It's easy, fun, and shockingly good. Let's all start screaming now.
Camp cooking expert Emily Vikre says top-shelf cocktails pair well with s’mores
No, you don't have to eat freeze-dried food in the woods
Use these tips to create light, healthy, and packable summer meals
It's called a water smoker. And while you're off having fun, it will slow-cook the best chicken, ribs, and fish you've ever had.
Potatoes, popcorn, paella, and apple crisp—all of these, and more, can be made using a smokeless fire pit
Forget your Weber for a weekend. Here's a low-tech option for cooking whole legs, shoulders, rib racks, and more.
Good for the planet, better for your innards, vegan and vegetarian hot dogs are a win-wiener
Science says you should eat a popsicle
Plus, our four favorite cans of summer
Freeze your brain and melt your inhibitions with one of these delicious frozen-drink recipes for adults
There's time for one or two more gatherings around the flames before summer is officially over. Here are some libations to end the season right.
Five athletes on their favorite summer drinks
Our Sweat Science columnist takes efficiency very seriously in the backcountry. Here are his secrets for a flawless canoe trip.
Plan your next adventure on one of the nation’s most resplendent waterways with the help of Gaia GPS
All you need is a rod, a license, and a good attitude to catch your first fish
We cover the necessities, plus a few extras and friendly pointers
Our writer, a lifelong surfer, tries to find out
Outside’s ethics guru on why it’s not the nudity that’s offensive
There's something about swimming that makes us feel very much alive—even as we enter an environment where the risk of death is all around us
Your ticket to trout-filled waters
Cast in comfort, even on the hottest days and most remote streams
In the same way that backcountry skiers read avalanche reports and whitewater kayakers check water levels, anyone hiking in the West needs to start planning for fires as a baseline safety precaution
Here are some foolproof ways to ward off ticks, no-see-ums, mosquitos, and fleas—and to find relief if they get you anyway
As road frames evolve to become more capable on various surfaces, many roadies may find a sweet spot for their riding that’s short of a full-on gravel bike
Six items guaranteed to elevate your family’s next outdoor adventure
These seven destinations are the perfect summer base camps, with plenty of adventure on and off the water
Forget waking up at dawn to save your spot or navigating through crowds on Main Street. These coastal destinations are all about empty stretches of sand, activities for everyone, and ocean-view rooms that don’t break the bank.
It’ll take some miles to reach these eight remote, high-elevation lakes, but what better way to cap off a strenuous trek than diving into cool, crystal-clear water?
In coastal Mexico, a group of conservationists are trying to convince fishermen to adopt a new way of life
Indiana Dunes National Park is an adventure gem for urban midwesterners all year long, but particularly in summer, when Lake Michigan almost appears tropical
There’s a lot to know before parking your van or pitching a tent on public lands. Here’s how to do it right.
Photographer James Barkman has been living in his 1976 VW Westfalia van for seven years. The lessons he’s learned can help you on your long-weekend road trip, too.
Two versatile, go-anywhere dresses that are practical before all else
These pieces have been in heavy rotation for years
Sleeves still play an important role against the elements, even when it’s hot
An ode to the easy, breezy wardrobe staple
For serious training sessions that end in the ocean, any old bikini won’t do. Here are our favorite specialized sets.
Wes Siler’s detailed walk-through will help you become a more informed buyer
Six accessories to get your entire crew on the water
Stay healthy by protecting yourself from the sun
When it comes to summer spins, a light, breathable kit can make all the difference
Your hydration needs are as unique as your training schedule. Here are four picks for every kind of run.
A surfer takes solace in the dark before the dawn
Writer Susan Casey will never forget the moment she came face to face with the most feared animal in the ocean
It took me months of cold, scary failure to learn how to roll my boat in the open ocean. The effort taught me that barriers to outdoor proficiency, no matter how daunting, can be overcome if you don’t give up.
During a hot and lonely summer, I grabbed my tools and created an outdoor watering hole to entertain friends—at a safe distance, of course! This may be the best idea I’ve ever had.
This month, Roger Deakin’s cult-favorite book about swimming the waters of Britain will be published in the U.S. for the first time. In her introduction to the new edition, writer Bonnie Tsui reflects on what she’s learned from it over the years.
In an excerpt from her new book 'Why We Swim,' Bonnie Tsui explores the ways that immersion can radically shift our perspective
How Susan Orlean reported the classic Outside story about the surf girls of Maui
During her college break, the author went all in on solitude—living alone on a Down East island and working for one of the area’s few female skippers. Luna Soley reflects on a time of loneliness, hard work, and natural beauty.