Category: How-To
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How to Raise an Outdoors Kid
By Nkrumah Frazier

I grew up on a farm in rural Mississippi, where I hunted and fished and tended a garden. I learned how the natural world works...

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Mountaineering 101: How to Safely Begin Exploring in the Mountains
By Caitlin McKenzie

Getting into the high country can seem insurmountable at first. But with the right tools, education, gear, and partners, it’s entirely possible. Not too long...

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How to Pack a Small Car for a Big Trip
By Tara_Schatz

Hitting the open road is a quintessential rite of passage, but these days it seems like it's either #vanlife or #nolife. While I don't begrudge...

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How To Lace Your Boots
By Guest Blogger

How to lace your boots. It seems so simple. It can be so complicated. Fortunately, our good friends at Backcountry Edge break it down. Much...

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How to Clean the Campster
By Kaci Stringer

When it comes to hiking and camping we all love a good, lightweight sandal to take with us for water crossings and to wear around...

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Mid vs. Low boots: How to Choose What’s Right for You
By Molly_Herber

Cover image: Hiking in the canyons of Utah. Photo by Jennie Fiala.

“You’re wearing those?”

My friend and I were packing up her car for our...

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How to Backpack the Grand Canyon
By Cameron Davison

More than 5,000,000 people visit the Grand Canyon every year! For the most part, many of us will be the onlookers gazing from atop the...

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How to Shoot Amazing Outdoor Images
By Tara_Schatz

Waking up before dawn and leaving my husband sleeping, I creep along the trail, coffee in one hand, camera in the other. It’s still dark...

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How to Plan an International Hiking Trip
By Clariza_Alvarez

Planning an international hiking trip requires more prep than a local hike. Here author Clariza Alvarez shows her carry-on cache. (Minus the dog; pooch stays...

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How I Became a Search and Rescue Dog Trainer
By Alyssa_Hitchcock

It’s a beautiful bluebird day, truly ideal hiking weather. Instead of following the trail toward the popular summit, I veer left and start crashing through...

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How to Cross a River
By Aaron_Theisen

Cover image: A hiker and her two trail dogs make an early-season crossing of Bear Creek in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Montana. All photos: Aaron Theisen

Late...

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