Healthy Living

To Take or Not to Take: The Wilderness EMT

To Take or Not to Take: The Wilderness EMT

Last winter I went through a rigorous, month long Wilderness EMT course, passed the national registry exam, and earned the title of NRMET-B: nationally registered EMT Basic. For the past year, I’ve been bombarded with questions

Five Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Five Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Now, not everyone was a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout, but the amount of people that are in their mid-30s and that have been camping for years with almost no knowledge of knots consistently astounds me.

The 10 Steps of Avalanche Rescue

The 10 Steps of Avalanche Rescue

If there is one thing that you can learn in the mountains, it is to respect their power. But even the most prepared parties can be caught off-guard,

How to Care for Your Hydration Bladder

How to Care for Your Hydration Bladder

If you’ve owned a water bladder long enough you know how awesome they are for hands-free hydration.  I find I drink 3 times as much water when I’m using a bladder rather than a

Buildering

Buildering

There’s something a perverse about buildering, the sport of climbing buildings, that makes it akin to bike polo or urban skiing: taking a sport normally performed in nature and translating it into an urban environment.

Rock Climbing Dictionary: Key Words and Terms

Rock Climbing Dictionary: Key Words and Terms

Everyone has to start somewhere.  But sometimes when you are beginning your rock climbing career, you might be lost in the lingo that is much different from any other lingo that you have heard.

3 Mountains for Beginning Mountaineers

3 Mountains for Beginning Mountaineers

As much as we’d like to climb the hardest mountains from the first moments we strap on our crampons, the novices of the sport must put in their time before they get good.

The Holiday Ale Hall of Fame

The Holiday Ale Hall of Fame

Beer enthusiasts rejoice as breweries across the country unveil their latest seasonal concoctions. Here are our choices for the best of the best in winter brews, from critically acclaimed imports to homegrown classics

All the Times MacGyver Used a SAK

All the Times MacGyver Used a SAK

A SAK, some duck tape, maybe a paperclip and all of sudden, MacGyver has a fully functional plane in his possession. MacGyver may have been the ultimate sensei when it came to SAK uses and surprisingly enough, he even showed us a few creative ways to use the trusty tool-filled [...]

How to Drive Like a Local

How to Drive Like a Local

Whether you’re going ice climbing, snowshoeing, skating, or skiing, you’re going to have to drive to your destination.  Don’t ruin your trip before you even get where you’re going.  You may