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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: Tales of Terror Vol. 4

Dirtbag Diaries: Tales of Terror Vol. 4

Oct 31, 2013 October 31, 2013

Is there something out there? It’s a question that lurks in the back of my mind. Probably in yours too. It’s one of the very reasons why I love the outdoors: the unpredictability. Over the years, I’ve collected experiences. Moments, like bits of data,… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Rebirth of Belief

Dirtbag Diaries: Rebirth of Belief

Sep 12, 2013 September 12, 2013

“We had the discussion around the campfire one night of trying to define ‘what is wilderness’,” John Stoneman remembers. “We determined that if you get hurt or you have a problem and there’s really no way out, you’re in the wilderness.” Despite the fact… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

Aug 9, 2013 August 9, 2013

There’s a story that you may have heard kicked around in the newspapers and nightly news for the last few months. It’s as unsettling as it is tragic. The rate of suicide among active military personnel, reservists, and veterans has increased to nearly 22… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Mikey Buys A House

Dirtbag Diaries: Mikey Buys A House

Jul 8, 2013 July 8, 2013

We’ve told stories about people quitting jobs, ditching mortgages and selling worldly possessions to go live life on their own terms. The road is ubiquitous with freedom, and sometimes we hear its call later in life. But what if you heard the call at… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Benighted

Dirtbag Diaries: Benighted

Apr 1, 2013 April 1, 2013

Great stories often have these five words, “and then it got dark.” But how can carefully executed alpine starts and planned summits turn into watching stars dot the sky? Well, getting benighted can happen for a few reasons. One: unforeseen circumstances. Two: complete denial of reality. Or three: getting… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Be Mine

Dirtbag Diaries: Be Mine

Feb 14, 2013 February 14, 2013

Love – it’s life’s great surprise. You can try to pin its origins in brain chemistry and hormones. On the right timing. But those don’t explain why tough guys make slow rock mixes or why a timid person suddenly introduces themselves to the person of their dreams. Why it… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Sufferthon

Dirtbag Diaries: The Sufferthon

Dec 21, 2012 December 21, 2012

by Fitz & Becca Cahall Alastair Humphreys has biked around the world, crossed glacial highlands and desert lands. But in 2011, he stayed in Britain, focusing on trips close to home. The idea of backyard adventure wasn't new, but he put it in terms everyone could understand. Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Making It

Dirtbag Diaries: Making It

Nov 16, 2012 November 16, 2012

We’ve all day dreamed about it – becoming a pro. What would it be like? Well, besides getting to do the thing you love everyday, you’d probably get free gear, meet incredible people, get your photo taken, maybe travel the world. You might even… Read More

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