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If you get lost or injured in the woods these days, aid might come from above—in the form of small-propeller drones that are revolutionizing SAR and saving lives

Introducing a new essay contest for Outside readers

A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada

After an American Army captain came home traumatized from the war, he lost his ability to love. It took the wilderness to reopen his heart.

For elite mountain athlete Hillary Allen, a near deadly fall was the start of a long, winding journey to find a new source of strength and purpose

Lyme-carrying ticks are a bigger threat than ever. A promising new antibody treatment looks to stop infection—even after a tick bite.

To live in the small town of Haines, Alaska, is to live with bears, with roughly one brown bear for every nine human residents. Last winter, a local snowboarder woke a hibernating brown bear in the backcountry and was severely injured, furthering tensions between food-stressed bears and anxious local residents. But in most encounters, it’s the bear that ends up dead, prompting the question of what it means to coexist.

Kyle Dickman had spent his life chasing adventure. But after nearly dying from a snake bite, he saw menacing risks everywhere he went.

Bus 142 spent 60 years sitting in the Alaskan backcountry and saw thousands of visitors before it ended up at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks. Now a team of conservators, students, and volunteers face the challenge ahead.

Grizzly and black bears have killed five people in North America over the last five months. Is this cause for concern?

Phillip Dwight Morgan became obsessed with the hit History Channel series during quarantine. It inspired him to dive into survivalism and gave him skills to navigate an unprecedented year.

That shiny sheet of plastic you have wadded up at the bottom of your daypack can help you stay alive. Will it help you stay comfortable? That’s a different story.

Despite warnings, rules, and common sense, tourists in Yellowstone keep approaching bears and bison.

From ‘Naked and Afraid’ to ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls,’ these are our picks for the most riveting adventure series on TV

To really understand the outer limits of dehydration, you need to listen to the remarkable story of Pablo Valencia

The remarkable survival story of Claire Nelson, whose solo hike in the desert turned into a desperate fight for her life

In September 2017, Outside published a feature about the ‘Berserk,’ a ship that went missing in 2011 off the coast of Antarctica with three men aboard. The expedition leader, Jarle Andhoy, disagreed with the story we published, which contained some factual errors, and with our portrayal of the lost men of the ‘Berserk.’ He also believed that the story left out crucial information about the days before the ship’s disappearance. Outside editor in chief Christopher Keyes interviewed Andhoy and his lawyer, Gunnar Nerdrum Aagaard, to better understand new details the two have gathered, which may help explain what happened to the men on board.

Digging deep with journalist Daniel Barbarisi, whose new account reveals the very real danger of the chase

A tragedy forced Savannah Cummins to come to terms with the fact that doing what she loves means putting lives in danger

Sometimes the biggest threat in the wilderness is another human

Cyclist and explorer Kate Leeming ventures across Namibia's Skeleton Coast in this series

When Joe Stone crashed his paraglider into a mountain, his days as an athlete were supposed to be finished. But Joe had other plans.

Investigators, family, and friends are still trying to close the case of Paul Fugate, a naturalist at Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument who vanished without a trace in 1980. What keeps them motivated to stick with a mystery that may be unsolvable?

Wes Siler explains why absolutely everyone should keep one of these $40 MSR Home Emergency water filters around

All too often, we tell ourselves that being scared is just part of an adventure. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

What happens if a natural disaster strikes and you’re away from home?

A new book by the acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis looks at human attempts to save other species from extinction, from John Muir to the World Wildlife Fund

Planning a trip to or through a place with unreliable utilities? Plan for a blackout.

Vaccines are rolling out with increasing speed, but we’ll also need effective treatments, because new coronavirus cases will be a worldwide reality for years to come. Enter Jacob Glanville, a maverick San Francisco immunologist who believes he’s found an unparalleled path to healing.

An avalanche is every backcountry adventurer’s worst nightmare. Know what to do with your beacon in case the worst happens.

When an avalanche killed Caroline Gleich’s brother, it didn’t end her pro skiing dreams. But it did change her approach to the mountains.

The desperate race to save a skier who disappeared under an avalanche

Sometimes our darkest moments create the best kind of magic

Ten years ago, heli-ski guide Erin Tierney survived a helicopter crash and began a relentless journey of healing and recovery. Battling injuries invisible to the naked eye, she fought to reframe and regain her hold on the life she loved.

When a massive swell surprised author William Finnegan, he was left with only one option: paddle for his life

What does it take to get through the worst-case scenario? A very special combination of physical and mental strength.

These eight titles will keep your wanderlust fired up for when it's safe to travel again

The Selk'bag is here to help you survive a pandemic winter

How Spain's Natxo González prepares his body and mind to tackle the biggest swell on earth

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