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Need ideas for what to cook out on a hiking trail? There are eight simple meals you can make yourself in the great outdoors with minimal time and effort, according to Backpacker.com. There's the basic mac 'n' cheese dish, with tuna thrown in. And if you…

Heart disease may have run in John Otterbacher's family, but he was determined not to let that stop him from fully living his life. And that meant testing his limits, whether by running marathons or sailing across the Atlantic four times after getting a…

Jack Johnson has just come out with his latest film, and, no, it's not a surf flick. It's Jack Johnson: En Concert, which you can pretty much take literally, although there are a few moments of riding…

American speed-skier Lindsey Vonn was on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien last night. In case you missed it, check out Vonn talking about her chances in the winter Olympics and teasing O'Brien about his own spills on the job. — Lisa Lombardi…

The newest addition to Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records is a ukulele-strumming 23-year-old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who caught her break on YouTube. In 2007, Zee Avi posted videos of herself singing uke-accompanied pop songs. The clips went viral, and Avi, who lived on Borneo until age 12 and started playing…

In the wake of the Caster Semenya gender controversy, the International Olympic Committee is in the process of convening a panel of medical experts to draw up a set of guidelines for future issues surrounding gender ambiguity.  In…

The 2009 list of America's Best Leaders, issued by the U.S. News & World Report, was released today, and includes CEO and environmental leader Yvon Chouinard. Chouinard started the Patagonia outdoors company and co-founded…

Three years ago, May Boeve was another college student discussing global warming at the campus dining hall. But since graduating from Vermont’s Middlebury College in 2007, Boeve has built both a career and a movement. Along with five classmates and author Bill McKibben, Boeve…

By Stephen Regenold Caffeine. Taurine. Glucuronolactone. These are the energizing–and sometimes controversial–ingredients that have fueled untold millions of outdoors and action-sports types since 1996 when a previously unknown blue-and-silver can appeared on shelves in the U.S. market. Red Bull Energy Drink is…

The Daily Dish featured this video today, which has an amazing array of sunglasses, outfits, and ideas. It's part of the Fifty People, One Question series, which has actually been around for a while, but…

The idea of Paddle to Seattle may sound a bit contrived, two dudes build their own kayaks and then paddle the 1200-mile North American Inside Passage from Alaska to Seattle. But from the moment this documentary starts, it's clear that it will not watch as slow as…

Today, October 16th, is World Food Day. It is a day designated for increasing awareness, understanding and year-round action to alleviate hunger. A report released on Wednesday by the United Nations says that the global economic crises has left over 1 billion people malnourished. According to…

Just in case you were out sipping cider and photographing leaves, enjoying the first ski run of the season, or training for a marathon, here are the top ten blogs from October. The Top Ten 1 The Best Gear: Biking Touring 2…

Set to be released this year, the documentary film Paddle to the Amazon is the story of Don Starkell and his two sons Dana and Jeff who set out to make the two-year…

According to Backpacker, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has donated a portion of this month's proceeds from their Pale Ale and Summerfest Lager to the Western Rivers Conservatory, an Oregon based non-profit.  The Company donated a grand…

Warren Miller is celebrating 60 years of cinematic history, and you can join the party by entering daily contests from now through December 1. A prize will be given to the winner each day, and you can score everything from gear to lift tickets…

In his new travelogue, Bicycle Diaries (Viking, $26), celebrated musician/artist/writer David Byrne talks about rethinking cities around the bike—and reveals that one has been his primary mode of transportation for 30 years, both at home and abroad. JEREMY SPENCER picks the brain of the world's coolest bike-commuting advocate.

You probably missed some posts on our site last month while you were enjoying the last days of summer and the first days of fall. We understand. Here's a list of our most popular posts from September. 1 The Gear Junkie: Winter Gear Preview Part 1…

At least 100 players in the NFL are expected to don pink cleats in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, according to the New York Times. Other pink paraphernalia to be worn by players includes sweatbands, towels, and gloves, but the…

Nathan Apffel's surf film, Lost Prophets: Search for the Collective, embraces the original notion of surfing as an escape, a joy, and a way to connect with nature. Slated for release this fall, the movie is a gorgeous array of color, action, and…

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…

It takes more than a good camera to get a good shot. Nowhere is that more true than in adventure photography—a field of photographers snapping with split-second shutter speeds in the least hospitable environments on earth.

We handed disposable cameras to 11 Outside icons for a behind the scenes look into their lives. What did we find out? You'll be surprised.

That trope about photos being worth 1,000 words? Here's where it came from.

From darkroom to desktop.

Like so many seemingly impossible shots you see these days, it's a digital creation—which is bad for photography and even worse for our concept of reality.

By Andrew Zuckerman Bird Chronicle Books, $60, out in October Feathery portraits on white backgrounds look three-dimensional, like museum exhibits or taxidermy. Disturbing and thrilling. Buy Bird .   Buy the Book: The World from My Front Porch Chris Boot, $75 By…

For his new book, Bird, photographer Andrew Zuckerman snapped feathery portraits on white backgrounds to give live animals a three-dimensional look. Buy the Book andrewzuckerman.com…

We sent single-use cameras to 11 of our favorite Outside luminaries and asked them to give us a behind-the-scenes look into their lives. The result? You’ll be surprised. A skier's offseason. A skier's offseason.

How a stealth documentary crew revealed Japan's secret dolphin slaughter.

For six months last year, Canadian Dave Salmoni, 34, a big-cat expert and the host of Animal Planet’s Predator Versus Prey and After the Attack, lived in Namibia among a pride of “last-chance” lions. The cats had been relocated to a private game park after repeatedly harassing humans on unmanaged…

When you're as well traveled as Aaron Eckhart, picking a favorite town isn't easy.

Our man heads to Bavaria to partake of the national pastime.

Robert Kenner’s new documentary FOOD, Inc. opens with a shot of a glowing cornfield and a quaint red farmhouse. Within minutes, headless chicken corpses the color of a sidewalk fill the screen, rolling down a factory assembly line. Shock value is the point here: The film, in wide release this…

I recently took up drinking tea. I was wondering how sustainable drinks like coffee and tea are? How far do they travel before reaching my table? Kevin Portland, Oregon

Or so he claims. The man who launched CBS's Survivor is focusing his cameras on four modern-day explorers as they retrace one of history's greatest expeditions. But with no tribal council or million-dollar prize, will anyone watch?

An enterprising television series on Paul Watson’s ragtag navy has made saving the whales cool again. But can eco-pirates actually save them?

Two new plane-crash memoirs hope to soar into the survival-narrative canon.

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Disney is getting back to its nature-documentary roots—but can the company escape its own legacy?

Stretching the Limits of Fitness Programming

As the wisecracking host of the hit series Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe frolics in mud and trades in gross-out humor. But what started out as a gag has become a movement that's empowering Americans to rediscover our love of hard work—just when we need it most.

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A few weeks before his death, the award-winning photographer spoke to Rob Haggart about heading off to Libya the future of photography.

Greg Mortenson’s 1993 climbing partner on K2 defends the founder of the Central Asia Institute, maintaining that both 60 Minutes and Jon Krakauer presented distorted portraits of the person he knows.

Our official reading list for the bibliophile in chief

A new book tackles the disappearance of famed explorer Percy Fawcett

Can a cult fly-fishing novel about a young man coming of age in the wild blow up on the big screen? It's happened once before

In mid-January, survival expert Bear Grylls began the third season of the Discovery Channel's Man Vs. Wild. The series, which has Grylls parachuting into remote wilderness with limited gear, is best known for scenes in which the guy with the accent eats disgusting things—decaying carcasses, grubs, elephant dung. The special on this season's menu: b

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit snuck onto the roof of the World Trade Center, rigged a tightrope between the Twin Towers, and spent three-quarters of an hour dancing across the 1,350-foot-deep urban abyss. The caper was all but forgotten until last summer, when James Marsh’s documentary Man on Wire…

The Apocalypse is near—and playing at your local multiplex

Senior editor Sam Moulton shows you how to blow fire.

Mace Fleeger shows you how to turn a match into a rocket with just a bit of tin foil.

The latest photography news, product reviews, and advice.

A better way to get to know your favorite wilderness this harvest season: Pick, haul, fish, and forage your way from breakfast to dinner

Think adventure filmmaking sounds glamorous? Then watch THAYER WALKER get schooled on Kilimanjaro.

Sixty seconds. That’s how long it takes you to roll over and go back to sleep—or, with the push of a button on the Jura-Capresso Impressa J5, brew up a perfect cup of espresso to get you into your gear closet and out the door. Before you’ve even registered what…

From showroom cookers to backyard fire pits, choice cuts of beef to slaw-covered brats, perfect margaritas to domestic sixers, it’s summer. Time to move the kitchen outside.

In which we take back the drinking trip from the wine snob. Here's how to mix world-class adventure and tasting, from Kentucky to Japan.

The inexorable rise of mountain-town sushi

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.

Avid game hunter Steven Rinella will eat just about anything. Or so he's told us. So what happens when our extreme gourmand travels across the world to face America's ultimate culinary aversion?

Fifteen of the world's best athletes, explorers, and writers pick their favorite adventure books of the past 35 years.

Down Boy: Q&A with Steven Rinella Though author Steven Rinella wrote the book on weird food (The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine), traveling to Vietnam to sample cooked dog for the October 2007 feature story “Down Boy” totally freaked him out. Rinella talks…

Eleven years after Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild caused a sensation, the family of Christopher McCandless, director Sean Penn, and his all-star cast and crew talk about their quest to bring the fatal journey of "Alexander Supertramp" to the big screen.

Gas grills may get the prime floor space at Home Depot, but for backyard gourmands, nothing beats the warm glow of charcoal

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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!

Napa's knack for producing world-class vintages has spilled across the Left Coast. Raise a toast to five getaways that mix bucolic adventure by day with fine wine by night.

As fall hikes give way to the first powder days of winter, there's a beer for every occasion