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Video » Overcoming a life changing illness through wild swimming

Laura Owen Sanderson is a cold water swimmer in the U.K. After a life changing medical event she decided to reroute her life and to ‘live with purpose’ and founded We Swim Wild, to help “protect wild waters through adventure, education, campaigning, and scientific research.”

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I wasn’t afraid to die. I was more afraid, or angry if you’d like, that I hadn’t lived, that I hadn’t made the most of every opportunity. So I was waiting for a day that might never come — when you retire or when you’re thin enough or when the kids have grown up — and there was a sudden realisation that that day might never come.

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Hydrotherapy is a story of adaptation, strength & rewilding set in the raw and beautiful landscapes of Snowdonia National park. Laura has not only overcome a life changing illness through wild swimming, but has also found a greater connection to the natural world. This has ignited her mission to make a stand for the natural environment, and protect wild waters and wild spaces across the UK.

How adventure gear strapped to your roof affects gas mileage

Anything you attach to the top of your car, including the roof rack, is going to affect your gas mileage. The larger the item, the greater the impact.

Taylor Martin, Men’s Health:

Off the showroom floor, the Regal TourX gets 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg highway for a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg.

The control test—the TourX without roof rails installed—revealed that adding roof rails alone decreased the car’s fuel economy by about seven percent, or a negative -2 mpg change. Beyond that, the two items tested with the least impact on gas mileage were the paddle board and Thule luggage carrier, both of which caused about a -19 percent decrease in fuel economy, or -5.5 mpg.

The gear with the most impact were the dual mountain bikes strapped to the roof, which impacted the fuel economy by -31 percent or -9 mpg. A close second was the kayak with -28 percent, or a change of -8 mpg.