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How to beat the crowds and enjoy the best hiking trails in peace
Large numbers of people can harm the environment and your experience.
How to not get pricked by a North American porcupine
Don’t panic—this spiky friend is largely harmless.
Make your fall weekends more exciting with geocaching
It’s better than playing I Spy.
How to avoid camping with snakes, and other valuable outdoor lessons
Everyone makes mistakes, but what's most important is how you learn from them.
How to help kids feel confident in the ocean
Most of this planet is water anyway.
Ultralight backpacking hacks no one tells you about
You pack it, you carry it.
Everything you need to know about scorpion stings and venom
In the wild, you probably won't see many scorpions just hanging out in the sun.
How to prevent getting struck by lightning
And what to do if you are.
The most effective ways to avoid bee, wasp, and hornet stings
Your guide to a sting-free summer.
Tips for picking the best hiking trail
Preparing for the outdoors involves more than selecting the right gear.