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There is a direct correlation between a successful adventure and the amount of food you bring with you

Technology and hyper-anxious parents were destroying one of the last bastions of unfettered childhood long before the pandemic closed camps for the season

Creating a shelter in nature is fun, encourages creativity, and offers an emotional refuge from the pandemic

Beat back summer-vacation boredom with these seven games for the family

These two forms of outdoor recreation were made for each other. Here's how (and why) to combine them.

Wild kids and wilder counselors create the most fun—and learn the lessons that matter most

The climbing prodigy's book, 'How to Solve a Problem,' teaches youth how to approach seemingly impossible challenges

From a $25 grill to a genius s'mores contraption, this gear will take your fire pit nights to the next level

The strangest things happen at summer camp. Which is probably why we love it so much.

Can a lifelong tent pitcher with a penchant for roughing it learn to appreciate high-thread-count sheets and teak-floored showers in the midst of nature? Our editor agreed to suffer in the name of research to find out.

It has great support, a table, and a spot for your favorite beverage

As one of the only inhabitants of an abandoned railway stop in eastern New Mexico, Debra Dawson has been social distancing for decades. Attracted to its history and surrounding landscape, she's found happiness far away from just about everyone.

From ballads inspired by outdoor adventures to neighborhood sing-alongs, the Okee Dokee Brothers' new album makes staying home with kids more fun

On trail running, trespassing, and what your neighbors do or don't owe you

From outdoor games to travel-inspired activities, there's a world of adventure waiting for young ones right in your backyard

Set up a tent, turn off your screens, and enjoy some family bonding—without leaving home

Outdoor enthusiasts' dreams of survival and adventure are often inspired by children's books, but most adventure heroes have traditionally been cis boys. That's changing.

My grandpa served in the Army's tough-as-nails Tenth Mountain Division during World War II. After the war, soldiers from the Tenth pioneered the rambling mountain lifestyle I live today. Every year, I ski to remember him.

What I learned from a bicycle crash when I was seven years old

Although the coronavirus has shuttered schools and events across the country, outdoor spaces can be a healthy outlet for families—but it's important to stay informed and cautious

Like many outdoor sports, cycling struggles with gender equality. In Colorado, a handful of youth organizations are trying to change that.

Our favorite tools for making quick and healthy food

Keep your kid’s waterworks at bay on hikes or backpacking trips with this carrier. In our test of child carriers, the Poco AG Plus was “by far the sturdiest, most durable, and most stable of all the packs I’ve tried,” wrote our tester. At 7.6 pounds, the pack is…

The basketball icon knows that if you want kids to succeed, you need to give them access to bikes and bike lanes

Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure

Patagonia’s bunting is made for the adventurous baby. Our Gear Guy’s daughter, Jojo, loves this one for its warm and cozy 600-fill down. “Jojo even hunts for this bunting, picks it up over her head, and runs around with it, shouting her ‘vaventure!’ rally cry until my wife or…

Cold hands, tired feet, and wet bottoms will ruin your ski day, so investing in quality gear for those areas is worth it

Running with a stroller is all well and good in the milder months, but it takes a little extra planning to pull off in winter

A new study by Outdoor Foundation finds we're playing outside less than we did a decade ago

New York City's least kid-friendly gym and its obsession with a "proper session"

What do you do when your parents' political views directly impact your life?

Italian students will soon be required to learn about global warming. American kids? Not so much.

Almond butter might be a healthier alternative to peanut butter, but it lacks the natural sweetness of its latter. Justin’s solution? Add a bit of honey powder to the mix. We love this pouch which strikes the right balance of protein, fat, and carbs. It goes well on bananas and…

Sunflower seeds are a workhorse snack packed with B vitamins, healthy fats, protein, and magnesium. These single-serve packs of kernels were developed by Olympic skier Jonny Moseley and his wife, who were looking for healthy on-the-go fuel for their active family. The Classic is flavored with pink Himalayan salt and…

Maxine McCormick is already a fly-fishing legend. But how can a 15-year-old make her way through a world dominated by retirees?

Invest in these splurge-worthy gifts for the whole crew

If you and your co-parent have different ideas of what's risky, here's what you need to know

You don't have to spend a fortune to take a ski trip this winter. Here's how to save money while hitting the slopes.

Getting one was, by far, the most powerful personal action I could take for our planet

I got my wife and daughter to love cycling—with a little help from Italy

Proving, once again, that kids don't have to slow you down

The successful businesswomen learned all about entrepreneurship at home on the windswept Aleutian Islands. They had to.

Coziness is good, but a little hardship is way more meaningful

Don't conflate fearlessness with bravery

We tested three models at different prices and found a clear favorite

Pearl Johnson is now the youngest person to ascend the 3,000-foot rock face

Jenny Jurek, a former Patagonia designer, knows a thing or two about how to modify gear for your little ones without spending a fortune

From summer heat to deep snow, here's a practical and affordable list of things you need

As our country has grown more divided, so has the outdoors. But Seeker's Wild is bridging the gap between the two camps who love spending time in nature.

Expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren knocked off first descents of the most remote and dangerous rivers on earth, from the Himalayas to the Sierra. He paddled with an aggro attitude and saw weakness as an unforgivable trait in himself and others. But when a brain tumor started to derail his athletic performance and threaten his life, everything changed.

They won’t always be on their best behavior, but at least they’ll stay warm and dry

Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life.

On a plane ride over the Mountain West, a grieving father retraces his adventurous youth and searches for solace in the rugged landscapes that molded him

Princess Daazhraii Johnson, a creative producer for the PBS series, tells Outside that the show is a "way of saying that it’s OK to be who you are, you should be proud of that."

Outside contributor Shanti Hodges found this tent ideal for family camping with a group of five: “The Tranquility seems like one of the few behemoth tents that one person could set up, making it a rare family option for the single parent,” Hodges wrote. Plus, the rooftop mesh makes…

What we teach our kids about nutrition can impact them for the rest of their lives

As delegates for the UN's Climate Action Summit convene in New York, the real leaders are the young people pushing for climate justice in the streets

Our Gear Guy recommended this running stroller in his roundup of the best gear for road-tripping with children. Folded down, the Revolution Flex goes down to 35-by-10 inches and easily squeezes into an already full car. Jackson especially liked the stroller’s stability and shock-absorbing suspension system.

The Canadian pilot has summited Mount Everest, biked the Arctic, and rowed across the Atlantic

It's not good enough to simply keep one with you while you're on the water. You've got to know how to work it.

The new program, called Kurbo, could encourage dangerous habits for young people

This summer, get your kids off the couch and get swole

Tips from the pros about the importance of communication, being prepared for a breakdown, and taking it slow

Liz "Snorkel" Thomas, an Appalachian Trail record holder, created a 225-mile route through the Big Apple to help bring attention to the city's need for more playgrounds

What to do about a friend who's uptight about splitting expenses and a date who's uptight about bodily functions

We owe it to our children to get them on two wheels

It sounds like a great idea. Churches have high ceilings, are centrally located, and, recently, have been falling vacant. But redesigning them to accommodate climbing routes? Not so easy.

Kickster models built between 2013 and 2019 may have a defect that causes the handlebars to fall off

Copy these overachievers and make the most of your trek to the office

The fine line between holding on and letting go

Outside gear tester Jakob Schiller can’t say enough about the Chandler CNX shoes. These kicks held up against the abuse of both his children as they grew in and out of them. He says, “Even after years of wear, they’re in great shape. I can’t say that about any…

These nine essentials make camp life easier, all under $100

Like the rest of us, Tom Vanderbilt was dreaming of a new kind of vacation. He wanted adventure and a physical challenge, but also a trip that would appeal to his wife and young daughter. The answer: swimming in the open ocean, day after wet, wild day.

Kids need more outdoor playtime, and one national nonprofit is helping provide families with just that