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Hendrik Broekelschen

Hendrik Broekelschen

When not leading active travel adventures around the world -- believe it or not, it's his job -- Hendrik strives to be involved with his communities, both direct and global. Whether bike touring across Spain or stomping around his home in Portland, OR, Hendrik likes to connect with the people around him. Especially if coffee is involved. In addition to his current work at The Manual, Hendrik enjoys writing short stories and travel pieces that encourage others to be bold in their life choices.

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Everyone needs to know how to hang a bear bag, including you

If you're heading into the backcountry and you know you'll be in bear-itory, it's time to learn how to hang a bear bag.

How To Shave Your Head: Baldness Is Next to Godliness

If you've been waiting for a sign, then this is it, shave your head. Because if you find yourself looking in the mirror wondering if it’s time, then it's time.
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7 Best Waterproof Socks Fit for Your Next Adventure

When it comes to footwear and socks, there is a wide variety of options to choose from. In this wide spectrum, where do waterproof socks fit in?
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There’s No Place Like (a Floating) Home on the Raptor Platform

Crafted as a floating fishing platform, the Raptor Platform could be an inflatable houseboat, a portable dock, or a zombie apocalypse safe haven.

The Story of a Smokejumper with Airborne Firefighter Jason Ramos

Jason Ramos is one of fewer than 6,000 individuals who have successfully completed training to become a smokejumper. This is what he has to say about the purpose, preparation, and mentorship that goes into the job.
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The Importance of Goals, Tools, and Cheat Days in Your Daily Routine

You're a quitter. Sometimes. But you've also reached a number of goals throughout your life to get you here. So what differentiates your successes from your failures? Let's talk life, goals, tools, cheat days, and daily routines.
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Chatting with Jake Meyer about Climbing Mount Everest, K2, and Regular Life

What makes a man extraordinary? As Jake Meyer prepares for his most challenging and dangerous expedition yet, we asked him to share with us the secret ingredients that yield a "high achiever." His answers surprised us.
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Yoga for Men: Small Beginner Poses to Find Big-Picture Perspective

Yoga can bring balance to your life, as well as physical, mental, and spiritual cohesion. Here are some basic poses to help men get started.
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Wide Path Bicycle Camper is like an Airstream for Cyclists

Wide Path, a creative camper company, has carved out its own niche in the bicycle travel market with an all-new, hard-shell bicycle camper.
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10 Best iPhone X Cases to Keep Your New Device Safe and Stylish

If the iPhone X is on your shopping list, add a case to protect your investment. Our 10 picks are some of the best iPhone X cases — and the best-looking.
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How Civet Crap Coffee, Heartache, and Progress aren’t All that Different

Every pile of crap has a few nuggets of gold — sometimes it's worth picking them out. In this case, you can also get a cup of Kopi Luwak coffee!
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Stay Dry on the Trail with the Best Rain Gear for Men

There is no such thing as bad weather — just bad gear. Choose the best rain gear for hiking no matter the season.
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The Man Shop Believes ‘Less is More’ When it Comes to Cologne

The Man Shop colognes are affordable, subtle, and easily stowed, because fragrance is something "to complement a guy’s life and inspire confidence."
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Protect Your Joints from a Downhill Disaster with G-Form Elbow and Knee Pads

If you're pushing yourself to new limits and need more than just a helmet for cover, try G-Form elbow and knee pads. Now test ride approved!
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Smartdomes: The House of the Future for a Generation on the Move

The century-old definition of 'home' is being challenged by a generation on the move. Smartdomes provide a futuristic answer for mobile and practical homes.
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The Cheapest Land for Sale in the US Costs More than Just Money

If you're looking to build a custom home, you're going to first need some land to put it on. But is there any cheap land still left in the US? We found out.
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What WE Make Makes Industrial-Rustic Furniture from Reclaimed Barn Wood

A furnished space can be featureless or inspired. Alongside functionality, the folks at What WE Make place value craftsmanship, quality, and sustainability.

It’s Salmon Season: Chef Tres Jackson’s Fennel and Salt Cured Salmon Recipe

It's salmon season! To get the best insider tips on fish preparation, we reached out to Chef Tres Jackson for his recipe for salt cured salmon.

The BedBud Will Wake You Up on the Right Side of the Bed

How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? Enter the BedBud - an alarm that can't be turned off until you get out of bed.
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Parks Project and the Sierra Club Team Up for Do-Good Tees

Sierra Club and Parks Project teamed up to launch a shirt and tee that serve an important message: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.

Find the Time to Get Yourself a Proper Watch Winder

When you're out and active, your favorite automatic watch is likely sitting at home. Consider using a watch winder to keep your watch running properly.
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Fashion Revolution Day: Why You Should Wear Fair Trade

We Wear Fair Trade. These industry leaders believe in living wages and safe living standards for the workers who make their apparel.
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The Science Behind a Beard Oil Recipe

Everything you need to know about beard oil. Learn about the benefits of beard oil, how it’s made, and how you can make your own beard oil recipe.
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Warrior Steel Mace: A New Workout from the Old World

The warrior steel mace is blunt, built with uneven weight, and is tricky to control. Which makes this the perfect stabilizer muscle workout.

Seeing Green with Hemp Eyewear

Hemp Eyewear is a company that crafts high-quality frames from natural hemp fiber. We're happy to see the versatile, eco-friendly material come into style.
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The Patagonia Sleeping Bag: 45 Years Was Worth the Wait

The new down Patagonia sleeping bag is ready after 45 years of waiting. They are warm, water-repellent, light, and ultracompressable. So get camping!