THE JOURNAL

The Journal is a collection of stories that celebrate the legacy of John Wayne through art, events, special collaborations, and more.

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How To Find True North

How To Find True North

Living life to the fullest means losing your way every now and again. After all, sticking to the script and staying inside the boundaries of a map...

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How To Build a Fire

How To Build a Fire

No ability separates the competent individualist from the pretenders better than starting a fire in the wilderness. Anyone can conjure flames with a...

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How To Make A Good Impression

How To Make A Good Impression

IT’S OFTEN SAID THAT YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION. THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD, WHICH MEANS...

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How To Win At Poker

How To Win At Poker

Chess may be the game of kings (and of at least one Duke, given how much John Wayne loved it) but poker is the name of the game for any red-blooded...

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How To Chop Firewood

How To Chop Firewood

Few actions scream “I’m a self-sufficient, rough-n-tough SOB” like chopping firewood with an ax. This time-honored tradition depends on having...

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How To Drive Defensively

How To Drive Defensively

John Wayne with youngest son Ethan. Hitting the open road is a lot of fun, but you should remember every time you get behind the wheel, you’re...

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How To Flirt With Your Wife

How To Flirt With Your Wife

To paraphrase The Righteous Brothers (and Top Gun’s Maverick), it’s easy to lose that loving feeling in even the strongest of relationships. But...

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How To Tie Specialty Knots

How To Tie Specialty Knots

ROPE IS AT ONCE ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL SURVIVAL TOOLS YOU CAN HAVE AND ALSO ONE OF THOSE THAT TAKES THE MOST PRACTICE TO PERFECT. IF YOU’RE LIKE...

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