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Patagonia Sheds New Light on Hemp

One of the most durable and versatile fibers on the planet has long been one of the most controversial. Hemp's complicated history begins in 1970 when it was deemed a forbidden fiber. In 2018, perspectives started to change with the passage of the Farm Bill, allowing for commercial farming of hemp by U.S. farmers.

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Still, the stigma around the plant remains. For an environmentally conscious company like Patagonia, incorporating hemp into their apparel is a no-brainer. The plant cuts out the use of pesticides/herbicides, irrigation, and needs a minimal amount of fertilizer to grow. Misunderstood is a short film that takes a closer look at this plant, and how it could be put to use in more than just outdoor apparel. 

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Backpacking 101 with Alex Honnold and Jim Zellers
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Backpacking 101 with Alex Honnold and Jim Zellers

Backpacking 101 with Alex Honnold and Jim Zellers

Quite honestly, I only watched this video for Alex Honnold’s dry humor and sass. I was not disappointed. However, if you’re a newbie to backpacking, definitely watch the entire thing. Both Honnold and his teammate Jim Zellers have some great advice and funny banter to make your backpacking adventure successful. They explore everything from gear essentials to whether or not you need a bear canister. My personal favorite nugget of insight, though? “The main reason people go backpacking is so

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John Mayer Takes The New Land Rover Defender For A Rip
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John Mayer Takes The New Land Rover Defender For A Rip

John Mayer Takes The New Land Rover Defender For A Rip

It’s hard to not be a fan of John Mayer after watching this one – the guy really just gets the essence of “going outside.” Sure, it’s a car ad, and the car in question looks pretty sick, but Mr. Mayer steals the show with his wholesome approach to the whole matter. Forget stuffy scripted openings, we fully agree with the whole concept of f*** it, let’s just go outside. One thing though, will someone please teach the man how to skip rocks? RELATED: Jimmy Chin Tests The New Ford Bronco In the

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VIDEO: British Mountain Rescue Are Using Jetpacks???
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VIDEO: British Mountain Rescue Are Using Jetpacks???

VIDEO: British Mountain Rescue Are Using Jetpacks???

This just in from the year 2050 – UK mountain rescue professionals are testing the use of a jetpack in rescue scenarios. Actually no, that’s not a joke. A search and rescue emergency response team in England’s Lake District has been testing the feasibility of using a jetpack to get first responders on scene quickly. As seen in the video above, a SAR professional straps into a jet-powered suit to fly up a mountainside and land close to an injured patient, saving a 25-minute hike to the