Prisoners Need Nature, Too

Once released, the formerly incarcerated face a daunting set of challenges­—a job, a place to live, and, most urgently, breaking the cycle of bad friends and bad habits that can lead to more prison time. Now scientists and activists are asking whether nature may be essential to helping them build new lives.



Adventure Dog of the Week

The only thing we love more than our own dogs? Seeing all of our readers’ prized adventure companions. So all summer, we’ll be featuring a running gallery of our favorite pups. Use #OutsideDogs2016, we'll pick the best shots, and continue adding them to this collection. Here, a few hand-picked, photogenic creatures to get the ball rolling.



'The Unofficial Guide to Wilderness Survival'

An amusing albeit brief look at the basics of adventuring outdoors.

I cannot think of another individual in history who has privately financed and engineered the creation of national parks and protected areas on the scale of Yosemite or Yellowstone National Parks.

— James Sano, on the late Doug Tompkins


The Science of Survival

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