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Category Archives: Exploration & Survival

How to Protect Your Dog From Rattlesnake Bites

You’re clomping along with your four-legged best friend down a sunny stretch of trail when, out of nowhere, you hear it—the shcka shcka shcka of a rattlesnake’s tail. The creature is sprawled across the length of the hiking path, and there’s no safe way around. It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare. If a rattlesnake bites […]

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Our Editors’ Worst Night of Outdoor Sleep Ever

We’ve all been there: lying awake in a sleeping bag, staring into darkness, wishing for sleep. Insomnia is a common affliction in the outdoors, and Outside’s editors are hardly immune. Here’s a collection of our worst nights of sleep in the woods. Our hope is that these stories help you to avoid the missteps we’ve […]

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Revealed: Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Was Hidden in This National Park

In the summer of 2020, the decade-long Forrest Fenn treasure hunt ended in a tangled mess of conspiracy theories, wild accusations, and protracted legal proceedings. Fenn wouldn’t say who found the treasure. Worse than that, he wouldn’t say where it had been hidden. For a treasure hunt that was supposed to be real-life Indiana Jones, […]

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Ukraine Asks Nepal to Ban Russian Climbers from Himalayas

Ukraine wants to keep Russian mountaineers off the world’s highest peaks. Last week, officials with the Ukrainian embassy in New Delhi, India, wrote a letter to Nepal’s embassy in India asking the country to ban all Russian mountaineering teams from entering Nepal until Russia ends its invasion of Ukraine. Outside was sent a copy of […]

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Why We Still Care About Ernest Shackleton and ‘Endurance’

The recent discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance has thrust his epic tale of Antarctic survival into the limelight once again. The story still resonates with readers more than a century later: the sinking of Endurance amid the pack ice; the bone-rattling conditions on Elephant Island; the improbable 800-mile journey across windblown seas in the […]

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