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Category Archives: Love & Humor

What the World’s Most Bumbling Park Ranger Taught Me About Bear Safety

I learned the basics of bear trapping at age eight, when I attended a weeklong Junior Ranger Camp. The experience took place at a state park on the eastern seaboard and was led by park ranger Dan Danners (whose name has been changed, but whose pseudonym resembles the original in both style and structure). Danners […]

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Stop Making Excuses for Your Boyfriend

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 can’t tell if my partner of a year and a half has intense unidentified […]

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Wait. Did My Friend Just Trick Me into Stealing a Tent?

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. My friend since elementary school is shopping for a trip, so I went […]

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How Can I Overcome Nervousness to Pursue New Outdoor Passions?

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 consider myself athletic, but I didn’t grow up being particularly adventurous. Now […]

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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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