Causwell’s Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod

A traditional Japanese style kit for a pure experience between angler and nature

The relaxation and meditative merits of fly fishing have long been held high by many an enlightened outdoorsman. Of course the goal is landing a big one worthy of a fish tale at the end of the day, but for most the joy lies in the chase. Gearing up for the sport, however, is not always a carefree experience, with rods, reels and a litany …

Carbon Steel Utility Knives from Civilware

Single file blades from skateboard legend Geoff Rowley's outdoor-focused brand

Wandering through the wilderness, far from civilization, has both inherent benefits and risks. The more remote you get, the more you’ll want gear that’s sure to perform no matter what you come up against. Inspired by his own experience in the desert, professional skateboarder Geoff Rowley founded Civilware with the aim of providing the best possible tools for the outdoors with no compromises on quality, …

Word of Mouth: Paraty

Cachaça, fresh food and local art provide the rustic setting for this historic Brazilian town

by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman Walking around the maze of streets paved with irregular stones, visitors can feel the Portuguese presence that first landed in Paraty 500 years ago. Situated in a sheltered bay at the edge of the wild Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest), the charming seaside town is a relic of Brazil’s colonial past. When the coffee and sugarcane trade dissipated, the old …