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Leader Basics

By Jason Borger

Learn the three characteristics that influence leader performance.

Double Hauling

By Jason Borger

Looking for longer casts, better delivery of big flies, and less casting-arm fatigue? It's all in the wrist!

Building a Snowcave

By Murray Selleck

Learn how to build a snowcave and be prepared for that planned or unplanned night out in the winter backcountry.

Before the Ride

By Jeff Nachtigal

Whether you are heading for the hills or hitting the pavement, build a few minutes in for a pre-ride warm up. That stretch and self-massage will earn you miles.

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Be Safe Out There

By Altrec.com staff

Thinking about commuting to work? Get a successful start on your two-wheel commute with some motivating tips. It's easy. It's fun.

Backclip What?

By Rebecca Gonzales

Learn how to clip properly before you leave the ground. Fair warning about backclipping.

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Avalanche Safety

By Miranda Yeary

Some rules of thumb for assessing avalanche danger. Go out prepared.

Fall Trail Races for Beginners

By Adam W. Chase

Fall Trail Races for Beginners

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Leave No Trace

By Murray Selleck

Be responsible in the outdoors! Practice proper outdoor etiquette wherever you go.

Summer Skiing

By Murray Selleck

Skiing the high routes of summer snow is all based on good timing, so forget sleeping in.

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Ski Boots: Getting a Kick Start to the Slopes

By Visitor

Here's a detailed guide to selecting the right ski boot for your skill level and skiing style.

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Planning Your Sea Kayaking Trip

By Ann Beman

Some quick guidelines for getting out on the water and having a good time.

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Getting the Angle on a Shorter Boat

By Dennis Stuhaug

Adjust your boat's relative length for a softer landing over ledges or surf.

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Tying Knots

By Rebecca Gonzales

The first step in learning how to climb is memorizing the knots.

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Preparing for that First Lead

By Rebecca Gonzales

Getting psyched for your first lead? Know what you are doing and do it well.

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Low-Altitude Training for High-Altitude Climbing

By Ryan Taylor

Train to maximize your aerobic performance, and get up for that climb.

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Early Season Training

By Jeff Nachtigal

Getting back into regular riding habits isn't easy to do. Chances are you're a bit out of shape, and the bicycle doesn't feel nearly as comfortable as it did last summer.

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Stair Climbing

By Steve Edwards

You can't beat a flight of stairs when training for the hills; add a full backpack and sturdy shoes, and you are equiped for the outdoor gym.

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Your First Trail Race

By Adam W. Chase

Ironically, the first thing to learn when preparing for a trail race is how to slow down.

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Sunburn-free Climbing

By Nancy Prichard

Sunburn-free Climbing: Leave the objective dangers behind and practice your climbing technique indoors.

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