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I'm a photographer and cinematographer, and I'm looking for a backpack that can double as a photo bag for hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing. I've found that Lowepro bags are too small. What do you recommend?

Help! I need some advice on what to buy my outdoors-loving girlfriend.

What's the best blender for making juices and smoothies?

My winter boots are showing their age and are no longer waterproof. I would like my new pair to be versatile, but the most important thing is keeping my toes warm. Any recommendations?

Is it better for me to run before lunch or before dinner?

Professional climber and mountain guide Caroline George shares her ice climbing tips

This is my first year snowshoeing. Is there anything specific I should do to get my body ready?

I like quinoa, but I'm not sure how to make it more interesting. Any good recipes?

Now that checking bags costs an arm and a leg, I'm having trouble staying organized on short work trips. Any tips for packing everything I need to work, exercise, and dine out?

I normally do regular bench presses. Should I add incline and decline presses into my workout, and, if so, how often?

It’s dark outside when I go running after work. How can I avoid getting hit by a car?

My pre-climb warm-up feels unstructured. Are there any stretches I can do to be a better climber?

I need to update my gear closet for a weekend backpacking trip in Arizona. I can't afford to spend much, but my husband and I are aiming to hike upward of 15 miles each day and I don't want to be weighed down. Any suggestions?

I've always followed standard workout nutrition guidelines, but will adding caffeine to my routine improve my performance?

Is there a good reason to buy a women’s-specific sleeping bag?

Both fresh and frozen fruits are high in fiber, packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. When you want a healthy grab-and-go snack, opt for fresh fruit. It also makes a great side dish for any meal. The downside is that it can be expensive, and it…

I'm a runner and a breast cancer survivor. What's the best breast-cancer-awareness-branded running gear?

I want to start flintknapping. Where are the best places to learn?

How do professional triathletes negotiate international travel with three sports worth of gear?

1. Not bringing enough water.2. Not bringing electrolyte replacements.3. Not bringing enough water. 4. Hiking during the middle of the day in the summer.5. Thinking that because they are in great shape, they’re acclimated to the heat. Let’s look at some of these: Not bringing…

Good news: Some cotton no longer kills. Like any good gear girl, I’ve avoided wearing cotton for outdoor activities—it’s comfortable, but when it gets wet it tends to stay that way, and wet clothing chaffes, saps body heat, and can induce hypothermia, even in mild conditions. Hence the saying. PolarMax…

My lower back kills me after long bike rides. How can I fix this?

Stress is a major contributor to cravings, especially when you’re trapped in the office all day. As your body reacts to stress, your stress hormones increase. This creates an increase in grehlin, the hormone that stimulates feelings of hunger, which can lead to cravings even when you aren’t hungry. While…

I haven’t run a 10K since high school, but I’d like to get back into running. Can you set me up with a three-month training plan?

I’ve encountered a lot of weather folklore over the years from books and other guides. A few methods are reliable, and others may work depending on what part of the U.S. or world you’re in. Below, I’ve listed some of the signs that I rely on to evaluate weather conditions…

What can I do to stay warm if I have to spend a night in the cold without a sleeping bag?

I'm running a marathon this fall, and I want to bring my toddler with me while I train. What stroller should I buy?

I need a comfortable pair of multi-purpose shorts. What do you recommend?

I have two approaches to cold-weather foods. When I head out on a day hike in the snow-capped mountains, I always bring some Scottish shortbread (check the cookie aisle in the grocery store) and a thermos filled with about 4 cups of hot cocoa and a stick of butter. I’m…

What's the best canoe for a week-long Boundary Waters trip?

Should I use hardwood or softwood for a bow-drill? I've heard different things.

Once you’ve been waylaid by a painful blister or hypothermic toes, you’ll never again settle for a six pack of discount cotton socks. Synthetic socks can literally save a trip. I’ve had success with Dahlgren’s “Dri-Stride” technology, a system that transfers and evaporates moisture through wicking rings and channels. The…

Even though you’re pumping your legs and working hard, you’re in a seated position, which is why many seasoned cyclists look like office workers who spend too much time slumped over at a desk. This riding position causes the muscles on the front of your hips to become tight. Here…

What's the most dangerous animal in the lower 48? How do I protect myself from it?

I have too many helmets—one for mountain biking, one for skiing, and one for skateboarding. Is there any way I can simplify?

The debate over farm-raised versus wild salmon boils down to two issues: healthy fat content and organic contaminants. Farm-raised salmon is known for having higher levels of heart-healthy omega-3s, while wild salmon is praised for having less cancer-causing contaminants. This creates a dilemma between eating salmon that is healthier for…

How can I make a bow and arrows for hunting with materials from the wilderness?

While all athletes need both carbohydrates and protein in their post-workout shake to replenish energy stores and help their muscles recover, triathletes need a higher ratio of carbs to protein to fully replenish their energy from long-distance endurance training. To jumpstart recovery, boost energy, and improve performance, mix up a…

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