There are those moments when you think: maybe I’m no smarter than a trash panda. This is one of them.
Meet an amazing man who has dedicated his entire adult life to stone skipping, sacrificing everything to produce world-record throws that defy the laws of physics. To hear him tell it, he has no choice.
People say farmers aren’t supposed to get emotionally attached to livestock. Uh-huh. When fate sent our writer two newborn sheep with life-threatening birth defects, that kind of thinking was banished from the barn.
Durable outdoor cooking utensil? Yes. But to me, this century-old Griswold also symbolizes much more.
The legendary chef runs restaurants on three continents and has perfected the art of cooking over an open flame. We joined him in Patagonia to ask: What’s next?
We asked a bunch of great writers to bear down, focus, and tell us what makes them giddiest in the outdoors. Join them as they celebrate everything from diving off rocks to adventure flirting to … shivering in a bed between cold sheets? (Hey, don’t judge.) Plus: five scientifically proven ways to up the fun and improve your health.
I’m on a quest to learn to love the body I’m in but afraid to push my limits outside
Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.
Want your children to have a deeper relationship with nature than you do? So did this writer. She found an entry point in Tinkergarten.
Outside’s ethics guru on why it’s not the nudity that’s offensive
Ivy Le’s wildy funny take on adventure entertainment might just shift the conversation on who belongs in the outdoors
For decades, Deep Springs College in California resisted the push to go coed. But even though women are now allowed to attend, it still holds on to the past.
Over the past few years, McCastle has completed 5,804 pull-ups in a single day, pulled a 5,000-pound truck across the Mojave Desert, and climbed a rope the equivalent height of Mount Everest. How on earth has this Navy SEAL dropout accomplished some of the craziest physical feats in recent memory?
The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby
Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever
The pandemic forced schools to teach outside. Many teachers, parents, and kids want to keep it that way.
Our senior editor’s foray into woodworking got off to a rough start
Can I cut switchbacks? What about smoking on the trail? And what do I do with all those rocks?
Your family’s next adventure begins when the sun goes down
What we learn from getting way, way outside our comfort zones
Master the shakedown for a smoother trek
Elevate your next outdoor sleepover with these genius tricks
We asked movers and shakers in different corners of the outdoor world about what people can do to make certain spaces and sports more welcoming for all
Need to add knot-tying skills to your life but don’t know where to start? Follow along with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.
TikTok star Alexis Nikole Nelson says you don't have to live near the woods to gather your own meal. Here's how to get started.
This expert advice will help you get out of a rut and take your skills to a new level
Many students would rather be outside than stuck on Zoom all day—and most programs can't keep up with the surge in demand
Two friends abandoned promising careers to pursue a bold adventure. It went terribly wrong—but also right.
Two years ago, Latria Graham wrote an essay about the challenges of being Black in the outdoors. Countless readers reached out to her, asking for advice on how to stay safe in places where nonwhite people aren’t always welcome. She didn't write back, because she had no idea what to say. In the aftermath of a revolutionary spring and summer, she responds.
Creating a shelter in nature is fun, encourages creativity, and offers an emotional refuge from the pandemic
After a two-decade hiatus, the 'world's toughest race' returns at just the right moment—this time with Bear Grylls
It's easy, fun, and shockingly good. Let's all start screaming now.
These spooky tales will make you feel like you're out in the backwoods—almost
The most meaningful adventures are the ones where everything goes wrong. Right?
The military's toughest training challenges have a lot in common with outdoor sufferfests like the Barkley Marathons and the Leadville Trail 100: you have to be fit and motivated to make the starting line, but your mind and spirit are what carry you to the end. A Ranger graduate breaks down an ordeal that shapes some of the nation's finest soldiers.
As we confront the reality of COVID-19, the idea of living self-sufficiently in the woods, far from crowds and grocery stores, doesn't sound so bad. Lynx Vilden has been doing just that for decades, while teaching others how to live primitively, too.
When the Discovery Channel invited me to audition for its popular survival-challenge reality show, I knew it was going to be rough. What followed was one of the most intense experiences of my life.
Why a lifelong outdoor adventurer couldn't resist the siren song of fairways and greens