Men's Journal

Men's Journal April 2017

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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VIDEO 30-Second Cocktails Drinks columnist St. John Frizell — not pictured, because he was busy enjoying a Gunga Din — shows you how to mix a better drink, from classics like the perfect martini to a purist’s margarita — in just half a minute. GROOMING Downsize Your Burly Winter Beard 1. Using scissors, snip your facial hair down to size, leaving about an inch of length all around.2. Get a beard trimmer. We like the Braun BT3040 ($40), but any good one will do.3. Dial the trimmer to its highest setting and work your way down. Your goal is to get beard length to half an inch — just right for the season.4. Clean up your neck with shaving cream and a razor. GEAR LAB What We’re Testing This is more of an instant treehouse than a two-person…

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“I was sickened to learn about the technology fanatics have brought to hunting. Today when we make mistakes and the animal gets away, we can still pull off a 300-yard shot and kill it. Bow hunting is the only fair hunt.” HUNTING CRITICS People who want to fill rooms with animal trophies, like Jason Hairston, belong in the same category as the killer of Cecil the lion [“The New Predators,” by Ryan Krogh]. I’ve been an avid fisherman and hunter for 60 years, but I find this type of trophy hunting for the sake of enlarging one’s ego to be shameful. It’s good that Hairston owns an apparel company; maybe he can have a hat made large enough to fit his big head. DON ROBERTSON GARDNERVILLE, NV I was sickened to learn about the…

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way up down under

FOR CLIMBERS TRAVERSING the rugged coasts of Tasmania, a trek out to this sea stack on the island’s south side, called the Moai, has become a pilgrimage. “A lot of climbers come specifically to Tasmania, and the Moai is a destination for them,” says Ben Herndon, an American photographer who snapped this shot of his friend near the peak last spring. The stone pillar was formed from a rare volcanic rock called dolerite, and there are three routes of varying difficulty up its 115-foot face. To reach the site requires a three-mile hike through a lush, heavily forested park teeming with wombats and potoroos. “It’s almost like Jurassic Park, except instead of dinosaurs there are fluffy marsupials everywhere,” says Herndon. Once you hit the coastline, you have to rappel several…

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ski freak

HITTING 100 DAYS on the mountain in a season is a ski bum’s dream. Skiing 332 days, as Aaron Rice did last year, is a slog. What’s more, 26-year-old Rice, from Alta, Utah, climbed up every hill under his own steam in an attempt to set the record for the most human-powered vertical feet skied in a single year. Rice started strong, covering 11,555 feet on January 1, 2016. He totaled 71,935 feet in the first week alone. But 39 days in, during a backcountry tour in Utah, he lost his balance while climbing with skins and fell, breaking the fall with his left hand. When he stood up, his fingers were bent at a 45-degree angle. “Without thinking, I pulled them back to where they were supposed to be,” Rice…

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snakebite city

AMONG THE RESIDENTS of Ban Khok Sa-Nga, otherwise known as Cobra Village, there are two kinds of bites: severe and not so severe. The latter — say, a nip on the fingers, hand, or arm — is no biggie. Just apply the local herbal remedy, concocted from a root called wan paya ngoo, and sleep it off. Far more serious is a bite that lands on the neck or foot — or, heaven help you, the tongue. In that case, symptoms (intense burning, blackening of the skin, drowsiness) can strike in 15 minutes or less. Then it’s a trip to the hospital for some antivenin and, if karma is on your side, only a short coma. Bites are a regular and inevitable occurrence in this village in Thailand’s northeastern province of…

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the outdoor industry vs. the land grabbers

IN JANUARY, on the opening day of the Outdoor Retailer trade show, where hundreds of brands, from The North Face to Woolrich, debut their latest goods, Black Diamond founder and former CEO Peter Metcalf published an editorial in The Salt Lake Tribune. In it he demanded that the show pack up and move out of the state, where it’s been held for the last 20 years. Metcalf ’s logic was simple: Utah’s governor and its legislators were in the midst of, as he characterized it, an “all-out assault” on public lands. In 2012, the Utah state house passed a bill demanding that 31 million acres of federally managed public land be transferred to the state, after which some of it would most likely be sold off to the highest bidder. Today,…