How-To

How to Work a Summer Job in the Canadian Rockies

By Tara Stamnes / Destinations, how-to, and lifestyle

With the summer hiring season coming up soon, many people will be heading out to find seasonal employment destinations. Well, look no further: mountain dreams can come true in Banff National Park.

How to Take an Epic Selfie

By Brendan van Son / How-to and lifestyle

For many of you, the word selfie might make you cringe.

5 Things to Think about before Buying New Ski Boots

By Douglas Mellon / Activities and how-to

1. The Ski SockAlmost daily, I have a customer pull a pair of thick cotton socks from their pocket as they sit down for a fitting.

8 Camping Meals You'll Want to Bring Home with You

By Tava Hoag / How-to, health, lifestyle, and activities

There’s nothing quite like a campfire meal. For me it feels almost primal to cook beneath the stars out in the woods.

How to Summit the Two Tallest Mountains in New York in a Weekend

By Brandon Dewey / Destinations, how-to, and activities

The Adirondack Mountains has the two tallest mountains in New York: Mount Marcy (5,344’) and Algonquin Peak (5,115’).

The Basics: 4 Pieces of Gear You Need to Backpack This Spring

By Matt Van Swol / How-to and activities

Spring and Fall are my favorite times of year to go backpacking. It’s not too hot during the day, but I still get to use my sleeping bag to stay warm during the chilly nights.

How to Choose the Right Ski

By Megan Davin / How-to and activities

There is no magical equation to determine the perfect length ski for you and there is no formula for choosing the perfect width either, but today we are here to help answer a few basic questions and .

5 Essential Winter Camping Tips

By Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics / Activities and how-to

The cold weather and wet or snowy conditions should not stop anyone from enjoying the great outdoors.

The Ultimate Adventure Guide to California’s Highway 395

By Ty Merkel / Destinations, how-to, and activities

California’s highway 395, running from the Mojave desert to desolate Modoc County, is a hell of a road. As far as north-south highways go, the 395 is often forgotten.

Why Every Adventurer Should Learn How to Sew

By Addison Klinke / How-to, lifestyle, and activities

Over my winter break from college this year, I had an intimidating task to complete: either create or buy all of the remaining gear needed for this summer’s upcoming road trip.

How to Be a Financially Responsible Traveler

By Trent + Georgie / How-to and lifestyle

We wrote a story a little while ago that laid out our top tips for saving up enough money to make your round-the-world trip dreams a reality.

How I Turned My Jeep into a Camper

By Ethan Constable / Destinations, how-to, lifestyle, and activities

If there are any of you that want to explore and maybe take a road trip but do not want to worry about making hotel reservations or pitching a tent, this might be for you.

The Ultimate Guide to Trekking in Nepal

By Rachel Davidson / Destinations, how-to, and activities

As the weather warms and melts away winter snow, the most wonderful time of the year rapidly approaches: Nepal trekking season.

Driving Cross Country with My Dogs, a Dream Come True

By Megan Soffer / Destinations, how-to, and activities

A couple of years ago, I was sitting on my couch at home watching "Wild," the film based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and I remember feeling overwh.

Try Traveling Unplugged and You Won't Regret It

By Hi-Tec USA / How-to and lifestyle

Bags packed, tickets printed, ready for adventure! The time we work so hard throughout the year to finally enjoy….

10 Luxury Camping Items Worth the Weight

By Tara Stamnes / How-to, lifestyle, and activities

Packing a ridiculous amount of extra layers, two-extra-fuels-too-many, and that heavy canned food you never ate: we've all done it. My first few backpacking trips were, to say the least, heavy.

Behind the Lens: "Skin from Fowler"

By Jason Hatfield / How-to and activities

Why did you take this photo? Capturing this image on a backcountry hut trip was a combination of luck and experience.

The Beginner's Guide to Backcountry Skiing

By Jackson Smith / How-to and activities

So you've seen your friends and all those pro skiers on social media getting out and doing a thing called backcountry skiing.

Don't Waste the Off-Season

By Kevin Abernethy / How-to, health, and lifestyle

We are in the thick of the winter lull; some trailheads are closed and well beaten paths are covered in snow.

4 Ways to Make Getting up for Sunrise Easier

By Josiah Purss / How-to and lifestyle

Everyone has that little voice in their head that starts right after your alarm rudely wakes you in the morning.

7 Essential Techniques for Creating Amazing Panoramic Images

By Brandon Dewey / How-to and activities

1. To create a panoramic image: first, you need a tripod and some type of head that will allow you to rotate the camera. Most tripods have a bubble level; make sure your tripod is level.  2.

Why You Should Take a Point and Shoot Camera on Your Next Adventure

By Matt Van Swol / How-to and activities

Point and shoot cameras have gotten a bad rap these days. With the rise of cheap(er) mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, point and shoot cameras have been on the decline.

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Camping in the Snow

By Josiah Purss / How-to and activities

When I moved to Utah, I was borderline scared of the snow. As soon as it started to snow I went straight inside. I couldn't handle wet socks, that just made me cranky, so snow was a no-go.

Answering Nature's Call: Backcountry Potty Protocol

By Mike Quine / How-to, health, and activities

Most of us loyal Outbound followers have surely experienced the reliefs and woes associated with answering Nature's inevitable call while out hiking or backpacking.