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State of Gold: On The Road In California

California truly is a state of gold. From Joshua Tree National Park to the beaches of San Clemente, California is hard to beat for outdoor adventure. Knowing this, Backcountry took 2 Gearheads, 1…

Dustin Klein: A Visual Artist Living In Portland

Dustin Klein is a multi-disciplinary visual artist living in Portland, Oregon. In Permanent he discusses his artistic process and approach to his unique style of tattooing…and why he writes on everything. “Growing…

Two Weeks on Vancouver Island

Last September, with one fully functional bike and seven functional wrists between the four of us, we boarded the ferry to Vancouver Island with a plan that was somewhere between vague and…

Working With Nature: Wild Idea Buffalo

The fact that samples of  Buffalo Jerky disappear faster than they can get them into the office is testament to their delicious, savory flavor and hearty texture. But Patagonia just as excited…

The Dirt Nap Shaped By Ben McTavish

The latest board creation from Ben McTavish — The Dirt Nap — reinforce a surfboards ability to be both functional and beautiful. The Dirt Nap is best suited to intermediate/advanced surfers (not…

A Microadventure in Ireland

With their Kona Wozos packed with camping gear, Garry Davoren and William O’Connor set out on an all day ride through the Irish countryside and the Slieve Aughty mountain range, a night…