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What I Learned from Weighing My Food for 4 Months

At 7:00 on a cold January night, I turn on a portable electronic scale. I carefully pour the white powder onto the scale’s brushed-metal surface, watching the LED display flash to life. One gram, two grams, three, four…five ...

Travelers, Ditch the Kindle

One of the great benefits of extended travel is the time it affords for reading. People talk about beach reads, but for me it’s bus reads, bench reads, train reads, “Sorry sir your room will be ready in ...

Lessons on “Fun” from Mom

About a thousand feet from the top of Quandary Peak, a fourteener in Colorado, I pulled my gloved hand off my ski pole and swing my hand around, trying to force warm blood into my numb fingers and ...

The Two Greatest Flyfishing Knots, and How to Tie Them

Besides not working equally well with all types of line, knots also don’t perform alike in different diameters of the same line type. For example, a 6-turn clinch knot that works great for 10-pound mono won’t do for ...

The Whiner of the Year

Between the ages of 40 and 60, men age steadily but slowly, like the wine stain from a glass you didn’t realize you’d knocked over. True, you lose a step, but you are—for the most part—still in the ...

Close Call: A 7-Foot Gator Attacks a Duck Hunter

Last November, duck hunter Krit Krutch­aiyan, 50, was wading through the Everglades outside of Weston, Fla., when a 7-foot alligator attacked.○ My buddy Roberto and I loaded our kayaks with gear and headed out at about 1:30 that ...

The 20 Most Innovative Fishing Lures of 2017

Make some room in your tackle box for these 20 innovative new baits.1. Strike King Mr. Crappie Scizzor ShadIf the crappies in your local lake have been bombarded with tube jigs, here’s a curveball to throw them. The ...