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So-called "flush drownings" lack an obvious cause like getting trapped underwater. Researchers now believe water temperature is a key factor.

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

This film will leave you seeking out your next adventure—and it just might be on the shores of Hawaii

Taking a tiny human floating seems intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be

Peter Heller’s latest novel puts two college friends in a canoe on Canada's Maskwa River, paddling toward a struggle against nature and other humans

Say what you will about the movie itself, but Sandra Bullock's character has apocalypse-wear nailed down

A rare convergence of events turned a wildfire in the Boundary Waters into a massive burn. Two campers were right in its path.

The Passage, from Day’s Edge Productions, is a story about a family’s quest to canoe the entirety of the inside passage.

With a hydration sleeve, clamshell zipper pocket, and rescue-compatible features, this is the future of PFDs

This may just replace the century-old portage pack

An Outside investigation of sexual harassment in outdoor workplaces, where unwanted advances, discrimination, and assault are a frequent and destructive occurrence for far too many women

With only a few inches of the boat above water Jimmy Carter and his mentor Claude Terry, co-founder of American Rivers, completed the first tandem canoe descent of Bull's Sluice rapid.

This film underscores the connection between the human spirit and paddling canoes.

A beautiful canoe that handles as well as it looks.

After many years of travel together, Jim Slinger and Andrew Tip Taylor revisit The Noatak River after a 35-year hiatus.

The comedian, actor, and author of the new woodworking book 'Good Clean Fun' talks about one of his favorite projects—a canoe paddle

A three-day, 33-mile canoe float through Boquillas Canyon, the farthest-flung and mellowest route in the park

The 21-year-old stumbled on photography just a few years ago through his mom’s 1990’s DSLR. Since then, he’s developed a speciality in capturing simplistic, outdoor scenes around much of the American South.

Record low snowpack in the Golden State means lower streams and, sadly, fewer opportunities to fish and paddle.

Paddling through Minnesota’s springtime ice break-up is nuts. What is Will Steger thinking?

Sanborn Canoe's paddles are so pretty, we almost don't want to get them wet.

A portable sound system built for the demands of the outdoors

Some plan trips in advance; others let the current carry them. For Amy Ragsdale, traveling with risk takers like herself has helped her trust the process of exploring without a full map, rather than fight it.

Three plane fuselages in a Montana river might seem like a problem, but there’s more to the accident than meets the eye.

Enjoyable family trips require positive attitudes, not five-star hotels.

The Ignite DriDown offers water-resistant down filling at a great price

Whitewater on Maine's Kennebec River, single-track in Vermont—these are the Northeast's best-kept adventure secrets

From paddling to biking to hiking, here are the top spots from Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territories

What's the best way to keep gear dry when rafting or kayaking?

I'm planning a late spring or early summer canoe trip in southern Ontario and I need a new personal flotation device. The trip involves several portages per day, and the trip will take a week, so my new PFD needs to be light and comfortable. What should I get?

From hidden fishing rivers in Chile to mountain biking in Whistler, our guide shows you where to go and the gear you'll need to take your adventures to the next level.

The best gear for fly-fishing fanatics, from quick-drying water shoes to a handmade paddle.

You're ready to act on those good intentions, but how do you know the organizations you're backing deserve your trust? Here are the 30 best—smartly managed groups with transparent financials, efficient spending, and track records of on-the-ground success.

Each fall, in the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert in West Texas, a little-known miracle transforms one of America's most iconic—and tragically dammed—waterways. Revived by diamond-clear spring-fed creeks, the mighty Pecos River is reborn, creating a 60-mile stretch of wild and secret Class III whitewater. And did I mention we had it all to ourselves?

During the Great Flood of 2011, the Mississippi was an unleashed monster, with deadly currents and a flow rate that could fill the Superdome in less than a minute. Defying government orders, Delta native W. Hodding Carter and two wet-ass pals canoed 300 miles from Memphis to Vicksburg—surfing the crest, watching wildlife cope with the rising tide and assessing 75 years of levee building.

Turns out you can get there from here

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

They climbed the biggest walls, descended the longest rivers, and sailed the highest seas. And they went farther and faster under their own power than anyone else in 2010. Chosen for their ambition, their attitude, and their audacious lines, these are Outside's inaugural adventurers of the year.

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