Jon Billman (@jonbillman) is a frequent contributor to <i>Outside</i>
The season’s best headlamp reads? Take your pick from several mystery series set in the wild.
When 18-year-old Joe Keller vanished from a dude ranch in Colorado's Rio Grande National Forest, he joined the ranks of those missing on public land. No official tally exists, but their numbers are...
Ned Overend is the defending national fat-bike champion, stomping racers who were in training pants when he was eligible for the AARP. Our writer examines the curious case of the man who gets faster...
One engineer’s quest to build the world’s best, safest taillight for cyclists.
Claustrophobics beware: John Vaillant’s novel The Jaguar’s Children takes place almost entirely inside the 10,000-gallon tank of a Dina water truck stranded near the Arizona-Mexico border.
The flow is slow—and the psi way low—but my fat bike somehow saved me from a polar winter that otherwise might have ruined me.
For seven years before his arrest last Tuesday, Troy James Knapp, a.k.a. the Mountain Man of southern Utah, had an incredible run. Here was a lone man on snowshoes living off the fat of the...
Jim Harrison's new book, made up of two longer stories, is a fascinating read about the way we navigate rivers and life.
The Disaster Diaries author on self-reliance, situational awareness, and adulthood.
Six great fiction and non-fiction books and book reviews for your summer reading.
Australian ultra runner Pat Farmer is running from the North Pole to the South Pole
Three surprisingly gratifying genre novels that take you away, including The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt, and America Pacifica by Anna North.
Break out the hammocks and beach chairs! Presenting the best new books of summer.
By John Parker Jr. (Scribner, $24)
A quarter-century after his now classic record of a trip down America's two-laners, Blue Highways, William Least Heat-Moon is back in the driver's seat. And though he's given up sleeping in his '75...