We sat down with a former Marine to talk training and brotherhood on the battlefield.
Think about it: you’re in the midst of pure chaos and every instinct in your body is saying run, flee, get the hell out of here. And yet, you do the opposite. You stand by the brothers around you and put yourself in harm's way to pull him out. What the hell is that about?
It’s the concept of “leave no person behind”—an ethos lying beneath the surface of every soldier’s wartime commitment. But, where’d something that goes against every natural flight instinct come from? I set out on a quest to find the roots.
Cyrus Sutton’s surf film is almost impossible not to enjoy.
Here at Huckberry, we feature a lot of content that involves adventuring, getting out into the wilderness, off the grid, into nature, on a bus or in a van, away from Wal-mart and cellphone towers. (Just kidding, you'll never get away from cellphone towers. Ever).
But lord knows, Cyrus Sutton tries to get away. He's a Reef team rider/filmmaker/blogger who recently converted his van into a home—which certainly shows some commitment to getting away—then made a short, highly enjoyable film documenting all of his epic wanderings. It's called, Compassing.
Local chef Adán Fausto shares simple, straightforward fall recipes. Part 1 of 3.
Chef Adán Fausto has, in a very short time, tallied up fourteen Michelin stars. He worked under Thomas Keller for two years, and he's got the accolades to make even the most refined tastebuds salivate. But, beyond the formal training, Adán's interested in things we can all understand, namely: red meat.
We went over to Adán's flavor playground at Sweet Woodruff (the restaurant best resembles a culinary institute's test kitchen), and he made us some simple recipes with bold flavors. He's not abandoning his fourteen star training, he's just translated those rich flavors into food for the people.
TreeHouse Point brings legitimacy to your childhood dream.
One of the great things about urban living in the Northwest: Drive half an hour and you feel like you're a million miles away from the city. And, while you're away from most grown ups, why not relive the childhood dream of living in a tree?
Drive thirty minutes out of Seattle and you can do just that at TreeHouse Point.
A (near) exhaustive look at Steve McQueen’s fifty years as the King of Cool.
Terence Steven McQueen was born in 1930 to a father who was a barnstorming stunt pilot in a flying circus and a mother who walked the streets. By the age of three, both parents were out of his life.
Today, we know Steve McQueen as the King of Cool, but before he was a Hollywood superstar and style icon, McQueen went by many other names, including juvenile delinquent, Marine, oilfield roughneck, lumberjack, and a smattering of four-letter words. McQueen was far from flawless, but it's notable that his rough edges often grounded him, and heightened his appeal.
The most extreme test for the world’s best outdoor athletes.
The Red Bull Dolomitenmann is the “world’s toughest team relay race.” Like all relay races, it’s divided into legs – but they’re not what you’d expect: mountain running, alpine paragliding, white water rafting, and mountain biking.
The race pits man against the unforgiving terrain of the elements in a battle against the earth, air, and water of the Austrian Dolomite Mountains.
Zack Seckler tells jokes the new-fashioned way, with a click of his camera’s shutter.
When in heat on the serengeti, anything goes. And that group of tourists? They’re in for a show. The animals of the Discovery Channel are about to come to life.
Zack Seckler’s got a clever eye. He’s the mastermind behind some of the funniest photographs we’ve seen, and we talked with him to get his take on what puts the fun in funny (spoiler: tourists).
From RJD2 to a trip to Filson, this weeks Diversions + Tunes has what you need.
1. RUNNING YOUR FIRST MARATHON: You can do ittt! Don't miss the take-aways at the bottom. / Gear Patrol
2. HOW RJD2 BUILDS SONGS: Inside the mind of a musical genius. Well worth a listen. / NPR
Steve McQueen, off the screen and on the track, was as fast as he was cool.
As good of an actor as he was, McQueen was even better going zero to sixty. We combed through the archives and peeled back Hollywood’s curtain to uncover a racing career of one of the most beloved action heroes in American history.
McQueen, an ardent motorcycle and racecar enthusiast, spent most of his adult life conflicted between his illustrious acting career and his love for racing. He once said, I'm not sure whether I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts.
When Filson met Big Craig out in the Rockies, they had another thing comin’.
If you sit down with Filson’s Tommy Monette, you’re going to hear about his bike. And if you sit for a while, he’ll show pictures of his bike. And if you’re lucky, he’ll tell you stories of his adventures, like his recent trip to the Rockies with a few friends, some fishing rods, and—of course—his bike.
Tommy’s a sales rep for Filson’s Rocky Mountain division, and as often as he can, he runs away to the mountains, on moto-camping trips…usually for a few days at a time, and we try to hit a different spot each night.
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