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What to Do If You’re Lost in the Backcountry

There aren’t many sinking feelings quite like the gradual realization that you’re lost in the wilderness. Actually, you don’t need big backcountry to get turned around—not by a long shot. People get lost within a few hundred yards of roads, visitor centers, campgrounds: It happens all the time. It’s not a pleasant sensation for most people, disorientation, and the all-too-common response is to start panicking. Needless to say, panic—natural as it is—isn’t a super-useful state when you don’t know where you are. Clear Headedness and calm will serve you much better, and to cultivate that kind of cool when you’re … Continue reading

The Principles of Leave-No-Trace

Entering the backcountry in the 21st century demands responsibility. Many postcard-perfect wilderness destinations in North America are at risk of being loved to death (or at least degradation); truly remote, pristine sites are all the more precious in the context of our never-so-great human footprint. Leave No Trace (LNT) is a philosophy every outdoorsperson should adopt. Naturally, human beings are going to leave some traces in the woods—when we’re out hunting or fishing, sure, but also simply backpacking. Comes with the territory—and totally natural. But the LNT idea about aiming for as light-handed and soft-footed a touch as we can: … Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: Because dads are awesome.

You know what we’d love to do? We’d like to personally thank every single parent who instilled a love of the outdoors into their kids. So here it is. Our virtual handshake, salute, high five, and chest bump to say “Seriously. Thank you for nurturing another generation of stewards and adventurers!” In the spirit of Father’s Day we’d like to thank one lucky dad by sharing this sweet prize pack from some of our favorite outdoor brands. Enter to win prizes from Mountain House,  Benchmade Knife Company, GoalZero, Keen Footwear, and Teton Sports.