Category Archives: Adventure

Learn How to Use a Compass and Never Get Lost Again

Master the art of navigation and you’ll never lose your way again. In our seven-part Backcountry Navigation course on Outside Learn, you’ll get versed in everything you need to navigate on- and off-trail, from using GPS and digital maps to old-school wayfinding with a paper map and compass. Join the class now and learn at […]

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Top 10 Pieces of Advice for Beginner Thru-Hikers

Every afternoon near the start of my first thru-hike, I knew just where I’d to find the hiker named Poncho—and that he’d greet me with advice that would help me finish the Appalachian Trail. A few years earlier, Poncho, a fifty-something auto mechanic from Boston, had found his real home (and that nickname) on the […]

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This Finger Strength Training Plan Is Your Pathway to Improved Climbing

Climbing harder requires stronger fingers, and developing stronger fingers requires specific training. That’s why professional climber Jonathan Siegrist crafted 6 Weeks to Stronger Fingers, a comprehensive training plan aimed at 5.11–5.13 climbers. If you want to climb better and harder, then learn more. One thing everyone needs to consider when starting a finger-training regimen is […]

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New England’s Nature Is Part of My Identity. How Do I Move Away?

Welcome to Tough Love. We’re answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair Braverman, dogsled racer and author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube. Have a question of your own? Write to us at toughlove@outsideinc.com. I am moving to pursue my dream job in another part of the […]

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