In addition to wide-ranging research, Author Dan White traveled across the nation experiencing camping in all sorts of settings to examine & animate the American evolution of outdoor recreation.
The infamous Texas-based metal band Pantera imploded long before legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot by a deranged gunman at a 2004 show in Ohio. A decade earlier they were the kings of underground metal who became mega-stars overnight with the release of Far Beyond Driven—which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. This is the first-ever authorized visual history of one of the most important metal bands of all time.
Pool Party contains more than 100 iconic and unpublished photos of the parties & poolside social scene at bon vivant Johnny Pigozzi’s swimming pool in Antibes, France. Movie stars, supermodels, artists & rock stars were all there & all photographed. Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell, Uma Thurman & scores more getting loose at Pigozzi’s infamous blue pool at Villa Dorane.
When you need something to stick, the soft, malleable, & reusable gel pads from Fixate will hold it down for you. For sticking a device to your dashboard, hiding a key, mounting a GoPro to your skateboard and countless other uses. Choose round & triangular shapes and/or cut to size.
It’s a Cinderella story. Stance began by making wacky socks for skater and scooter kids but the brand blew up and now creates licensed socks with big ballers like the NBA, MLB & Star Wars. And it appears they’ve stepped it up once again with their Caddyshack collection; 4 new casual styles that celebrate the greatest golf movie ever made.
With a specially formulated scent for every state, American made, hand-poured Homesick Candles are made from soy-based wax and burn for 60-80 hours. Texas has hints of leather, cotton, & sage while Florida is orange, sea mist, & driftwood. For Oregon it’s pine tree, hazelnut, & pear. 27 states are currently available with the remainder of the 50 coming soon.
If your gear needs to be super compact & ultra light, or you just want to keep a backup blade on your keychain, this knife is all you. The American-made TRAK (Titanium Runner’s Anywhere Knife) is a 100% surgical-grade titanium micro-knife you can carry everywhere.
Legendary adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary described Irish explorer Tom Crean as “a great man of immense strength and endurance and afraid of very little.” Indeed. At 15, Crean ran away from home for a life at sea and went on to play a key role in the Antarctic Expedition. He spent more time at the South Pole than Robert Scott or Ernest Shackleton & he survived to collect 3 Polar medals from the UK royal crown.
Author George Christie spent 40 years in the Hells Angels, rising in the ranks to become one of the club’s most influential leaders—the cool-headed negotiator & spokesman who countered the recklessness of Sonny Barger. Within 2 weeks of retiring from the club he was black-balled by the brotherhood. Now he’s telling his tale, the wild & weird life of an outlaw biker.
He never surfed but re-wrote the book on pop music with the Beach Boys. With fame came mental illness, the drugs, & the booze. His years as a deranged & reclusive “genius” alone in his Bel Air mansion. Eventually, there comes redemption. All this and a lot more of the story is revealed in the forthcoming Brian Wilson memoir.