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August 2014

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Best Gear for Back to School

These stylin' and functional gear picks will get you through the rest of summer and well on your way back to campus to boot.

The Real Paleo Diet: Less Hunter, More Gatherer

With more than one-third of our citizens overweight, we lead the world in obesity levels, and we shell out more money to treat preventable ailments — diabetes and heart disease just to name a few — than any other nation on earth.

Kayak Fishing: The Best of Both Worlds

The nature of kayaks, which can maneuver in very little water, can put them in places that bigger boats could never access. Navigating shallow tidal tributaries with vegetation growing to just below the surface without a kayak is virtually impossible.

Trail Mix: The Hillbilly Gypsies Revive Old Mountain Sounds

After more than a decade together, the Hillbilly Gypsies remain one of the hardest working bands on the underground regional mountain music scene—traveling to festivals and small music haunts with a high-energy live show that blends a traditional aesthetic with some progressive edge. The five-piece group formed out of a regular Wednesday-night old-time jam in their hometown of Morgantown, W.Va.

Top 12 Swimming Holes in the Blue Ridge

These 12 summer swimming spots are found beneath some of the most iconic waterfalls in the South. Round out your summer and try and hit them all!

August 2014 Letter from the Editor: A Wild Summer Reading List

Here are a few of editor Will Harlan's favorite classic outdoor voices and books that should be on everyone’s must-read list. Instead of preachy diatribes or flowery descriptions, they inspire with gritty, gutsy characters—some legendary, some overlooked—who stand their ground and speak for the wild.