hiker at Black Forest Mountains, Germany

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Outside

Lessons from Experts

Camp

How to Camp

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Don’t just throw money at the problem. Master layering—yes, even for summer!—and the outdoors will never be the same.

You’re deep into a long hike and the clouds start rolling in. This is how you interpret the signs—all on your own.

Michael Frank

Experiencing setbacks in the great outdoors will bring out your inner MacGyver. Make sure he has an idea of what you’ll be up against.

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From beer to bourbon, here’s how to cut loose (safely) while camping

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Make Fire

How to Make Fire

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From survival strategies to kindling tricks to impress your friends, we’ll cover it all so you can make sure you’re warm and well s’mores-ed

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Hike

How to Hike

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Few things can ruin a would-be stellar trip like realizing you forgot something really important. With this guide to packing, you won't have to learn the hard way.

Michael Frank

Scrutinizing what kind of tent, sleeping bag, and pack you need for a multiday trip can be difficult. Here’s a comprehensive overview of how to find exactly what you need and assess it with confidence.

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Nothing beats campfire cuisine, if you know what you’re doing

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Get Active

How to Get Active

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Before shelling out $1,000 on a bike, first-time buyers should consider a few things

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A quick primer on how to avoid tipping and master the forward stroke

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SUPs are a great way to explore your nearest lake or coastline. Just don’t get caught off guard when the tides change.

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