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Snow Camping Basics

Camping in the snow can be a little intimidating, but with a little preparation and a few pro tips, a winter’s night outside may be your new favorite adventure. Kyle Miller provides 8 tip for snow camping basics to enjoy winter’s beauty.

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Mike Libecki’s Advice for Adventure

I’ve been on more than 65 expeditions and over 20 of them have been solo missions. I’ve learned that when I’m climbing and adventuring many days and miles in the backcountry where a rescue may not be an option, preparation…

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Five Not So Basic Backpacking Tips

There’s no better feeling than packing all the supplies you’ll need for the next few days onto your back, carrying it with you through forests, over mountains and alongside rushing rivers, and camping in an area that’s truly off the…

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Taking Kids Into the Backcountry

As outdoor natives, we spurn anything that keeps us from getting outside. Work. Injuries. Weather. Deadlines. The flu. Societal norms. However, not all of these are doomed to be obstructions to your adventures. A finger injury while climbing can lead…

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Hinterland

The gravel crunches underneath the wheels as your car glides into a parking spot. You throw the car into park and scramble out the driver side door, taking a deep breath of fresh air. As you begin pulling gear out…

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The Search for Coastal Wolves

I looked out the window of our float plane, hovering low above the island and squinted my eye through the camera viewfinder for any sign of wolves trotting along the beach. It would be a rare sight with the noise…

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Glamping in the Backcountry

Deep in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico lies a hidden, magical island, seventy miles off the coast of Key West. Each day a “ferry Godmother,” or rather a ferry boat, transports almost 200 guests to Dry Tortugas National…

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How to Stay Fresh and Clean in the Backcountry

Though only 5 p.m., the forest was dark and snow fell heavily. The eight of us (three wilderness therapy guides, plus five participants) huddled around a fire beneath a tarp staked down with snowshoes—our wet and cold bodies packed onto…

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5 Tips to Make the Most of the Backcountry

I didn’t come out here to rough it, the city is rough enough. We’ve all heard the phrase “roughing it” before. This simple string of words is most commonly applied to pursuits that involve heading into the backcountry. Where did…

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