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From Expedition Overland, 'How We Organize Our Medical Kit' shows the safety supplies these travelers bring on off-road adventures

A self-proclaimed "soft" writer tries to beef up his end-of-world skills during quarantine

COVID-19 is going to limit and slow relief—and increase the importance of personal preparedness

The American Mountain Guides Association published tips on how outdoor professionals can use "psychological first aid" to stay mentally healthy during these challenging times. But the advice is useful for all of us during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Be prepared for every obstacle, and save a ton of money by making your own equipment and learning how to fix your stuff when it breaks in the backcountry

When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack

A wilderness medicine expert and former AT thru-hiker shares her tips for tackling a long-distance backpacking trip

A detailed list of what you need to treat common injuries and ailments

What happens if your pup gets hurt on the trail?

Here's what you need to properly care for your injured pup

Wes Siler shows you how to address a flesh wound

From earthquakes to fires and floods, here are savings on the supplies you need to survive

Stay safe in the wilderness and shave down pack weight with this customizable setup

Safety is the number-one priority when in the backcountry. This kit contains crucial medical supplies like bandages, scissors, and Ibuprofen. …

Go the distance with these nine essentials

From a new baby sleeping bag to an inflatable camera bag, here are the campaigns we're most excited about

Charlie Finlayson was on the ultimate climbing adventure with his dad, David, when a loose boulder forced him to make a daunting rescue

It will serve you well when things go wrong

Like any good piece of gear, you shouldn't have to think about your first-aid kit until you need it

Being exposed to new places is wonderful. Being exposed to new germs is not.

When disaster strikes, this gear will help you make it through

Aislinn Sarnacki, a columnist for the Bangor Daily News in Maine, on her go-to hiking gear

Gear up for summer with Outside editors' wishlist

It's rattlesnake season. Are you going to die?

Yeah, it's been around 136 years for a reason

David Grann’s New Yorker story about a doomed Antarctic adventurer was a spellbinding read. But as he—and Outside—seem to forget, other people had already done what Worsley was trying to pull off.

Never leave home without it, even if you don't think you'll have to use it

Your toes and fingers will thank you

A practical approach to making mass shootings less deadly

Your food will taste better, and you'll stay healthier

The thing is tiny, reliable, and could very well save your ass

Seven tips to enjoy the weekend safely and comfortably

Keep an eye out for these companies making some our favorite new gear

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