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Now we’re cooking with fire

The art of cooking over an open flame By Jason D. Martin I used to hate campfires. They’re dirty. They make your clothes smell bad. They’re...

Training for Snow

These five exercises will help you prepare for winter sports and prevent injuries.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace By Aneka Singlaub, Youth Leadership Coordinator at North Cascades Institute “I win, I win, I win,” announced an elated 14-year-old boy as he...

Strategic shoveling

By Jason Martin Avalanches are terrifying. Like many backcountry travelers, I’ve had a few close calls, but others have been through something far worse. They’ve been...

Ski Cookies

These cookies are a great high-energy treat for the ski slopes or any outdoor adventure.

Use your head

Concussion awareness By Amanda Nayfield You’re riding a technical mountain bike trail with your friend when she takes a hard fall. She was wearing a helmet,...

Prime Ice: How to get started climbing ice

Story and photos by Mallorie Estenson C’mon, Mal. You got this. You can do this. I’ve been an athlete my entire life: a competitive gymnast, a...

Wilderness Cooking

Wilderness Cooking By Kosette Isakson Photo by Jason Hummel When I consider what has the biggest impact on travelers in the wilderness, it’s easy to think of...

What’s in your first-aid kit?

Richard Riquelme has seen his share of wilderness emergencies. He offered advice for how to pack a medical kit based on the types of emergencies he's witnessed in the field...

Crud and mud

Your bike may speak a language all its own. Whether you are riding mountain bike trails, commuting to work or cruising city paths on the weekend, things can go wrong at any moment. If you take preventative measures to extend the life and enhance the performance of your bike, you will keep on pedaling for years to come...