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Fitz Cahall

Fitz Cahall

Fitz Cahall is the creator and host of The Dirtbag Diaries and the co-founder (with his wife, Becca) of Duct Tape Then Beer. Fitz’s goal is to nurture, strengthen and empower connections with the natural world. “Simply put, I want people to shut their laptops and turn off their iPhones and go live the life they daydream about.”

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: To Infinity

Dec 23, 2016 December 23, 2016

Chad Kellogg. September 22, 1971 to February 14, 2014. Seattle climbing community legend. Dear friend to many. And the toughest guy around. “For Chad, not eating and shivering on ledges, that was like skiing powder for him. It was just that fun,” remembers Jens Holsten. Today, we take… Read More

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: coMOMdo

Dec 6, 2016 December 6, 2016

“As a mom, you have no book that tells you the right way to take care of your kids through bad times,” says Bonnie Elozory, mother of four. For seven years, the Elozory family weathered a relentless streak of bad luck. With no instructions on how to pull her family… Read More

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Tales of Terror Vol. 7

Oct 28, 2016 October 28, 2016

This is our seventh annual Tales of Terror episode. Over the past seven years, we’ve read a lot of stories about scary things that happen out in the woods. We’ve discovered that there are all kinds of frightening things that can happen out there, but there are two ingredients that,… Read More

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: No Way Around It

Sep 9, 2016 September 9, 2016

Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic are the expedition kayakers. Over the past decade, the duo have made first descents of over 120 rivers in wildly remote locations across 36 countries and 6 continents. In 2016, Ben and Chris traveled to Myanmar to complete a source to… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Start Saying Yes

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Start Saying Yes

Aug 12, 2016 August 12, 2016

“Over two weeks I went from pretty ‘fine’—I have to say ‘fine’ with air quotes and an eye roll, because it’s that kind of fine—so, I went from ‘fine’ to ‘I’m out!’ I just needed a life restart,” says Katie Crafts. For her thirtieth birthday, Katie gave herself… Read More

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: The Ultimate Weekend Warrior

Jun 24, 2016 June 24, 2016

Jim Herson and Anne Smith live in the Bay Area. They’re in their fifties. Jim has worked the same computer science job since he graduated college in 1982, and he and Anne have been together nearly that long. They have two kids, a 17-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Live From 5Point Vol. 9

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Live From 5Point Vol. 9

May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016

Before Semi-Rad.com, Brendan Leonard wrote a Short for The Dirtbag Diaries called “Sixty Meters to Anywhere.” He recently published a book with the same title, documenting his journey from handcuffs to hand-jams, from rural Iowa to the mountains of Colorado and from… Read More

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Trespassers

Apr 21, 2016 April 21, 2016

Artwork: Walker Cahall “You have to imagine that you’re on the frozen Arctic Ocean. You’re six miles from shore, you can’t really tell where the ocean stops and the white shore begins. All you see is white–and this thing where they’re dumping crap into the ocean to make… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: A Slosh in the Bucket

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: A Slosh in the Bucket

Mar 21, 2016 March 21, 2016

Artwork: Walker Cahall Eric Johnson lives in Sturgis, South Dakota with his wife and three young daughters. He works as a high school English teacher. He’s responsible—well, most of the time. Half way into his thirties, Eric emptied his retirement account to buy a raft, despite the… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Roll the Dice

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Roll the Dice

Feb 5, 2016 February 5, 2016

By Fitz & Becca Cahall “We started the trip without much of a purpose,” writes Fil Corbitt. “We wanted to be pushed around. Wanted to find something we didn’t know we were looking for. We wanted to take some small chance and see where we landed. Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Everybody Loves LeeRoy

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Everybody Loves LeeRoy

Dec 14, 2015 December 14, 2015

By Fitz & Becca Cahall God told Steve Wescott to walk from the Space Needle to Times Square, NYC, with a goat named LeeRoy, to raise $200,000 for an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Or at least that’s the elevator pitch. In truth, when Steve started out… Read More

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