lens for your Sony? Check out the Sigma 16 mm f/ 1.4 - mine should arrive in early January and I’m looking forward to take it out for some Astrophotography.

Need an ultralight phone for backpacking? Have a look at the 13 g light Zanco tiny t1.

The Outdoors are better without Instagram.

Andrew Skurka is looking for a Backpacking guide for 2018 trips!

Watch the Roads Less Travelled - The Heart of Scotland.


Win an amazing Mountain Equipment Jacket for your next Mountain Adventure!


Photographers - how about winning a sweet Rab Jacket & Pants in this photography contest?


Start your ice climbing career with winning this Grivel Gear!

Need something warm for the cold days? Check out the Down Jackets on Sale at Alpinetrek.co.uk.

Get 15% Off Your First Purchase With Code: NEWCUSTOMER15 at Backcountry.com!

Trip Reports

Chad hiked with many friends on the Florida Trail.

Kalkkögel Winter Traverse.

Bikepacking from Catacamas, Honduras to Granada, Nicaragua.

A hike up Rysy. [Polish]

Jackie shares her Musings from Patagonia.

Halcyon days.

Paulina shares her 101 for Backpacking the Laugavegur Trail.

Climbing in Leonidio, Greece.

The Off Piste Pug.

2017: A Fine Year to Ride Bikes.

Peter enjoyed 27 Wild Camps in 2017.

A skitour up the Röbispitzen. [German]

The Tour des Combins Loop.

CHINA DOLL - Love, Obsession and Hard Traditional Climbing with Heather Weidner.

And a 3 Months Packrafting Adventure in Greenland to round things out.

Santa's Cabin in Levi

Gear Reviews

Garment Sizes & Layering for Winter.

Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid XL Review.

Chris Townsend’s favourite New Outdoor Gear of 2017.

Carsten tests the MSR Reactor. [German]

Check out these new Salsa Timberjack Kids bikes.

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