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

BASE-jumping pioneer Jeb Corliss is one of the original madmen, a fiend for the extreme who has miraculously survived multiple crash landings in a sport that rarely allows second chances. Now, at 44, with a self-diagnosed psychological disorder, he's embarking on his most fraught journey yet: into the depths of his own mind.

He survived multiple crash landings that should have killed him. But as Corliss sees it, risking everything was the only way to live.

Wilderness pros are trained to deal with physical injuries, but what about the psychological trauma that can result while on an expedition, from fear and stress, or from watching someone die in a fall, an avalanche, or whitewater? Australian psychologist and mountaineer Kate Baecher created a training program to equip guides and athletes with a tool kit to handle the worst mental distress we encounter when we're far from help.

In this new alien invasion comedy, a relaxing vacation in the woods takes an unexpected turn

Kyle Burgess was on a trail run when he came upon a protective mama mountain lion. Using his phone, he filmed her as she escorted him away from her cubs for six terrifying minutes. He had no idea he’d just shot internet gold.

What to do when you're on an outdoor adventure and disaster strikes

Wim Hof's teachings about breath work and the health benefits of cold plunges have attracted millions of followers who swear it has cured everything from depression to diabetes and makes them happier and stronger. Our writer traveled to Iceland (naturally) for a deep dive with the man and his methods.

When your life depends on it, it had better work

It's one of the most astonishing survival stories we’ve ever heard—and it might even be true

In an excerpt from 'The Cold Vanish,' a new book about people who disappear in the wild, Outside contributor Jon Billman looks at the rare, tragic case of a fat-tire rider who couldn't be found

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

Spanish-speaking guides call the drug "levanta muertos" for the way it "brings life to a dead person"

On a solo expedition in the Himalayas, whitewater paddler Nouria Newman nearly drowned—then found her purpose

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

This spring, photographer Kiliii Yuyan gathered his camera equipment and, practicing social-distancing guidelines, explored the West Coast to find out how it's been faring in the age of COVID-19

Filmmaker Eric Hanson describes a harrowing account of how serious flash floods can be

Gina Rae La Cerva's 'Feasting Wild' is a delightful culinary travel book. It's also an adjustment to the way we think about what that buzzword actually means

Homesteaders were ready for this. Here's how to kick your self-sufficiency skills into high gear.

A deeply personal story of one rider’s painful saga—and what we can all learn from it

Rugged, high-clearance, all-wheel-drive vehicles are great for getting out there—but at what cost to cyclists and pedestrians?

I was biking home when you barreled into me with your car and left me to die

Being involved in a crash with a driver while on a bike or on foot is bad enough, but the trouble doesn’t always stop when you get yourself to safety. Navigating the justice and insurance systems afterward can also be an ordeal.

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

When it's highly diluted to clear water of pathogens, it could save your life

Wouldn't it be great if there was a technique that would allow us to vanquish fear and beat back stress? 

In his new book, 'The Wedge,' bestselling author Scott Carney travels the world to investigate the surprisingly effective methods humans have developed to rewire our brains and control our response to stress. And it all starts with taming fear.

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.

A crew of daring twentysomethings had a half-baked plan to canoe through the jungle. Not surprisingly, they ran into all sorts of trouble.

Last December, around 100 tourists set out for New Zealand's Whakaari/White Island, where an active volcano has attracted hundreds of thousands of vacationers since the early 1990s. It was supposed to be a routine six-hour tour, including the highlight: a quick hike into the island's otherworldly caldera. Then the volcano exploded. What happened next reveals troubling questions about the risks we're willing to take when lives hang in the balance.

A slab of snow fell and trapped her in a streambed in a place where few skiers dared to go

In Oregon's Clackamas County, a fight between a sheriff and an elite search and rescue unit reveals how local politics can collide with recreational safety for residents and visitors alike

MSR's $40 Home Emergency Water Filter is the easiest way to guarantee clean drinking water

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.

America's patchwork laws on big-cat ownership create all kinds of problems—like when people let their dangerous kitties go free

The hardest thing for Blair Braverman wasn't being naked on national television—it was the fact that people thought it was fake

Here are the tools Blair Braverman prepared for her time on 'Naked and Afraid'

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.

Yes, it's serious, and it's time to start taking some practical precautions

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