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The RollingFWD vibrating foam roller costs $199 for the 18-inch roller and $249 for the 36 inch.
The RollingFWD vibrating foam roller costs $199 for the 18-inch roller and $249 for the 36 inch. Courtesy of RollingFWD

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience

BUY

RollingFWD Vibrating Foam Roller

$199 (18-inch); $249 (36-inch); rollingfwd.com

Foam rollers for endurance athletes have been around for nearly a decade, but until now there hasn’t been much innovation beyond hard-rubber ridges to increase the muscle stimulation when rolling over your hamstrings or IT band. Now, finally, RollingFWD has released a vibrating roller with two speeds. It claims the vibration makes the act of rolling the device over sore muscles less painful and reaches “more muscle groups with less effort.”

READ

Outside magazine’s “How to Start a Fire”

outsideonline.com/2005826/camping-101-how-start-fire-woods

Not being able to start – or sustain – a fire has put a damper on many a wilderness adventure. Outside magazine provides a guide to building a fire and keeping it going. Plus, it gives a plug to a certain struggling medium. To wit: “Place something that will burn well, like balled-up newspaper, at the center of the fire pit, then build a small structure of your kindling around it.”

THE LIST

Travel Channel’s “Best Road Trips for 2015”

www.travelchannel.com

There’s still time to hit the road:

1. Heritage Highway 89, Utah

2. Skyline Drive, Virginia.

3. Olympic Peninsula, Washington

4. Beartooth Highway, Montana, Wyoming

5. Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia, Canada

6. Great River Road, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa

7. Gulf Coast, Alabama

8. Page-Lake Powell, Arizona, Utah

9. 17-Mile Drive, Monterey County

10. Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada

Compiled by Sam McManis

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