Blair Braverman

Blair Braverman


Your Perfect Outdoors Body Is in the Mirror

I'm a woman living in Colorado, I love the outdoors, and I'm fat. I know that everyone has self-doubt, but for me that's all tied up with my weight, and I feel like everyone thinks I shouldn't be...

The Future of Scouting in America

Allowing girls is great—but the country's two scouting organizations need more serious change to serve the next generation of outdoor lovers.

On Being a Woman Alone in the Woods

"I love solo backpacking and try to sleep out by myself a few times a year at a national park about an hour from my home. I've been dating this new guy lately, and my solo adventuring seems to really...

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

When Antarctica hits you with the worst storm in decades, sinks your boat, and drowns your crew, there’s only one way to react: get another ship and go back for more

The Art of Group Adventure Diplomacy

Outside's love guide answers your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss how to make sure everyone has fun—from stoner to straightlaced, slow to...

How to Make Your Own Gear

Our savvy, Norwegian-folk-school-trained writer shows you how to craft your own skijoring belts and mid layers

How to Keep Your Cool, No Matter What

There's not much that will make you panic after ten years of dogsledding in the wilderness. And there are lots of ways to feel equally calm in all kinds of outdoor emergencies.