The template I am using is
- Efficiency - best bang for buck, do more with less
- Fun - fitness facilitates fun, more important than fancy gear
- Nature - doing what we are built for / designed for (the whole EvFt / paleo thing)
There will also be something on looking at what works, not what the successful do. The successful can be such despite their training.
I am taking some ideas from lightweight backpacking too:
- use of appropriate technology (e.g sprints)
- efficiency - use what you need, multipurpose gear
- challenges the mainstream
- fun - it is about enjoyment of the outdoors ultimately gear and fitnes only facilitate that
- realistic - ignore the adverts!
All my interests are coming out in this stuff: Body by Science, HIIT, MovNat, CrossFit endurance, posture. I may not address diet - it is too challenging to the mainstream. .... we'll see
The hardest thing is condensing all these ideas into a useful article.
I am having to cut my reading back and go more in depth into things. Blogs and twitter are great and immediate but you rarely get any depth. I am getting overwhelmed by the information. It is time for some independent thought I think.
There will also be a vibe here simplifying and minimalism in general with respect to consumerism. I like shiny new things as much as the next guy but gear is nowhere near as important as fitness for a good day out. I've seen guys togged up in the latest kit struggling to get up a hill while others in older kit wander up with no trouble. if you are not fit the gear doesn't matter much. The magazines however rely on advertising income so they will not really tell you that too readily. They sell us an image of what we need to own to be successful.