Kate Beaudoin,

The Lookout
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 12:22pm Kate Beaudoin

We can all agree that the most important element of safety is preparedness, but sometimes a short, worry-free three- or four-hour hike can turn into something more serious. The weather changes suddenly (as it’s apt to do in Montana), the sun goes down, or you’re lost—and the only things you brought along are the random crap you keep in your Camelbak. Fear not! With these surprising tips, you can learn how to turn your everyday amenities into life-saving tools. 

Disclaimer: these tips are not intended to save your life, to treat, diagnose, or cure any disease, or even to be taken very seriously.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 2:59pm Kate Beaudoin

Last week I read a blog on running that got me in a huff. I’m not much of a blogger—in fact, this is my first. (Am I a vlogger? A blirgin?) I was so upset I even made an account on the guy’s webisphere blogerspot just so I could let him know how pissed I was. He says, authoritatively, that the running boom in the 80s was fueled by “loads of everyday/chubby folks proving they could ‘run’ marathons.” And today, he claims, the running boom is fueled by “young women in Batman-like gear, wearing iPods, heart-rate monitors, and GPS watches.” He makes it unequivocally clear: “it’s definitely NOT hardcore like it used to be.” 

He goes on to make accusations, to “blame” people and celebrities for the popularization of running. Another user, “Anonymous,” calls him out on “disparaging newbies,” to which the blogger replies that “obviously” some of his comments were “tongue-in-cheek.” To which I, username “Young Woman,” reply… something far too long and probably too graphic to post here.

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