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How to sleep comfortably while wild camping

Learn how to get a good night’s sleep out on the trail by making yourself warm and comfortable.

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Tips and tricks for cleaning quickdraws off steep sport routes

Getting quickdraws off a steep wall isn’t nearly as straight forward as cleaning gear from vertical rock, but there are techniques which can make it easier

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How to bail on a sport route

Learn how to bail safely from a sport route when you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.

quad anchor

How to tie and use a quad

The quad is currently the best technique for building self-distributing anchors. This article explains how it can be used to rig two and three-piece anchor

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How to make a campfire

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

trad climber on Cederberg route

Trad climbing 101

Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about trad climbing including the skills, gear, and popular destinations.

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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.

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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.

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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.