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Everybody outside. In the Tough Mother Outdoor Guide, we promise to keep things simple and deliver reliable, no-nonsense advice and heartfelt articles on how to enjoy the outdoors. See you out there.
Learn more about the collaboration between Madhappy and Columbia Sportswear, focused on promoting time outside for your mental health.
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Mental Health and the Outdoors with Madhappy and Columbia Sportswear

Learn more about the collaboration between Madhappy and Columbia Sportswear, focused on promoting time outside for your mental health.

Discover the story of how one woman’s connection to the outdoors helped her with her battle against breast cancer.
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The Healing Power of the Outdoors for People with Breast Cancer

Discover the story of how one woman’s connection to the outdoors helped her with her battle against breast cancer.

Is wet weather in the forecast for your next camping trip? Stay dry and enjoy your trip with these tips and tricks for camping in the rain.
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Tips for Camping in the Rain

Is wet weather in the forecast for your next camping trip? Stay dry and enjoy your trip with these tips and tricks for camping in the rain.

From the warmest jackets to the quietest vests, here’s a list of Columbia Sportwear’s best hunting gear.
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The Best Hunting Gear to Make Your Trip

From the warmest jackets to the quietest vests, here’s a list of Columbia Sportwear’s best hunting gear.

Help your kids discover the joys of the outdoors with Columbia Sportswear’s 6 tips to Getting Your Kids Outside.
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How to Get Your Kids Outside

Help your kids discover the joys of the outdoors with Columbia Sportswear’s 6 tips to Getting Your Kids Outside.

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s list of clever DIY camping tips and tricks that will help you dial in your wilderness experience.
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The 22 Best Camping Hacks

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s list of clever DIY camping tips and tricks that will help you dial in your wilderness experience.

From hiking in Patagonia to sailing the Atlantic coast, here are the stories of five adventurers and what the outdoors means to them.
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Why These Five LGBTQIA+ Adventurers Go Outside

From hiking in Patagonia to sailing the Atlantic coast, here are the stories of five adventurers and what the outdoors means to them.

From tiny chameleons to protected parks, learn more about recent environmental wins that are giving us hope for a greener future.
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7 Environmental Wins That Give Us Hope This Earth Day

From tiny chameleons to protected parks, learn more about recent environmental wins that are giving us hope for a greener future.

Feeling like you are stuck inside all the time? Discover Columbia Sportswear's list of 14 easy ways to spend more time outdoors.
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14 Easy Way To Spend More Time Outdoors

Feeling like you are stuck inside all the time? Discover Columbia Sportswear's list of 14 easy ways to spend more time outdoors.

Discover how the women of GirlTrek are fostering sisterhood and transforming their health by walking together to heal.
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How Black Women Are Walking To Take Their Power Back

Discover how the women of GirlTrek are fostering sisterhood and transforming their health by walking together to heal.

Learn more about the organizations and individuals who are working to make the outdoors a more accessible and welcoming place for people of color.
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How People of Color Are Reclaiming The Outdoors

Learn more about the organizations and individuals who are working to make the outdoors a more accessible and welcoming place for people of color.

Planning a cold weather camping trip this winter? Check out these tips from PNW Outdoor Women's Meghan Young on how to maximize your winter camping trip.
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5 Tips for Winter Camping

Planning a cold weather camping trip this winter? Check out these tips from PNW Outdoor Women's Meghan Young on how to maximize your winter camping trip.

Winter is an incredible time to see America’s national parks—here’s everything you need to know to plan a visit.
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Best National Parks to Visit in Winter

Winter is an incredible time to see America’s national parks—here’s everything you need to know to plan a visit.

Use these outdoor ideas to say thank you to nature.
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4 Ways To Express Gratitude For The Outdoors

Use these outdoor ideas to say thank you to nature.