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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.


How to belay

Knowing how to belay well can help keep your partner safe and inspire them to climb at their best. Learn how to give a good catch.

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Redpoint tactics for sending projects

Up your game with redpoint tactics that will allow you to climb harder. A strategy and process for working projects right at your limit.

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How to stay hydrated during endurance sports

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

climber rappelling multi-stage route

How to rap down a multi-stage rappel

When a long climb does not top out or cross an escape ledge, the only way down is to make several rappels. Here’s how to do that safely.

ultralight tarp pitched in A-frame configuration

Knots and techniques for rigging tarps

Erecting a tarp is not as simple as pitching a freestanding tent, but a taut pitch is possible if you know these knots and techniques.

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How to layer outdoor clothing

An effective layering system will keep you warm and dry regardless of the conditions and level of activity.

climber learning to lead

How to lead climb

The time for top-roping is over. Learn to lead and become a fully fledged climber. This article gives you everything you need to know.