Can our editors outrun, outeat, outfish, and outsleep a bear? Only one way to find out.
Sleep warmer. Sleep better.
Ditch the backpack with our guide to hauling your winter gear in a sled.
Don't let the snow keep you down. Instead, keep moving with these tips from polar explorer Eric Larsen.
Stay warm in the snow by mastering this basic skill.
Learn the basics of camping in the cold season with polar explorer Eric Larsen.
Master the art of selecting a safe cook site and storing your smellables with a help from photographer Matt Hage.
Adam Roy, Backpacker's in-house knot tying extraordinaire, shows us how to tie a sheet bend knot.
Learn to make basics tools with what you can find in the backcountry.
Editor-in-Chief Jon Dorn shows you how to get a fire going with nothing but your cellphone, a piece of steel wool, and some tinder.
Prevent the deep chill by learning how to spot and treat hypothermia in the backcountry.
Whether you're solo or with a group, the BACKPACKER editors show you how to safely cross a raging river–no bridge necessary.
Find your way using only a topo map and a GPS.
Follow these steps and you're guaranteed the perfect campfire in no time.
In the wilderness, a broken leg can you leave you stranded–or worse. But if you know how to diagnose, treat, and build a splint with camping gear, you'll better your odds for survival.
Don't panic: Severe wounds are part of the risks of backcountry travel. Learn how to treat bleeding cuts, and you just might save your hiking partner's life–or your own.