Master essential wilderness survival skills with tips and advice from the experts at Backpacker Magazine. Our experts teach you how to build fires, forage for food, find shelter, survive animal attacks, and get the most out of every piece of gear you bring into the wilderness.
When it's cold and rainy and you need a campfire, now, these three fire starter kits will do the job.
See if you have the knowledge to ID the lower 48's bruins.
Taking a dog on a bear-frequented trail heightens your risks. Stay out of trouble with these 5 tips for hikers with canine companions.
Our resident bruin expert answers all your questions in our 'Ask A Bear' column.