Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note: Primal Bliss

Editor’s Note: Primal Bliss

A wild person’s guide to the four pillars of adventure One of the main benefits of outdoor adventure is how it connects us to all kinds of really cool, wild people. Personally I’ve always felt that outdoor adventure is way better when shared with others. The process...
Editor’s Note: Issue 107 — Hippy Capitalism

Editor’s Note: Issue 107 — Hippy Capitalism

Viva Los Funhogs As I write this note we are putting the final touches on Issue # 107 while preparing to travel to the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver later this week. For many years, OR has been the place where big, influential outdoor companies like REI,...
Editor’s Note: Issue 106

Editor’s Note: Issue 106

Haters back off: Stop treating California like a social outcast By Matt Niswonger As the first rains finally arrived on Thanksgiving weekend it appeared our hellish fire season was finally over. While the fire danger subsided many Californians still smoldered with...
Editor’s Note: Issue 105

Editor’s Note: Issue 105

Earn Your Beer — A philosophy for living our lives By Matt Niswonger About ten years ago we stopped adding our tagline, “Earn Your Beer” to the cover of our print publication. A vocal minority of readers was furious that we were promoting alcohol use in the outdoors,...
Editor’s Note : The Digital Compromise

Editor’s Note : The Digital Compromise

Staying true to our roots in a virtual world By Matt Niswonger IN RESPONSE TO MY ARTICLE IN THE LAST ISSUE (#103 Digital Apocalypse) we received more emails than usual. Readers unanimously rejected the idea that print media is inferior to digital media, and many let...
Editor’s Note: Digital Apocalypse

Editor’s Note: Digital Apocalypse

Digital Apocalypse: Not all rabbit holes lead to Wonderland NEARLY 9 IN TEN TEENS ARE ONLINE EITHER “almost constantly” or “several times a day,” according to a new report from Pew Research Center. Half of all teens say they feel addicted to their mobile devices....
Editor’s Note: The Fred Beckey Effect

Editor’s Note: The Fred Beckey Effect

Dirtbags will rule the future I have been following the student led protests across the nation in response to the school shooting at Marjory  Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th. What I am seeing is a shift in national consciousness being led by a group of...
Editor’s Note: Self Care

Editor’s Note: Self Care

The Power Within Running a small business as a married couple is not for the faint of heart. You have to constantly switch back and forth between family issues and business issues as seamlessly as possible, without getting caught up in any drama. Cathy and I started...
Editor’s Note: Issue 100

Editor’s Note: Issue 100

Gnarvana: 100 issues of Adventure Sports Journal Welcome to the 100th issue of Adventure Sports Journal. In 2001 we began distributing the very first copies of ASJ out of an old blue Volvo wagon. The concept of combining all adventure sports into a single “thing”...
Editor’s Note: Fight Club

Editor’s Note: Fight Club

The power of no mind Lately I have been spending a great deal of time in the ocean, surfing with my middle son Lukas, who is thirteen. He is going through a phase where he wants to surf as much as possible, and I’m stoked to spend quality time together. Some days I...