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Survival Stories

Trapped on a Cliff Side

By: April Meads, as told to Catherine Leipold

April Meads, 19, slipped down a cliff in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge and was rescued with an improvised rope in May 2015.

Illustration by Jacob Thomas

Pass/Fail: Telemark Skiing

By: Dennis Lewon

Free-the-heel fans call it the most elegant way to get down a mountain. Can our man learn to turn?

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Cheat Sheet: Make Dehydrated Meals

By: Glenn McAllister

Eat better next summer by dehydrating camp meals this winter. Chef Glenn McAllister, author of Recipes for Adventure: Healthy, Hearty & Homemade Backpacking Recipes, shares his top tips.


Skills: Pull a Sled

By: Will Rochfort

Take the sting out of monster winter loads—including cold-weather gear and luxe food and drink for a hut trip—by hauling a pulk sled. Do it right with tips from polar adventurer Eric Larsen.

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Get Out More: How to Keep Your Gear Dry

Learn how to keep your pack and gear dry.

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