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Zen Sunday – Edition #7 (via The BullPen)

Bill McEwen at The BullPen Magazine liked our style so much that he featured TO and Rogue Images in “Zen Sunday!!” Check out his mag- it’s “Probably the best online magazine. Ever”

Zen Sunday - Edition #7 By Bill McEwen The following photos are all from a very cool blog called Thrive Outdoors. I’ve been in contact with the guy who runs it – Justin Watters – over email for about a week now and he has agreed to let me throw up some of his photos from his many adventures. I wanted to do a big write-up on his blog, but I figured the description comes best from the horse’s mouth. Here’s a bit of our email conversation: BP: What’s the best way to descri … Read More

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So, You Want to be John Rambo? Part I

“What the hell was that noise?”  -the foggy thought my brain conjures up after being jarred awake inside a cramped net hammock suspended 30” above the jungle floor.  It’s not the screeching, hacking, screaming sounds emitted by myriad birds high in the canopy that worries me, nor is it the incessant hum from the cloud of malaria vectors bouncing off the netting, inches from my skin.  The sound that wakes me so abruptly is the soft crunching of jungle duff very near my humble shelter site.  Horrific images of man-eating jungle cats stalk through my psyche.  I am forced to recall a lesson learned earlier in the day:  Everything in the jungle is trying to kill you…  Luckily, my imagination is much more active than the jungle cat on this night.  I am relieved as one of my comrades mumbles something through my bug net as he stumbles back from nature’s call.  Needless to say, my first night in the jungle is not a restful one. Continue reading So, You Want to be John Rambo? Part I

Message in a Bottle Survives Epic Journey

If you spend much time on a beach, you are bound to come across some pretty interesting junk.  The most random things will wash up, especially after a large storm.  You can’t help but wonder, “What is this thing’s deal?”  Certainly every piece has is own epic tale to tell.

Here is a cool story I stumbled upon.  Might be worth a try.  Tell your tale of beach junk in the comment section below.  Cheers…  -THRIVEoutdoors

 

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The core: They never miss a beat…

There are a select few.  You know who you are.  The core that never has to “catch up” not matter how long it has been since they were in the same hemisphere.  Small talk is shelved.  True progress is achieved.  It’s not that we don’t care what the others have been doing.  It’s that we seem to be more interested in what we are doing.

Such was the case recently as Lady Luck dropped Chuck Wagon and I on the same geo-coords for one hot minute in Wyoming.  Grandiose plans of a multi-day adventure in the Wind River Range dwindled to a single morning hike by the time everything shook out.  Still, even the simplest idea can surprise you in the end. Continue reading The core: They never miss a beat…