5 Reasons NOT to Try Mushing Magazine

Are you a glutton for punishment? Do you enjoy the feeling of icy winds whipping your face and the sound of frantic barking in your ears? If so, then congratulations, you might be the perfect candidate for a Mushing Magazine subscription! Or, you know, not. Here’s the scoop on why you should think twice (and then think some more) before diving headfirst into the wild world of dog sledding with a Mushing Magazine subscription. 

1. Your Wallet Will Howl in Pain

Let’s address the elephant in the room: the cost. Mushing Magazine isn’t exactly handing out subscriptions for free, and for good reason. The publication is chock-full of expert advice, stunning photography, and gripping stories from the world of dog sledding. However, if you’re not prepared to invest a pretty penny, you might want to rethink things. Dog sledding is an expensive sport to get into, and Mushing Magazine will have you salivating over top-of-the-line gear, high-end sleds, and exotic race locations faster than you can say, “There goes my paycheck.” If you’re not ready to take a serious hit to your bank account, you might want to stick to watching the Iditarod from the comfort of your own couch. 

2. Say Goodbye to Your Weekends

So, you thought you would curl up with a nice book and a cup of coffee on Saturday afternoon, did you? Not anymore! With a Mushing Magazine subscription, get ready to say goodbye to lazy weekends and hello to a whirlwind of fur, ice, and adrenaline. Dog sledding is not for the faint of heart, and neither is Mushing Magazine. Once you crack open that first issue, you’ll be sucked into a world of non-stop action, adventure, and endless training regiments. Who needs free time, anyway? 

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3. Your Neighbors Will Think You’ve Gone to the Dogs

Let’s face it: dog sledding isn’t exactly the most mainstream of hobbies. Sure, it’s got a certain rugged, adventurous appeal, but it’s also a little… out there. If you’re the type who cares about what the neighbors think, a Mushing Magazine subscription might not be the best idea. Get ready for some quizzical looks and raised eyebrows when you start waxing poetic about the latest mushing techniques or the incredible bond between man and dog. Your neighbors might start avoiding you at the mailbox, and you’ll have Mushing Magazine to thank for that.

4. You’ll Get a Crash Course in Mushing

Do you ever find yourself yearning for a trekking on the trails less travelled? No? Well, tough luck, because with a Mushing Magazine subscription, you’ll be getting an exhaustive education in all things mushing-related. From racing to  expeditions into sub-zero temperatures, you’ll become intimately acquainted with the whims of of your dog team, whether you like it or not. And let’s not forget the thrill of dodging avalanches and navigating treacherous ice fields! It’s all part and parcel of the dog sledding experience, and Mushing Magazine will make sure you’re well-versed in the art of weathering the storm.

5. You Might Just Fall in Love

Despite all the warnings, there’s a dirty little secret hidden within the pages of Mushing Magazine: you might just fall in love. Not just with the sport itself, but with the incredible bond between musher and dog. The stories of triumph, the breathtaking landscapes, and the sheer exhilaration of hurtling across frozen terrain will worm their way into your heart, leaving you hopelessly hooked. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself dreaming of embarking on your own mushing adventures, with a pack of loyal, four-legged companions by your side.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before you rush off to sign up for that Mushing Magazine subscription, take a moment to consider the ramifications. Are you truly ready to embrace the chaos, the expense, and the inevitable loss of your weekends? Can you handle the whispered judgments of your neighbors and the sudden expertise in mushing?

Are you prepared to risk falling head over heels for a sport that will consume your every waking thought? If you’ve made it this far and you’re still nodding enthusiastically, then perhaps you are, in fact, cut out for the wild and wonderful world of dog sledding. In that case, by all means, go ahead and subscribe to Mushing Magazine.

Dive headfirst into the madness, the majesty, and the sheer, unbridled joy of mushing.

Embrace the challenge, the camaraderie, and the unbreakable bond between human and canine. Just remember: we warned you. For the rest of us mere mortals, however, it might be best to appreciate the daring exploits of mushers from the safe distance of our living rooms. After all, there’s something to be said for cozying up with a warm blanket and a hot beverage, knowing that the only thing howling outside is the wind. So, to the intrepid souls who dare to tread the path less traveled, we salute you. And to everyone else, we’ll see you on the sidelines, cheering you on from afar.

A Mushing Magazine subscription is not for the faint of heart, the light of wallet, or the easily swayed. It’s a commitment, a lifestyle, and a love affair with the untamed wilderness. Proceed with caution, or not at all. The choice is yours.

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  • A Tough Run 
  • Ryan Redington Wins
  • Jason Mackey Takes Red Lantern
  • A Tribute to Lance Mackey 
  • Storn Drives Six Iditarod Mushers to Scratch at the End of Race
  • Checkpoint: Shaktoolik
  • “Without the Sled Dog We Would Not Have Survived
  • Alaska Native Mushers
  • Dan and Mitch Seavey Look Back on 50 Years of Iditarod 

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