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MYOG – Paracord sternum strap with emergency whistle

by Andy Amick

The latest make your own gear (MYOG) project is a replacement sternum strap that uses paracord and an emergency whistle buckle.  It’s yet another way to have some fun with paracord projects, but also a good way to get paracord onto your gear in a functional way.  The idea came from seeing Mary Collier-Metcalf use the whistle […]

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Quick Hits – Cycling Posts to Get Your Mind Dreaming and Planning

by Andy Amick

There are a lot of cycling stories and articles posted each and every day.  Here are 3 that caught my eye during the month of January.  I’m a little late in posting these, but they are good articles and worth the read.   This year’s bikepacking trip http://bikewritersblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/this-years-bikepacking-trip.html?showComment=1327180120420#c422317589945234387 This is a great idea for getting […]

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January Running Challenge – Week 4

by Andy Amick

This is the last report for the challenge and I’ll be back to cycling, camping, and paracord projects.   The Challenge For the month of January, the original challenge is to run 28 miles, but as a friend from college always says “Go big or go home” so I’m going big, well bigger.  The 28 miles will […]

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January Running Challenge – Week 3

by Andy Amick

The Challenge For the month of January, the original challenge is to run 28 miles, but as a friend from college always says “Go big or go home” so I’m going big, well bigger.  The 28 miles will remain the goal, but that goal is now for the final week of January rather than the entire month. […]

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January Running Challenge – Week 2

by Andy Amick

The Challenge For the month of January, the original challenge is to run 28 miles, but as a friend from college always says “Go big or go home” so I’m going big, well bigger.  The 28 miles will remain the goal, but that goal is now for the final week of January rather than the entire month. […]

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Gear Review – County Comm EDC Pocket Knife

by Andy Amick

CountyComm specializes in tactical and EDC (every day carry) gear.  They have many innovative solutions for EDC and lightweight camping.  Browsing their site will get the creative juices flowing and have you thinking of how you can use all of the cool gadgets.   The item reviewed in this post is the EDC Pocket Knife […]

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January Running Challenge – Week 1

by Andy Amick

The Challenge For the month of January, the challenge is to run 28 miles.  Thanks to the new Twitter followers, Facebook likes, and blog subscribers. That total was not as high as expected, and isn’t much of a challenge considering a couple of long-ish runs will basically meet the goal.  Therefore, the challenge is going to […]

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What’s In Your Pack – Mountain Bike Edition

by Andy Amick

What do you bring along for your mountain bike rides?  There are the basics – spare tube and tools – but what else should you include?   The following video details the contents I bring on my rides.  Think of this as my Every Day Carry (EDC) kit for mountain biking.   We each have […]

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Paracord has become my new obsession

by Andy Amick

It all started with an idea to get paracord on the bike by wrapping the handlebars and it has grown into a mini-obsession.  Learning to tie the knots and thinking up new project ideas has been addictive and keeps me thinking “just one more”.   Pictured above are a few of the recent projects I […]

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Make me run – an end of year challenge

by Andy Amick

The challenge is simple – for each new Twitter follower, Facebook like, or email subscriber through the end of the year, I’ll run 1 mile in January.  You get to make me run and receive progress updates throughout the month with mileage progress, lessons learned, and gear choices. If you really want to put the […]

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