Men's Journal

Men's Journal July/August 2019

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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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1 min.
field notes

Feedback TAKING A STAND I hadn’t heard of the Exit 87 BBQ Stand—a roadside barbecue joint in Jackson, Tennessee—until I read Garrett Crowe’s story in the latest MJ [“Trial by Fire,” May 2019]. I’ll be sure to stop by the next time I’m driving down I-40. Tell Mr. Wadley to keep up the good work. JEREMIAH PLUNK VIA FACEBOOK Great job on the May issue. I was inspired by “Trial by Fire”—a comeback story never gets old, especially one about an inmate. “The Truth About Home DNA Kits” was an eye-opener, too. SHON PERNICE MOBERLY, MO LAY OF THE LAND Thank you for highlighting such an important topic as public lands in “Wild & Free” [April 2019]. Lands Uncompromised is an appropriate name for your campaign to draw attention to environmental issues. Please continue to publish investigative journalism, along…

2 min.
real stories of earning it

When Patrick Burns and his wife Krystal started Palace Coffee Co. in the small West Texas town of Canyon, they never imagined their company would become a jewel of the American coffee industry. “It took six years to refine our idea before we launched,” Patrick remembers. “We sold off everything we could. We had to learn to live off of a single income. We knew it might not work, and we had two boys to take care of at home—so we spent years planning everything down to the tiniest detail.” After those years of preparation, Patrick and Krystal renovated the long-neglected Palace Hotel on the dispirited town square, converting the old building into a magnificent coffeehouse. “The process could have been thwarted many times,” says Patrick. “Not many believed a coffee…

1 min.
paddling to paradise

MEXICO ISN’T EXACTLY known for forested, whitewater-rafting spots. But cutting through the southern state of Chiapas, near the Yucatán Peninsula, is one of the world’s most stunning river gorges—a roughly 50-mile canyon, with near-vertical limestone walls, that snakes through pristine lowland forest. Dubbed the Sacred Canyon of the Río la Venta, the gorge is occasionally run by outfitters during the rainy season, when runoff creates Class III–IV whitewater. But if you go in the dry season, as Taylor Burk, a Vancouver-based photographer, and seven friends did this past April, the trip should be a little more relaxed. Over eight days, the group floated some 30 miles, watching as villagers spearfished, camping on deserted beaches, and seeing “a lot of strange bugs, birds, and bats,” Burk recalls. On the sixth day,…

6 min.
chasing an endless winter

AS A FULL MOON rose over the Andes last August, remote Portillo, Chile, might have been the quietest, loneliest resort on earth—if it weren’t for the club music blasting in the downstairs discoteca. As wind howled in the surrounding peaks, the skiers I’d met in the outdoor Jacuzzi—among them heli-skiing powder hounds from Japan, a trio of Ralph Lauren models, and recruits from the High Mountain School of the Chilean army—shook their base-layered booties to Cardi B. Soon enough, someone brought out the shotski, a ski adorned with six shot glasses for group guzzling. And why not? Skiing in South America while everyone I knew was swatting mosquitoes up north was worth toasting. For me, it was the fulfilment of a lifelong fantasy, pilgrimage to the end-of-the-earth summer home—at least by…

13 min.
the carbon cowboy

UP CLOSE, the American bison is a primordial-looking creature, an ancient cave painting come to life. Curved horns angle upward from square heads. Woolly fur hangs off shoulders in matted strands. And dark eyes, almost sunken in their skulls, are piercing—unmistakably wild. Of course, bison are largely domesticated animals at this point, having been fenced in for generations. In some ways, they act no differently from cattle, even when roaming free on a 9,000-acre ranch. So when Dan O’Brien and his family de decide that it’s time to move their herd of 800 animals from the family’s ranch, 45 miles southeast of Rapid City, South Dakota, to the bison’s annual “winter range”—a 24,000-acre grazing lease on the adjacent Buffalo Gap Grasslands—all it takes is opening a few gates. Well, that and…

6 min.
the bold plan to reach mars

FIFTY YEARS AGO this summer, three men strapped themselves to a rocket and traveled some 237,000 miles to the moon. Lynn Rothschild, meanwhile, was away at summer camp in Maine, and 12 at the time. “One of the counselors realized that it was going to be one of the great moments for mankind,” she recalls of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. “We all huddled around a little black-and-white TV. I must’ve stayed up until 2 in the morning.” The experience sparked Rothschild’s interest in space. She went on to earn a doctorate in molecular and cell biology at Brown, then joined NASA in 1987. As a leading astrobiologist, she’s helping the agency tackle some of the biggest challenges in its goal to take humans beyond the moon to Mars by the…