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Techniques



Survival: Unexpected Accidents

Hard-won-lessons and tips about unexpected dangers from the front lines of survival.

Custom Training: Exercises for Every Body Type

Get stronger and hike longer with a workout that matches your physique.

Start Smart: Take Action Photos

Capture fast-paced summer adventures with these image-improving tips.

Secrets of the Guides

Camp like a pro with 83 field-tested tips and techniques from experts who earn their paychecks in the backcountry.

Your Backwoods Pharmacy

When illness or injury strikes, the medicine you need is in the plants alongside the trail and at your feet.

Eating On The Runs

To keep trekking when you have the trots, feed your body the right fuel.

How To: Dehydrate Your Own Trail Food

Make your own dehydrated trail food with these simple techniques.

Spotting The Elusive Wolf

Our guide to spotting wolves on Michigan's Isle Royale.

Treating Backcountry Swimmer's Ear

How to identify and treat swimmer's ear in the wilderness.

Dehydrate Your Trail Food

Who says you need water in your food? Dehydrate your vittles and you'll carry less weight, save money, and eat better.

Avoiding Caffeine Withdrawal

Your daily cups of java seem innocent-until you hit the trail and don't get your normal caffeine buzz for a couple of days.

Bug Off: Tips To Keep Away Insects

Tips to beat the most annoying backwoods biters

Bonus Backcountry Bug-Off Tips

Other tips to beat the most annoying backcountry biters.

Gear Rx: Packs

Can you revive a sputtering pack? With this diagnostic checklist, you may be able to breathe new life into a tired old backpack.

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