Kyle Dickman

Kyle Dickman

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.


World's Best Kayaker Seeks Full-Time Employment

With a résumé full of wins at kayaking’'s most prestigious competitions and historic first descents of the planet's deadliest whitewater, Nouria Newman is considered one of the greatest paddlers...

Kyle Dickman
Feb 24, 2020

The Human Antivenom Project

One man purposefully gets bitten by snakes to immunize himself against them. A scientist wants to turn this man's blood into a vaccine against snake venom.

Kyle Dickman
May 16, 2019

Paradise Lost

Inside the most destructive wildfire in American history, and why it will happen again soon.

Kyle Dickman
Dec 13, 2018

What We Learned from the Yarnell Hill Fire Deaths

One of the worst tragedies in the history of firefighting prompted little change to a culture that regularly puts young lives at risk. A few seasoned veterans are working to fix that.

Kyle Dickman
Oct 30, 2018

What the West Can Learn from Florida About Forest Fires

When fire is removed from the landscape, the forests grow thicker, and when the unavoidable fires return, they come as firestorms. These scientists think there is a universal "silver bullet" to...

Kyle Dickman
Jun 27, 2018

A Rattle with Death in Yosemite

Rattlesnakes don’t want to bite people. They don’t even want to be seen. Sometimes we just step on a piece of bad luck.

Kyle Dickman
Jun 20, 2018

What If Our Forests Don't Come Back?

New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument has lost nearly all of its ponderosa pines due to fire—and the same thing could happen to the rest of our forests when they burn.

Kyle Dickman
May 9, 2018

Searching for Hurricane Matthew

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...

Kyle Dickman
Oct 14, 2016