Kyle Dickman is a former editor at Outside and a former member of the firefighting crew known as the Tahoe Hotshots. He spent five seasons fighting wildfires in California. Dickman’s reporting has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. He's the author of On the Burning Edge, and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Turin.
It's destructive, beautiful, and critical to our ecosystem
In his first 11 days of office, Donald J. Trump issued 18 executive actions, ranging from a border wall to the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines to ending new federal regulations. The half-dozen...
As the Category Four storm threatened landfall last week, dozens of Urban Search and Rescue teams were deploying from around the country, mobilizing at lightning speed to save residents from the...
You don’t need no stinkin’ chairlifts
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Easier climbing equals more downhill
Utility bike: A bicycle built for hauling children, gear, or grocery bags full of organic quinoa and local honey.
Tough-ass pants: A term for rugged work trousers that are particularly good at handling abuse.
Teva sandal: A water shoe that came to define a generation of river athletes.
Tech binding: A lightweight binding system that transformed backcountry skiing and put telemarking on the path to obsolescence.
SUP: Short for stand-up paddle-board, a stable floating platform that combines the cool of surfing with the practicality of a spin workout.
Spork: An eating utensil that adds fork tines to a spoon and never fails to amuse its users.
Snowboarding: A snowsports alternative to skiing.
Caves, tepees, wall tents, those green canvas triangles that caused hypothermia in so many Boy Scouts—in one form or another, ideas borrowed from these flawed shelters appear in their modern...
Thule: A company founded by Swedish outdoorsman Erik Thulin, originally to make fishing gear.