Skills

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Watching other people rock climb without a rope makes me feel ill. It’s clear that if they make even a simple human error they will fall and die, graphically. I feel the same way watching people launch their paragliders in strong...
Adventure is tricky business. You need gear. You need to maintain that gear. You need a skillset, or two, or three... You need safety advice. Fitness advice. Motivation advice. As such, you have questions. You need help. We're here to give...
Your kid is going to be your hiking partner for life. Imagine—weekends roaming the mountainsides together, bonding over vast vistas, wildlife sightings and summits reached. Family vacations with an active slant—camping and trekking both at-home and abroad. An active and healthy...
When Krissy Montgomery’s friend, Mike Jacobsen, asked her why more women weren’t participating in surf contests, the longtime surfer and Tofino, British Columbia, resident was blunt in her response. “Because we kind of get treated like crap. The prize money is...
The fastest human on the planet isn’t Usain Bolt. It’s Todd Reichert from Saskatoon. You may have never heard of Todd, but he was able to move at an astonishing 144 km/hr utilizing a custom-designed recumbent bicycle with an aerodynamic...
He has run thousands of kilometres across the Sahara, Gobi and Atacama deserts, as well as across Siberia and Patagonia, plus he’s embarked on several Arctic adventures and even an expedition into the Antarctic. In February of this year, Canadian...
You’d love to hike more—if it weren’t for the blistered feet, aching quads, out-of-breath-wheezing and overall complication of getting prepped and finding a worthy trail. Well… We’re going to solve all of those problems and more. We’re going to get you outside...
Be the best YOU this year. Live the adventure. Get outside. Master the wilderness! Join us on an exploration of 54 essential outdoors skills. From finding ways to motivate yourself to get off the couch, to time management, to practical skills...
There’s a saying amongst joggers: “The hardest step is the first one out the door.” It holds true right across the outdoor sport spectrum—the toughest part about getting outside is simply opening your door. Why? Because life gets in the way.
Most people aim to hike while it’s light, but doing the opposite adds adventure to even an easy hike. In the dark, all your senses turn on. Take off your headlamp and things get even more exciting. Here’s how to...
We knew they’d figured out our game when they put locks on the dumpsters and giant lights behind the hippie-gone-industrial organic bakery. The staff had been throwing their leftovers, still bagged, into the dumpster and the bread had been providing...
Riding your bike through the winter is a fantastic way to stay fit and motivated, but cold-weather riding poses some unique challenges. The mechanical properties of many materials transform when the mercury plummets, creating a topsy-turvy world where things don’t...
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