Mitchell Ray

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Outdoors Gear

Dealing with Paranoia on the Trail (or not)

The Nyctophobia (fear of the dark) is real<p>When I started planning my thru-hike it never occurred to me that one of the greatest difficulties would be …

Bikepacking Gear That Lasts: A Gift Guide

For our 2017 Gift Guide, we’ve racked our collective brains and drawn up a list of more than 50 of our most prized pieces of bikepacking gear. Think …

Bikepacking

10 Fascinating Facts About Cockroaches

Interesting Behaviors and Traits of Cockroaches<p>Nobody wants to see a cockroach scurrying under the fridge when flipping on the light switch. These …

25 Perfect Gifts for the Adventurer

12 Guys of Christmas<p>All adventurers share one trait in common. It may not be an addiction to adrenaline, or a tendency to book spontaneous …

Batteries

How Vans Became the Shoes Everyone’s Wearing—Again

In the early 2000s, the Southern California brand was irrelevant. Now it’s a $2.3 billion global powerhouse worn by pretty much everyone.<p>Back in 2002, when Rian Pozzebon, who was then a relative unknown in the sneaker community, got the offer to join Vans and help rebuild the brand’s ailing skate …

How Would Your Life Look if You Lived Fearlessly?

No matter how scared we may be.<p>Fear holds us all back, both personally and professionally. As we get older we seek comfort, or status quo, and we are willing to compromise ourselves to keep it. The more comfortable we are, the more likely we are to accept things that are just not right. This …

How to build a fire — with or without matches

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>How to build a fire — with or without matches<p>Whether you're out camping, or in a survival scenario, you should know how to build a fire.<p>Find a dry patch of ground 4 feet wide. Build a ring with rocks, or dig down a few inches. This will keep the fire insulated.<p>…

How to choose your backpack size based on trip length

Choosing the right pack is intimidating. There are so many types, so many options, all sorts of technical aspects that even reading a single tag can …

No, You Definitely Did Not Sleep There

Adventure<p>Here's what the owner of Instagram's @youdidnotsleepthere account has to say about the trend of perfect—but sometimes fake—adventure photos.<p>It’s a trend that’s infiltrating our social feeds—and, so, our lives. Our Instagram feeds are flooded with photos of carefully coiffed hair at a salon …

National Parks

Decorative Wooden Ladders Are the Fancy Painted Axes of 2017

Which is exactly why you don't need one.<p>Interior design trends have a way of finding their way into your home the way fashion trends somehow end up in your closet, even if you don't consider yourself design-inclined. Own a fiddle-leaf fig, sheepskin throw, something with a brass accent on it? …

The History of Board Shapes Part 2

The journey through time continues and we see shapes evolve into popsicle sticks and the revival of shaped boards in modern times. <br>Watch Part 1 if …

Extreme Sports

Choosing the Right Gear for River Canoeing & How to Dress

Canoeing

Is buying a home right for you?

The question of whether to rent or buy a home might not be as cut-and-dried as you think. Get a look at some of the pros and cons when deciding …

THEORIES OF ATLANTIS - In Chicago

Josh Stewart’s <i>Static</i> series has been an integral part of the rebirth of the East Coast scene over the past 10 years. Theories of Atlantis started as …

My Endless Quest for the Ideal Gear List

Searching for the Perfect Gear<p>When I started planning my thru-hike, I assumed the “once and done” approach would apply to my gear selections. I had …

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25 Struggles Only ENFPs Will Understand

<b>1.</b> Getting your energy from social interaction, but disliking superficial conversations. Yes, I want to go to a party tonight. But a party full of …

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Here's How To Tell

What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our <i>emotional</i> intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and …

Embracing Your Quirks

I recently woke up one day, some days before the end of 2015, to the realization that the very reason I think differently, is the very reason why I made it this far.<p>In fact, those traits of mine that were deemed to be a "weakness" were the very reason why I am still alive today despite the …

10 Simple Ways You Can Stop Yourself From Overthinking

Here are 10 simple ideas to help overthinkers stop spinning their wheels.<p>Overthinking doesn't sound so bad on the surface--thinking is good, right?<p>But overthinking can cause problems.<p>When you overthink, your judgments get cloudy and your stress gets elevated. You spend too much time in the …

25 Frustrating Things About Being An Extrovert

Yes, you like to talk a lot. No, you're not shallow.

Personality

7 Foolproof Strategies To Improve Your Sleep Quality

Sleeping less than seven hours is associated with higher stress, anxiety and depression, poorer cognitive function (sexual function too), obesity, difficulty controlling high blood pressure, and even cardiovascular risks, not to mention loss of creativity and alertness.<p>The results are in: One in …

High Blood Pressure

30 ENFPs Explain The One Thing They Wish Others Understood About Their Personality

By Heidi Priebe,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Mnjc4b<p>ENFPs are the passionate, outgoing idea-generators of the MBTI. Embodying a profoundly …

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oh my darling darling boy.. why so adorable and perfect? why??? | Enfp! | Pinterest | Darling darling, Enfp and MBTI

Guilty....This is why artists like Tori Amos create such a visceral reaction in me. Soo many layers, soo many things being said. | Top 5 Strengths

She has that certain "Je ne sais quoi." July 10, 2015 | Pinterest | Storms, Gemini and Girls