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Help Me! How to Make a Search and Rescue Team's Job Easier

helicopter rescue on Mount Snowdon in Wales

Nobody wants to have to call for a rescue, right? But if it does happen, there's a lot you can do -- before and during the emergency -- to make it easier for SAR to find you.

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Light Hiking Shoe Review: Chaco Touraine

One hiker's assessment of a women's hiking shoe: the breathable Chaco Touraine.

How to Keep the Inside of Your Tent Dry

Learn how to keep the inside of your tent dry, even in a rainstorm.

How to Take Proper Care of Your Tent

A high-end camping tent is a pretty big investment. Taking proper care of it ensures that the tent will, in turn, take good care of you for years to come.

Gear Review: Geigerrig Rig 500 Hydration Pack

A hands-on review of the Geigerrig Rig 500 hydration pack and, more importantly, its pressurized water reservoir.

Make It Easy for Rescuers to Find You

If worst comes to worst and you need a rescue, here's how to help rescuers find you quickly.

How to Hike Safely During Hunting Season

Sometimes hiking trails and hunting or trapping areas intersect! Here's how to keep yourself safe.

Hiking Gear Review: CamelBak All Clear

A full review after hands-on testing of the CamelBak All Clear, which finished a strong second in the 2013 Reader's Choice Awards.

3 Must-Dos for Hiking in the Heat

Three tips for safe hiking in hot weather, plus a link to more.

The Best Water Filters and Purifiers for Hikers

An experienced hiker lists her five favorite water filters and purifiers, with a short explanation of why each one made the rank.

11 Skills Every Hiker Should Master

At its heart, hiking is a simple sport -- but the best hikers have mastered, or at least dabbled in, a variety of outdoor skills.

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