When the Discovery Channel invited me to audition for its popular survival-challenge reality show, I knew it was going to be rough. What followed was one of the most intense experiences of my life.

Musher Blair Braverman tested 20 gloves and mittens head to head to find the warmest handwear that fits in your pocket

Don't let your insecurities stand in the way of what you want to do

Adventures take a lot of planning. But what if all that stress means you don't go at all?

Stop trying to trick us, gear companies. We know a parka when we see one.

Disney Plus's 'Togo' and 20th Century Fox's 'The Call of the Wild' deliver as feel-good dog stories, but their portrayal of the human history of mushing is flawed

The queen of wool on what she'd wear if she were forced to never wear wool again

What do you do when your parents' political views directly impact your life?

And what to do when it's time to break up with your climbing partner

There's no right way to grieve the death of a beloved pet

Getting hurt outdoors means you're exploring your limits

You can’t spend every day chasing powder stashes

Better to drift apart with love than to strangle a friendship by trying to make it work when it doesn’t

How to handle the ups and downs of nomadic life

How to handle ego in its many (sometimes potentially deadly) forms

What do you do after getting turned down by a dream job? Keep getting turned down.

It's not easy, but you don't have neglect your love of being outside to have a fulfilling career (and not go broke)

Sweat, lounge, and live in these comfy frocks

What to do about a friend who's uptight about splitting expenses and a date who's uptight about bodily functions

You can teach confidence and a love of physical activity—but it starts with keeping weight out of the conversation

Blair hates to be cold. She also hates to be hot. But our grouchiest gear reviewer doesn't hate these clothes.

How to share your passion for solo adventure without feeling judged or defensive

For Blair Braverman, physical activity was a given. Until it wasn't.

Sometimes, able-bodied partners need to be sat down

An environmentalist grapples with a common question in an uncommon time

Nothing completely prepares a rookie for mushing a thousand miles across Alaska in the dead of winter. But when it comes together—thanks to your dogs, your friends, and your own hard work—it's magic.

Plus, should you take someone else's spot in a race if you know you won't finish?

You feel like you've got it together. So why haven't you found the person for you yet?

Blair Braverman answers your countless questions (How did she choose her parka? What are her favorite insulating materials? How does she pee?) about her Iditarod wardrobe, which is both lifesaving and affordable.

Among other things, my 14 sled dogs will need 12,000 calories a day—bagged and cached along the race’s entire route—and 1,000 very adorable paw booties. This team is ready to roll.

Featuring that time when our Tough Love columnist got dumped because of a dream about cinnamon rolls

We all know what the dogs do—they run—but the person driving the sled has to get ready for a brutal challenge, too. The labor required to manage and train a team is like CrossFit on ice.

Weather-ready footwear with street-worthy good looks

When your backcountry partner was your romantic one, a breakup can totally alter your relationship to the outdoors—but don't let it

Avoiding the awkwardness of the poop zone and other early-relationship concerns

Close friendships can and should develop in intense situations—but you don’t need to stick around if they get toxic

Our favorite musher will be at the start line when the Last Great Race kicks off in Anchorage on March 2, 2019. In the first of a pre-race series of dispatches, she talks about the remote Alaskan lodge where she's training for the big event.

The social dynamics of swiping, ex-forgetting, and crush-Instagramming are harder to navigate than the backcountry

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