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Designed By Adventure: The Feedback Flannel

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

A modern, technical twist on flannel, the timeless staple of the outdoor crowd

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Statpacking: Analysis Of Life On The Trail

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Graphs and Venn diagrams to help explain the backpacking lifestyle

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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Climbing Mount Rainier

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Tye Chapman

Tye Chapman of International Mountain Guides gives the scoop on getting up our favorite American volcano.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Wallet

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

The words you never want to hear.

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Learning Work-Life Balance From A 5.14 Climber

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Regan Kennedy talks about balancing a career and climbing like a woman.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Gourmet

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

What are you having for dinner?

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Climbing For The Love Of It Again

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

How learning to lead trad is reconnecting me with why I fell for climbing in the first place.

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In A Granite State Of Mind At Cannon Cliff

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bryan Gilmore

Bryan Gilmore breaks down the beta for the New England classic, the Whitney-Gilman Ridge.

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My Alaska Range Packing List, Complete With Badminton Racquets

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jewell Lund

Jewell Lund didn't forget anything for her climbing trip to the Alaska Range—including the bacon.

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Anti-Meth Ad Formula Applied To Salt Craving Goats

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

We took the "Meth: Not Even Once" campaign and switched the people out for goats and the meth out for pee

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Designed By Adventure: The Superlayer Jacket

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Active Insulation: A game-changing combination of ingenious design and cutting-edge insulation technology for breathable warmth

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Knock Knock

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

How to make your trail run more fun.

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Could What’s In Your Pack Save You?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Mary Dishman

A mountain bike guide finds that all those "in case of emergency" items can really do the job.

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The Case For Climbing With Less Experienced Climbers

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

How taking the sharp end will keep you sharp in the long run.

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Yelp Vs. Mount Si: The 5 Craziest Trail Reviews

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Seattle's most popular trail attracts all type of reviewers.

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The Local’s Guide To Chamonix

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Adam George

Guide Adam George shares his insider's tips for planning the Chamonix trip of a lifetime.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Skills

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

Got any sweet skills?

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How To Pack For Mountain Biking Colorado’s High Country

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Abell

High altitude riding requires extra effort. Western Spirit guide Chris Abell gives tips for how to prepare.

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Photo Gallery: Climbing Polarchrome

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jewell Lund

Hauntingly beautiful shots from the Alaska Range.

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Video: Got Wilderness Skills?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

"I believe in bushcraft, not survival." CBC Radio's Fresh Air interviews Happy Camper Kevin Callan.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: What Do We Research?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

The real meaning behind our brand.

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Climber’s Inspiration Gallery: Matter Valley And Bernese Alps

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Shots from the Matter Valley and Bernese Alps by PatitucciPhoto

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How To Get The Most Of Running Mentorship

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Lessons from 50-mile trail race champ Ashley Gateless.

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New Mother Beth Rodden Is On Recovery Mode

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Beth Rodden

After blogging throughout her pregnancy, Beth Rodden finally welcomes her little one and shares her recovery story.

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Ever Dream Of Climbing Waterfalls?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Phil Brown

Braving Roaring Brook Falls' hazards yields a one-of-a-kind experience—and photo op—in the Adirondacks.

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The Climbing Life: How To Dream Big And Still Be Happy

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Chris Kalman

Chris Kalman delves into the nature of dreams, satisfaction and the meaning of life.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Moisture, Wetness

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

The essence of beauty

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What’s It Like To Be A Mountain Bike Guide?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kimberly Kerschke

Ever wonder if it’s as awesome as it looks? Yes. Yes, it is.

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Kayaker’s Inspiration Gallery: New Zealand

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Photographer Freya Fennwood traveled to New Zealand this past winter and captured some pretty rad shots.

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Photos: Grand Canyon, John Wesley Powell Style

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith floats replica boats for 21 days from Lee's Ferry.

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Fun With Catalog Photos: We Couldn’t Resist

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

Who can resist quoting Dr. Jonathan Hemlock?

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How My Stress Fracture Has Taught Me To Love Bicycling

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Andy Dorais

Not ready to be sidelined by injury, Andy Dorais hops on two wheels—and discovers a new world.

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Climber’s Inspiration Gallery: Alpine Routes In The European Alps

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Shots from the Aiguille Dibona and the Glacier Haute Route by PatitucciPhoto

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Climber’s Inspiration Gallery: Italy and Turkey

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Outdoor Research

Photographers Dan and Janine Patitucci bring you these six photos from their climbing travels in the Mediterranean

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Fun With Catalog Photos: Commitment

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

The crimp is right there. All you have to do is trust it.

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Building Paddling Skills In Sweden And Norway

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Helen Wilson

Photos: Helen Wilson teaches courses—and gets wowed—on the Nordic coasts.

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10 Everyday Things That Feel Luxurious After Backpacking

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jaeger Shaw

Your concept of luxury will never be the same after an extended backpacking trip.

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How To Win Against Poison Ivy And Poison Oak

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Lucy Morrison

It’s out there. Here are a mountain bike guide’s tips for steering clear.

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Closing The Confidence Gap With Sheldon Kerr

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

5 lessons from guide and ski mountaineer Sheldon Kerr about how to find courage to go big in the mountains.

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Introducing ‘Fun With Catalog Photos’

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Brendan Leonard and Hilary Oliver

Announcing our new lo-fi comic series

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Master The Art Of The Backcountry Tarp

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Geneviève Guertin

How to set up a bomber shelter that'll keep you warm and dry—and your morale high.

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Are you a junk show?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Emilie Drinkwater

How to pack your pack so you look dialed and (maybe) climb harder.

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Video: Becoming Part Of Wilderness, Not Just Surviving In It

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Kevin Callan

This beautiful footage of Kevin Callan's journey paddling a replica birchbark canoe will get you thinking.

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Not Feeling As Young As You Used To Feel?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Jonathon Spitzer

Mountain guide Jonathon Spitzer shares how he keeps his body happy and going strong in the mountains past 30.

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Your Guide To Buying Mountaineering Boots

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Adam George

Boots can make or break a trip. Here, mountain guide Adam George breaks down what you should look for in your next pair.

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How To Keep Your Shoes Un-Muddy Between Bouldering Problems

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Hilary Oliver

Got Chacos? Then you've got an easy way to keep mud off between sends.

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Ladies, Are You Climbing At Your Edge?

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Madaleine Sorkin

Pro tips from a women's clinic by Madaleine Sorkin and Tara Eastcott, Psy.D.

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Big Wall Matchmaking

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Madaleine Sorkin

How I choose partners for big wall projects—and the ups and downs of climbing with other women.

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SUP the North Shore… of Mercer Island, Washington

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Boe Zinter

Outdoor Research employee and SUP superstar Boe Zinter sings the praises of Seattle-area paddleboarding

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Backpacker’s Inspiration: An Enchantments Photo Gallery

Thursday, Jan 01, 1970

By Joe Erfle

Nine awesome photos from a trip to the Enchantments

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