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Men's Journal October 2018

Geared toward the modern, adventurous man, Men's Journal magazine is for guys who enjoy their leisure time and want to get the most out of it. From health and fitness to sports and travel, each month Men's Journal has it covered.

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Henry Cavill seems like a good guy. I hope the new Mission: Impossible movie helps him escape the legendary Superman curse. The Man of Steel is a hard role to make interesting onscreen, and I’m sure it’s always challenging to act amid all those green-screen CGI shenanigans. When the Marvel and DC films are good, it’s almost always because of an actor bringing something extraordinary to the part.GRANT ARVIS, MIDDLETOWN, CTHOLD THE UNICORN TEARSPerhaps you have covered it already, but after reading in your August issue about “grilled” drinks [“Upgrade Your Grill Game,” by Adam Erace] and micheladas [“Hot Summer Nights,” by Christopher Ross]—which include ingredients such as Chinese black vinegar, togaroshi, aji limo pepper paste, and paprika salt—I feel compelled to speak to you of the virtues of the…

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letter from the editor

I FIRST GOT intimate with beer about seven years ago. This should not be confused with my 21st birthday, when I saw some of the same suds twice that evening. No, I mean the truly hands-on experience that happens to anyone who starts experimenting with home brewing.There are a few lessons you quickly learn when you brew your own beer. Lesson 1: Making beer is a blast, and involves a lot of downtime when you can drink more beer. Lesson 2: Making beer is exacting, with a lot of steps and procedures, and as much sanitizing as open-heart surgery. Lesson 3: Making beer is a lot like cooking: There are recipes, ingredients, and room for creativity and improvising. But that comes later. You begin by making the easiest possible beers…

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the falls guy

EACH YEAR about 300,000 people visit Victoria Falls, located between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. But few experience the waterfall like 28-year-old professional cliff diver Jonathan Paredes, of Mexico City, did one December afternoon, when he hurled himself from a 100-foot bluff into the waters below. More than a mile wide and 354 feet high at points, the waterfall, the world’s largest, spans the Zambezi River and is generally too dangerous for even the most experienced divers. But Paredes decided to give it a go—though not without a considerable amount of trepidation. “I was so scared,” he recalls about when he reached the crag and prepared to jump. “But at the same time, I was just astonished, because I was diving in one of the most beautiful places. It…

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the wildest new parks in the world

ARCTIC DREAMSLOFOTODDEN NATIONAL PARK, NORWAYNorway’s Lofoton Islands are well-known among adventure travelers for some of the finest multiple-pitch granite climbs this side of the Atlantic, as well as for cycling routes that wind past sharply hewn fjords, looming cliffs, and multicolored fishing villages. Now 33 square miles of the arctic archipelago are protected as the nation’s 40th national park. You can ride Icelandic horses across windswept beaches by day and, by night, hunker down in a 275-foot longhouse near the Lofotr Viking Museum for a traditional feast of tender lamb and steamed arctic cod—and wash it down with some locally brewed mead. Cap off the trip with a late-night scramble up Reinebringen Mountain and chase the midnight sun across the horizon as it makes silhouettes out of distant peaks.WHERE TO…

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the future of fish

ORTNEVIK, NORWAY, is a tiny fishing village overlooking a Pixar-perfect blue fjord in the central part of the country, two hours outside Bergen. There’s just one road in and out of town, and the whole place resembles a Bob Ross painting: a quaint farmhouse beside a red barn, and happy green grass. When I visited last spring, 75-year-old local Anders Brekke, who grew up here and works at the general store, pointed to the town church in the distance and told me that he built it by hand. It’s that kind of place.But beneath the bucolic charm—or, more specifically, on the banks of the fjord—is a testament to the village’s forward-thinking innovation: Sogn Aqua, one of the world’s top sustainable fish farms. It supplies some of the best restaurants in…

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how to find sustainable fish

Love the WildThe Boulder-based business sells everything from farmed trout to striped bass at places like Whole Foods.Niceland SeafoodThe seafood broker imports farm-raised arctic char, cod, and redfish direct from Iceland.Fair Trade CertifiedThe nonprofit—whose label you’ll recognize from coffee, cacao, and cotton—is now certifying farmed fish, making your decisions at the grocery store much easier. ■…