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.

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Tompkins, Doug

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

Kyle Dickman
Jul 30, 2015

Vibram

Vibram: A vulcanized-rubber sole that revolutionized footwear.

Kyle Dickman
Jul 30, 2015

Velcro

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

Kyle Dickman
Jul 30, 2015

Vasque Sundowner

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

Kyle Dickman
Jul 30, 2015

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...

Kyle Dickman
Jul 30, 2015

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.

Kyle Dickman
Jul 24, 2015

On the Burning Edge

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

Kyle Dickman
May 11, 2015

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...

Kyle Dickman
Dec 16, 2013

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...

Kyle Dickman
Sep 30, 2013

19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire

Through interviews with family, colleagues, and the lone survivor, a former hotshot pieces together their final hours—and the fatal choices that will haunt firefighting forever.

Kyle Dickman
Sep 17, 2013

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?

Kyle Dickman
Jul 2, 2013

19 Hotshots Die In Arizona

Yesterday evening, 19 wildland firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite 20-member crew based out of Prescott, Arizona, died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, a 2,000-acre blaze...

Kyle Dickman
Jul 1, 2013

Escape to Norway

Norway has everything the alps does—towering mountains, five-star restaurants, loads of culture. You also get fjords, glaciers, epic whitewater, and a few thousand polar bears.

Kyle Dickman
Jun 21, 2013