Staff Photographer Ben Fullerton reviews the steps to safely catching a bolt of lightning on film.
How to decide if a campsite is safe from deadfall and "widow makers."
How to responsibly store, equip, release, and dispose of bear spray.
How to improvise a flotation device using your pants.
A profile of Justin Harris, who broke his leg and survived two days after a fall while canyoneering in Utah.
Whether you're solo or with a group, the BACKPACKER editors show you how to safely cross a raging river–no bridge necessary.
Four is not a crowd in this family-size featherweight.
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter demonstrates how to safely cook inside a tent's vestibule