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8 Common Mistakes Made While Backcountry Skiing

8 Common Mistakes Made While Backcountry Skiing

The allure of the Backcountry continues to draw an ever increasing group of people into a lifestyle that gets you into great shape, frees your mind of distractions, and grants access to an unbelievable experience

YogaSlackers Competing in India Rickshaw Run

If you haven’t been able to tell, we’re really into people who go on wild adventures. We like them even more if they’re doing it for a good cause. The YogaSlackers happen to be doing just that – they’re racing through India in what are basically souped up three-wheeled lawnmowers. [...]

5 Places to Deep Water Solo

5 Places to Deep Water Solo

The climber’s fingers slip on the small ledge. She desperately searches for the next hold, but the rock is blank, her arms quiveringly tired. No rope secures her to the wall – besides a chalk bag

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 Troubled Tenure of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

The Troubled Tenure of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

On Dec. 27, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson stepped down after nearly four years in office. “I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction,” she said in

5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Swiss Army Knife

5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Swiss Army Knife

Unless you don’t have any uncles and have never ventured outdoors, chances are you’ve owned at least one Swiss Army knife. These versatile tools have been utilized for more than 125 years, and today hold

Polar Explorer Attempting Denali Climb In January

Polar Explorer Attempting Denali Climb In January

At 20,320 feet in height, Denali (also known as Mt. Mckinley) is the tallest mountain in all of North America and a popular destination for mountaineers training for Everest or hoping to bag the Seven Summit. The traditional climbing season begins in May and runs through June,

Outdoor Recreation: America’s Overlooked Economic Giant

Outdoor Recreation: America’s Overlooked Economic Giant

Outdoor recreation has long been an integral makeup of our national identity, but if you ask most Americans to list the top industries in the U.S., you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who

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