Carl Franz

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Save Yourself! A Guide to Self-Rescue

16.9K<p>SHARES<p>You’re belaying your partner while he leads the sixth pitch of a cruiser 5.8 in the Cascades with two easy pitches left. It’s a bluebird …

What Items Belong in My Backpacking First-Aid Kit?

Gareth Tate has been a wilderness first responder and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute instructor for more than a decade, so he’s treated countless backcountry accidents. I called him up to find out how to pack a proper first-aid kit. “My approach is pretty minimal. So many of these products are …

Camping

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Mountains

25 Habits of Highly Effective Hikers

Guarantee yourself a great adventure– every time–by adopting these proven routines for planning and pulling off the perfect trip.<p>6<p>SHARES<p>Some people …

Rock Climbing Outdoors, Step by Step - REI Co-op Journal

At a certain point, climbing indoors can cease to hold the same thrill that it used to. As you pull down on plastic holds, you may find yourself …

A Look Inside the Country’s Raddest Gear Sheds

Man Caves

10 Ideal Summits for First-Time Mountaineering

If you are new to mountaineering and looking for some great summits to bag, look no further. These 10 mountains offer first-time mountaineers a …

Hiking

Universal Edibility Test

Choosing which foods to eat in the wild can either make or break you.<p>99<p>SHARES<p>Eating even a tiny bite of a toxic plant can cause extreme …

At the Intersection of Lifting, Climbing, and Injury Prevention -- Dr. Natasha Barnes

Prepare to get inspired by Tash's strength—both physical and mental—and read up on her pro tips for stretching, training, building strength, and …

What Gear Should I Buy Used?

Just like Subaru Outbacks and Toyota Tacomas, some kinds of outdoor gear last longer than others—and can withstand the abuse of multiple owners. To find out which items you should buy used, I spoke with Josh Sims, owner of the Gear Fix, a Bend, Oregon–based shop that repairs and sells used gear. …

Camping

How to Build the Ultimate Bikepacking Rig

There’s no one right way to bikepack. I’ve seen everything from dirtbags on antique, rigid mountain bikes with hand-sewn packs and sleep kits to yuppies aboard state-of-the-art carbon bikes loaded with the full complement of new gear—and all of them were having a good time. No matter what your …

Bikepacking
Backpacking
Backpacking

How to Organize the Ultimate Group Camping Trip

If you’re anything like me, then your buddies are constantly hassling you to take them on an adventure. But if you’re anything like me, then your buddies also have busy schedules, little camping gear, and a predilection for bad-decision-making. Here’s how to pretend you’re an outfitter and take …

Camping

5 Common Climbing Injuries and How to Fix Them

Every climber can tell you that scrapes and bruises are just part of the game, but if you’re not careful you could end up suffering something a lot …

Minimalism

Essential Tips to Avoid Trouble on Extended Backpacking Trips

Traveling into the wilderness for a couple of weeks may seem daunting at first. No cell phones, wine bars, ice cold drinks, or hospitals nearby. Yet, …

The Seven Need-to-Know Climbing Knots

Backcountry Baby

I nervously stepped onto the scale. My heart sank as the red numbers formed.<p>“How much is it?” Heidi asked me.<p>I looked up, feeling suddenly …

The 8 Books Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Every Person Should Read

In honor of World Book Day, we've gathered reading recommendations from scientists whose specialties range from astrophysics to neuroscience to …

Books

Sewage Reflects the Microbiomes of Human Populations

• Ryan J. Newtona,<br>• Sandra L. McLellana,<br>• Deborah K. Dilaa,<br>• Joseph H. Vineisb,<br>• Hilary G. Morrisonb,<br>• A. Murat Erenb,<br>• Mitchell L. Soginb<p>aSchool of Freshwater …

The intellectual character of conspiracy theorists – Quassim Cassam

Meet Oliver. Like many of his friends, Oliver thinks he is an expert on 9/11. He spends much of his spare time looking at conspiracist websites and …

Critical Thinking

What will our descendants judge as our greatest sin? – Stephen Cave Stefan Klein

In 100 years it will not be acceptable to use genderised words such as ‘he’ or ‘she’, which are loaded with centuries of prejudice and reduce a …

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cancer

Science deniers use false equivalence to create fake debates

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.This article is #3 of the 12 most popular posts on Skeptical Raptor during 2015. …

Skepticism

Desert Backpacking Tips: 6 Lightweight Swap-Outs That'll Keep You Clean and Help Create Space For More Water

When backpacking in remote desert wilderness areas, you typically carry up to half of a loaded pack’s weight in water. Given a choice between …