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The trick to making it look easy is a heck of a lot of hard work

Wouldn’t you like to get away? To a place where you can be pampered and just relax? Of course you wouldn’t.

For this Tough Love, by popular request, we're doing something a little different: a semi-noncapitalist gift guide

Because sometimes during the holidays you'd rather be skiing, even if you don't want to say it out loud

And don't let anyone make you believe differently

If you have great people in your life, tell them now rather than later

Everybody has a few one-liners that always crop up in their head when they’re out hiking, skiing, climbing, and/or having a good time or bad time outside.

Hate craft beer? Dogs? Urinary tract infections? We have answers to some of the most pressing outdoors issues.

Because it’s good to stay safe and happy out there

Meet Gregory Crichlow, the man fixing bikes for underserved communities in Denver

It's no more dangerous than being a woman anywhere else in society. In fact, it may be safer.

Did you hear that? What was that? Some possibilities:

Advice for taking a really, really long hike with your significant other

Sometimes people are looking for more than a good belay

In the end, what it comes down to is this: Choosing to have wonder in your life, or not

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 speedy, risk-averse to reckless.

And the very important lessons we can learn from them

The most ground-breaking invention ever

Outside's love guide answers your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss an argument on peeing, canoe custody after a breakup, and getting outside when depressed.

Or anyone who's run farther than is reasonably fun

The key to a successful adventure can be as simple as showing up

Outside's love guide answers your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss dating as an outdoorsy high schooler and dealing with sensitive men.

The definitive guide to being the definitive expert in any situation

He's not just the greatest climber on the planet—he may be the greatest person, period

Outside's love guide answers your most pressing questions about dating, break-ups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss significant others who are scared of insects and intimacy.

Outside's love guide answers your most pressing questions about dating, break-ups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss dating Instagram influencers and what to do when your significant other plans a great trip—but doesn't want you to come along.

Outside's love guide is here and answering your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss dating as a climber and how to handle breakups when there's a dog in the mix.

Outside's love guide is here and answering your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss the power of vulnerability.

Outside's love guide is here—and answering your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today we discuss the marital pains of canned sardines, camp-friendly alternatives to engagement rings, and dating in a van.

Outside's love guide is here—and answering your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss being unable to hang on a running date and when it's okay to snot-rocket in front of your beloved.

We sent our intrepid writer—a transplant from New York City—to look for love in America’s most outdoorsy town

Outside's love guide is here—and answering your most pressing questions about dating, break-ups, and everything in between. Today, we look at a gear-obsessed boyfriend, staying safe as a queer person while camping, and cheesy outdoor proposals.

Couples who ski together stay together, right? But even if neither of you will ever click into a pair of bindings, you can learn from these eight dating tips.

Ever wonder where terms like "gnarly" and "steazy" come from? So did we.

Our writer went searching for love on skis and rejected just two snowboarders in the process

Our hard-earned lessons (clean up the van before a first date) and the advice we still stand by (sex in a portaledge—great idea!)

Climber turned photographer Sagar Gondalia has carved out his own warm, fuzzy niche in the world of paid portraiture

Valentine's Day is coming, so we put together a list of gifts that will help you truly enjoy spending the night outside

We witnessed sad sharks, baby bison in danger, and more puffins than any one person deserves to see in a day—and we've determined which streams you should watch.

From meetings facilitated by Conrad Anker to moving into the van together

There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times. Denali is the story of photographer Ben Moon and his beloved dog, Denali. A collaboration between director Ben Knight, producer Ben Moon and…

Most of us shower daily to stay clean. But from a scientific standpoint, our modern hygiene habits are overrated.

New research suggests your pet really loves you, just not necessarily in the way you think.

So you’ve promised your significant other you’ll do something romantic this weekend. Trouble is, you still haven’t planned anything. But don’t worry: there’s a way to turn a regular walk in the woods into an amorous getaway. Just grab your favorite daypack, fill it with these five items, and pay…

Grappling with social cues in a foreign country

Recent nuclear power plant leaks haven't been as extreme as, say, Chernobyl, but they're still scary. So when should you keep calm and when should you run for the hills?

No kidding around here. This goat has eight legs.

Humans have noted the phenomenon of avian migration for several thousand years and produced some misguided explanations for a bird's return home come spring—Aristotle hypothesized that redstarts mysteriously transmogrified into robins for the winter, then back again—but only in the past decades have we begun to grasp just how birds manage such a feat.

Recent news of a rogue otter devouring an alligator in Florida has us wondering: Just how dangerous are these river weasels?

A proper randy romp in the backcountry takes preparation.

In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry packing high voltage, you’ll want to know a few things about America’s misunderstood lion.

If you're looking for a dog who can keep up with you, start here

If triple-digit temps are common where you live, making sure you choose the right dog for your climate is key to having a happy pooch.

One minute, you're checking a yardage marker for your buddy, and the next, you're being eaten by a golf course

Each year, the American Kennel Club (AKC) takes a look at their registration statistics to see which types of dogs Americans love best. Their list of most popular dogs in the U.S. for 2012 contained few surprises, with popular breeds like the Poodle and Beagle remaining favorites. But there was one telling pattern: “Bigger breeds are making their move,” said Lisa Peterson, a spokesperson for the AKC. The sturdy and family-friendly Bulldog, Golden Retriever, and Rottweiler moved up in the list this year, showing that many Americans are starting to see big breeds as “more dog to love.” Read on to see which breeds made the list—and which dog claimed the title of America’s most popular.

We bet you've never heard of some of these dog breeds

For the past three years, we’ve been inundated with answers to a simple question via Facebook: “What are you doing outside this weekend?” Behold: your most, er, innovative itineraries.

What does Walter Hagen have in common with a group of novices, swinging golf clubs through downtown Portland? More than you might think.

Following up on Donald Katz's "The King of the Ferret Leggers"

My friend, Lauren, likes to call cyclists “total DBags,” and though a big part of my life revolves around cycling I'm generally inclined to agree with her. Lauren's quibble—partly affectionate, deathly serious—isn't with biking, per se: she rides plenty, and her partner is not only blazing fast on a bike…

Your urgent inquiries about the world. Answered.

They met in Alaska and became the ultimate adventure couple, biking and hiking and skiing their way to lifelong commitment. Then the kids and careers arrived, and the passion started leaking like oil from his bro truck. (Don't get her started on that.) Can a hardcore backpacking trip stand in for couples therapy? The author drags her husband into the Colorado wilderness to find out.

Your urgent inquiries about the world. Answered.

Police officers raiding a marijuana farm in British Columbia last week were astonished last when they discovered ten bears guarding the property, the BBC reports. The bears loped into view as the five officers approached. …

Q. What is the most powerful species? Wild File Salmon A. You mean like whether a wolverine could take down Nancy Pelosi? Yawn. Today's power animals are the ones bringing in dollars or holding up development. “Endangered species have this ability to crystallize, amplify, and resolve long-standing problems,” says Center…

Q. What is “dead pool?” A. Trouble, that's what. Dead pool is the level at which water can no longer be released from a reservoir. Take Lake Powell, on the Colorado River. Glen Canyon Dam's lowest turbines sit 210 feet below “full pool,” which is when the bathtub is…

Chilling reduces the taste of alcohol and brings out sweetness. All 80-proof spirits start to freeze at around minus 10 Fahrenheit, but, warns Dave Arnold, director of culinary technology at the French Culinary Institute, in New York, trying to imbibe anything colder than minus 4 will burn your tongue. Arnold…

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is experimenting with electric mats to deter bears from outdoor freezers and dumpsters, the Aspen Times reports. The mat emits 600 volts, but does little harm to the animal because of its low amp. It doesn't present a…

She rips like Julia Mancuso. You ski blue runs. So is the relationship doomed? Dr. Eric weighs in on “Skills Deficit Syndrome” and other perils of extreme love.

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The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!

The Wild File: Outdoor Questions AnsweredSUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR THE WILD FILE HERE: wildfile@outsidemag.comIf we use your question in an upcoming issue of Outside, you'll receive a free one-year subscription!