Kyle Dickman

Tompkins, Doug

Doug Tompkins: Businessman and crusading conservationist who cofounded the North Face and Esprit.


Vibram: A vulcanized-rubber sole that revolutionized footwear.


Velcro: A two-piece fastening material that features hooks on one side and a swath of loops on the other.

Vasque Sundowner

Vasque Sundowner: A svelte hiking boot that serves as a testament to how well-made products can endure despite evolving design trends.

Vacuum, Double

Double Vacuum: A technology dating back to 1892 that suspends one container inside another, leaving a small amount of air between the two to insulate the inner contents from external temperature...

Tenth Mountain Division

Tenth Mountain Division: An Army outfit specializing in mountain warfare, devised during World War II around the idea that it was easier to make troops out of skiers than skiers out of troops.

On the Burning Edge

A former firefighter himself, journalist Kyle Dickman tells the stories surrounding the tragic Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013.

Watch: Firefighters' Final Words

This weekend, a new video posted on YouTube features helmet-cam footage from the Yarnell Hill Fire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters. The video captures the final radio conversation between...

Interpreting the Yarnell Hill Report

Officials have released a detail analysis of the deadly fire that killed 19 elite hotshots. Although much has been previously reported, the document offers a few revelations. Here’s what you need to...

19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire

On the morning of June 30, all 20 members of Prescott, Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots headed into the mountains to protect the small town of Yarnell from an advancing blaze. Later that day,...

Examining the Arizona Wildfire Deaths

Why were 19 experienced firefighters killed when an Arizona blaze blew out of control? Equally important: Can we prevent such a disaster from ever happening again?