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Hydration in Winter

By Kaj Bune

A few tips on keeping hydrated while playing outdoors in the winter.

Beyond Macaroni & Cheese

By Annie Getchell

Look into the pantry of backcountry gourmet Annie Getchell for ideas to spark up camping cuisine.

Drop & Give Me 20: Fitness Boot Camps

By Steve Edwards

Voluntary torture or a fun way to get in shape? Steve Edwards enlists.

Care & Maintenance of Your Body Parts

By Annie Getchell

Face plants, endos, whippers -- whatever your catastrophic deceleration of choice, it takes a toll on your body. Annie Getchell details the prevention and treatment of today's outdoor enthusiast.

Avoiding Big Red

By Doug Gantenbein

The lowdown on sunscreen. Don't leave home without it.

Understanding Heat Exhaustion

By Jason Lathrop

There's few things as intoxicating as the desert sun. There's also few things as deadly.

The Coach's Corner

By Steve Edwards

What is fitness? Are you fit? What is the best way to become fit?

The Ali Shuffle

By Steve Edwards

If you could choose one exercise, what should it be?

Phase Training

By Steve Edwards

Conditioning through phase training--what do the phases do for you.

Good Day Sunshine

By Steve Edwards

Sun Salutations - a meditative, morning ritual.

Debunking the Myth

By Steve Edwards

Losing weight means eating fewer calories. It's as simple as that.

Basic Periodization

By Steve Edwards

The physiological benefits of a varied workout. Getting beyond your excercise plateau. workouts.

As Easy as A, B, C,

By Steve Edwards

The fundamentals of nutrition--it's not a hard science. Just listen to your body.

Food for Thought

By Doug Gantenbein

Backcountry cooking is challenging, but it's possible to eat well rather than just eat.

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

By Doug Gantenbein

Poison ivy, poison sumac and poison oak comprise the nasty threesome of the plant world of North America. Understand the trigger behind that itch.

How to Adjust and Load Your Pack

By Doug Gantenbein

Today's backpacks can seem like gravity-defying machines, but only if they're properly adjusted and loaded.

An Ounce of Prevention

By Doug Gantenbein

Blisters--the most common outdoor afflication--can ruin the best-planned outdoor trip. Prevention is the key.

Hike Like a Sherpa

By Doug Gantenbein

The legendary hikers of the Himalaya can teach lowlanders a thing or two.

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