Tag Archives: Holy Crap

Holy Bear [Human Sacrifice]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Human Sacrifice, Uncategorized, When Animals Attack | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

To hear most family members tell it, the annual camping expedition of 1997 was a total disaster. First off, we took our local Catholic priest with us. He stole bread and wine—body and blood to most people we knew—from the … Continue reading

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Korth of the North [Radical Self Reliance]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Mountain Madness, Uncategorized, When Animals Attack | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our friends over at VICE TV have put together a wild documentary anyone thinking they need a break from modern life should watch. As it turns out, there’s pretty much only one way to skin a bear, and it requires … Continue reading

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Shoulda Gone To Law School [Close Calls]

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Here’s the last of three tales from Greg Dobbs, an Emmy-winning producer and correspondent for 23 years with ABC, taken from his new book, Life in the Wrong Lane – Why Journalists Go In When Everyone Else Wants Out. From the chapter I WAS … Continue reading

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This Air Bag May Take Your Life [Rough Landings]

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Here’s a yarn from the writer Bill Gifford: Eight friends went hot-air ballooning in the Poconos on a perfect spring day. What could possibly go wrong? I’ve done plenty of stupid stuff that could have killed me, everything from backcountry … Continue reading

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In Search of the Magical Penis Thieves [Dangerous Liasons]

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Dear Readers, we’re delighted to bring you a whopper of a true (!) tale from Minneapolis, MN-based writer FRANK BURES. Originally published in Harper’s, this wild and woolly yarn of juju, dismemberment, and cultural phantasmagoria was selected for the Best … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Crazy [Close Calls]

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A few years ago I was on a bus from Madrid, Spain, to the Southern port city of Cadiz.  There had been a series of small romantic misunderstandings in Madrid, and I felt like I needed to get the hell … Continue reading

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Brogue Wave [Amateur Hour]

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A surf trip to the Scottish Highlands is not something to be undertaken lightly.  At its North end, Scotland just gives up and falls into the Atlantic.  Beyond that there are the Orkney and Farrow Islands, then the North Pole.  The … Continue reading

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13 Epics of Woe [Hall of Infamy]

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A friend from Outside Magazine, Senior Editor Jeremy Spencer, reminded us of this excellent collection of misadventures he edited four years ago. Featuring the likes of Jane Smiley and Jon Lee Anderson, it’s a ghoulish gallery of murderous hitchhikers, lightning strikes, … Continue reading

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Over The Edge [The Abyss]

Posted by CDB in Bad Asses, Close Calls, Human Sacrifice, Mountain Madness, Off The Map, Survival | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I never thought I had a death wish, but one experience on my recent travels had me reconsidering. I’d been traveling around South-East Asia by myself on a break from my studies to see the world. One day I decided … Continue reading

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Fly The Fiery Skies [Sulleysque]

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[Here's an amazing yarn from our first octogenarian contributor, Bob Nielson, age 86...we're not worthy! —Ed.] Back in 1960 the Toronto Star sent me to South Africa to report black-white violence.  I boarded an American Airlines 6-propeller plane in New York, which crossed the Atlantic and stopped … Continue reading

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