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How to Predict the Weather in the Backcountry

By: Catherina Leipold (with information from Frank Cooper, Robert Glancy, Roger Griswold (meteorologists), Lisa Densmore)

No forecast? No problem. Make your own with tips from our team of meteorologists.

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Fire Test: The Backcountry Blowtorch


Is there any good reason to carry a blowtorch into the backcountry? We put a few common items to the test.

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