It’s been one hell of a year. While I spent much of it traveling between our HQ in Midtown Manhattan and the Hudson Valley, I saw our members of our team set off on journeys of their own — some to Cuba, some to Germany, others to Sweden and to L.A. We also dispatched a small team to to report on the Ossabaw Island hog, America’s so-called “miracle pig,” while another followed a team of elite female cyclists, racing for recognition, in Wisconsin. Our combined mission: to produce Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Three, 320 pages full of people, products and places — stories we hope will inspire you to take journeys of your own. See below for a sneak preview. – Jack Seemer
The Battle for America’s Miracle Pig
The Ossabaw Island hog has been called a delicacy, a pest, and the key to a cure for mankind’s worst diseases. Which is it?
Win the Long Weekend with Three Luxurious Duffels
The long weekend is half impulse, half forethought. And a good bag is 100 percent necessary.
A Travel Guide to Havana, Cuba
Where to eat, drink and stay in the Cuban capital.
Words Without Context
A Notable Quote From The Week
“To compare and contrast them is a visual and anecdotal lesson in fishing’s greatest hope, and its last prayer.”
– Chris Wright
The Secret Lures of Pro Fishermen
For an animal that follows a constant set of behaviors, a fish can be a damn hard creature to figure out. It no wonder the “go-to lure” is revered among fishermen.
Conquer Winter with the Year’s Best Snowshoes
Glide effortlessly over several-foot-deep powder.
Inside the Leica Lens Factory
At the Leica factory, in Wetzlar, Germany, you’ll find passion, expertise and fewer robots than you might imagine.