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How to make a campfire

Learn how to make a campfire for staying warm, cooking food, or simply staring into.

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Techniques for rigging tarps and shelters

Pitching a tensioned shelter or tarp is not nearly as simple as erecting a freestanding tent. These wilderness skills will help you tighten up any pitch.

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Tarp camping basics

Beside lightening one’s pack, a tarp offers the savvy outdoorsman a range of benefits. Learn all you need to know before getting into tarp camping.

Tarp in wind shed configuration

8 Ways to rig a flat tarp

With these eight tarp configurations, you can ensure a dry and protective pitch in a variety of weather conditions.

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How to use a map and compass

Orienteering is an essential skill for any outdoorsman and can help get you out of a scrap when technology fails you.

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Scrambling 101

Steeper than a hike but not as difficult as a rock climb, scrambles can be tackled with a little know-how and gear your probably already own.

survival kit

Survival kit essentials

To be practical, a survival kit has to contain the bare essentials while being light enough and compact enough to carry on almost any backcountry adventure

energy sources for an athlete

How to stay fueled during endurance sports

Endurance athletes can only perform at their best if they replace lost calories and electrolytes. Here we look at how you can keep energy levels topped up.

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How to stay hydrated during endurance sports

Everything an athlete needs to know about H20, electrolytes, and performance hydration.

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12 Signs that you’re a gearhead

If your interest in outdoor gear borders on obsession, you might already suspect that you’re a gearhead. The following 12 signs can confirm your suspicion.

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How to poop in the backcountry

Answering the call of nature doesn’t have to be a hazardous exercise. This article explains how to safely do a number two while adhering to LNT principles.

Puffer Adder

Snake bite treatment and prevention

The chances are you’ll never need to treat a snake bite, but if you do, knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death.

forest campsite

How to choose a campsite

Knowing what to look for in a campsite can mean the difference between a restful sleep and a cold, wet night fraught with angst.

3 brands of sunscreen

What to look for in a sport sunscreen

Everything you need to know about sunscreen and how to choose one that will save your skin.

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The 7 Leave No Trace principles

By educating yourself and helping to further the movement, you can help conserve our wilderness areas and inspire others to do the same.