The bold, brash, unconventional—a series of alternative approaches to war. 1 of 3.
War is a declaration. An action. War is not won by egos but by wills. And among the most trying of times some truly brilliant wills are hatched into action and sent into the mayhem of war to succeed or slip off the edge of the plateau.
And of the abundance of extraordinary tales, we sought to find you, curious reader, something worth your time. Three tales, seeded deeply in the truth of research: The Archer, The Bear, and The Goat.
Ten of our (and your) favorite first lines from literature’s storied history.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. - Ernest Hemingway
Sure. It sounds easy. Write one true sentence, then the whole novel comes into place. One sentence, one truth. Simple. Sure. But it's not, and it takes a master to make an entire world materialize in the milliseconds of the opening line.
We asked for your favorite first lines for novels, and you collectively created a great list. So, we've assembled our and your favorite first lines. And, if we missed a few, feel free let us know in the comments.
We talk Macro- and Microadventure with a Nat Geo Explorer of the Year.
Alastair Humphreys has been busy at work. A lot of business—writing a book, making a movie. A lot of travel—rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, trekking the Arabian Peninsula. And a lot of hours in the office.
Of course, for Alastair, the office isn't a terrible place to be. When you're donning the title of Explorer, you've got, really, all of Mother Earth as your workspace. And when we talked to Alastair from across the pond (he’s currently in London), he didn't seem to sweat the hard labor.
Bourbon connoisseurs beware—Elixir just upped the amber ante.
Of all the saloons in San Francisco, H. Joseph Ehrmann (he goes by H.) owns one of the most notorious. Elixir Saloon’s been serving up cocktails since 1858, and in honor of 155 years of booze, we stopped by for a taste of the sacrament.
Ehrmann, the ninth proprietor of the bar, served up Elixir’s exclusive Four Roses bourbon flight, and he mixed up a custom cocktail—The Huckberry Pumpkin Sour.
He also invited everyone (that means you, dear reader), to Elixir's Tenth Anniversary Weekend for BBQ, bourbon, beer, and a whole lot of mischief. There are two afternoon parties on November 16th and 17th, from noon on.
Five tips to make your first run in the backcountry a powdery success.
A guest post from our friend Dan Abrams, the President and Co-Founder of Flylow Gear.
Skiing as a sport has now evolved to a world that extends beyond gates and boundaries. More and more skiers and snowboarders are venturing into backcountry terrain, skinning uphill in search of untracked powder without the hassle of lift lines, ticket prices, and the general mayhem of modern ski resorts.
However, to partake in the euphoric and rewarding sport of backcountry touring you must respect it. Follow the rules and understand the risks—or else your serene day in the backcountry can turn into your worst nightmare.
3,100 miles, 21 campsites, and an entire summer of weekend adventures (with a 9-5).
To kick-off our Adventure Week, we asked Whitney James to recount her summer adventures.
Whitney's located in Boulder, Colorado. As she describes it, the doors of my home, office, and beloved Whole Foods, open directly to the mountains. It's safe to say she gets outside. A lot. Like, a ridiculous amount a lot. So, we asked her to give us a run down of her summer. Here’s her inspiring response…
We’re looking to pass along the inspiration, so send us your best story of adventure.
*Our adventure submission window has closed. Thanks to those who have submitted, and stay tuned for more calls for adventure soon.
Adventures don't end when you unpack your bags—they live on in the stories, photographs, and memories you tell once you've returned.
In Norway, nature, animals and architecture are all equal parts awesome.
Norway has a lot more to offer than black metal and Abba. A lot more. In fact, Norway might boast some of the most spectacular sights of natural beauty in the entire world, especially if you're a man who likes winter, starkness and reindeer.
Want to get a really good view of all of the above? Check out the Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, majestically set in the Dovrefjell mountains.
That isn’t the reclining handle on your living room chair. It’s a bear paw.
There was a time in America, before nylon, before IKEA, when living room furniture was a bit more lively. Er, well, not lively, exactly, but formerly alive. If the famous book is called The Clan of the Cave Bear, then this blog post should be called The Man of the Bear Chair.
Or, more specifically, Seth Kinman, the great and thunderous Nimrod of California in the late nineteenth century. Apparently, nimrod didn't always refer to a moron, but instead a skilled hunter who stalked one of nature's fiercest creatures with the merciless accuracy of his unwavering crosshairs.
Not really, but Veronica Graham’s video game-style maps are incredible.
It may come as no surprise that we like maps here at Huckberry. I can't speak for other employees, but I have a mild Google Earth problem. Chronic, Acute Google Earth Disorder (CAGED) is a real thing. I'm in recovery, but I still relapse from time to time. (Zoom in, and you'll see it).
Why the map addiction? Well, because: a) the world is big and expensive, b) Google Earth is a nice budget vacation, and c) how are you going to properly explore things without a map? You need maps.
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