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Skills: Health and First Aid Stories

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Go the Distance: Physical Endurance

Prepare your body for the rigors of hiking long distances.

Go the Distance: Endurance Strategy

Combine your physical and mental training to hike farther than ever before.

Go the Distance: Mental Endurance

Get your head around the challenges of hiking hour after hour, day after day.

Go the Distance: Endurance Workout

Endurance coach and ultrarunner Travis Macy developed this plan to get you off the couch and into the biggest hiking weekend of your life in 90 days.

Go the Distance

Cover more ground--whether you're out for a day or a month--and you'll experience more of everything you came for. Here's how to squeeze the most miles out of the least amount of time--with advice from the endurance pros who do it better than anyone ever.

First Night Out: Treat Water

Learn how to treat water in the backcountry.

Instant Upgrades

Improve your balance on uneven terrain, figure out if your water filter is still working, and determine the crossability of a questionable river or stream during spring and early-summer.

Wilderness First Aid Training Master List

Check out these companies to find training near you.

Instant Upgrades

Revive waterproof jackets, salvage a wet map, get better backcountry sleep, and organize your gear. By Sarah Maurer

Peakbagger Skills

Tips for overcoming jetlag, gathering beta, and getting your summit gear to foreign peaks in one piece.

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