How old does a child need to be when you give them their first knife? The answer assumes you know how old they are in the first place.

A new travel book offers an inspiring reminder of possibilities at a moment when we really need it

As any child will tell you, smartwatches are one of the most popular items on holiday lists this year. Be careful what they wish for.

Pull your van or RV into the cheapest slopeside lodging you can find: an overnight parking space

Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.

The pandemic has robbed kids of vital socialization with friends—and put even more emphasis on the importance of spending time with them in nature. But what happens when your child is a nonstop yakker on the trail?

This side-by-side will get you up the gnarliest roads on the planet, and it's scream-out-loud fun to drive

How young is too young for risk? During an Idaho river adventure that included her seven-year-old, Tracy Ross faced this question in the most harrowing way imaginable.

Adventure photographer Chris Burkard's 'Unnur' is a gorgeous meditation on one Icelandic father's plan to raise his daughter (way, way) off the grid

Maximize your child’s winter fun this season

It’s the perfect wilderness vehicle for children who are too small to get far on their own but too heavy to carry

Bouldering psychotherapy is gaining traction because the sport is unique in its easy access and ability to draw out emotions

Given that most of us have stayed put for the past few months, the Outside staff came up with some exciting ways to make the most of being on the home front. Puppy, anyone?

Forget working from home. Here's everything you need to stay connected from your vehicle or a trailhead.

Researchers have identified an alarming lack of books about Black children in nature. Diversifying your bookshelf can help kids find themselves in literature—and the outdoors.

With at-home schooling the norm in many areas, we put together a P.E. plan for a full semester of fun and creative movement

It's all about making sure they have fun on the trail

From going big on snacks to active pit stops, here's everything you need to know before taking a long road trip with the whole family

Essential items from five full-time road-trippers

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

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.

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