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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.
All of the adventurous dads featured here have one thing in common: the desire to share their love of the outdoors with their kids.
Outdoor Life
Father’s Day: How These Real-Life Dads Are Creating Traditions Outdoors

All of the adventurous dads featured here have one thing in common: the desire to share their love of the outdoors with their kids.

From backpacking trips to skiing adventures, The Venture Out Project is bringing LGBTQ+ people together outside.
Outdoor Life
Venturing Out: How Queer Folks Are Finding Community in the Outdoors

From backpacking trips to skiing adventures, The Venture Out Project is bringing LGBTQ+ people together outside.

Planning a road trip this summer? Here are our tips to getting the most out of rv camping at national parks.
Outdoor Life
How To Explore National Parks in an RV or Camper Van

Planning a road trip this summer? Here are our tips to getting the most out of rv camping at national parks.

The Greening Youth Foundation promotes racial equality in the outdoor industry. Read about their mission to make outdoor spaces more accessible.
Outdoor Life
Forging a Path: Increasing Diversity in the Outdoors

The Greening Youth Foundation promotes racial equality in the outdoor industry. Read about their mission to make outdoor spaces more accessible.

Camping is about appreciating the wilderness—so don’t destroy it in the process. Read our how-to guide to learn ways to reduce your footprint outdoors.
Outdoor Life
6 Tips for Eco-Friendly Camping

Camping is about appreciating the wilderness—so don’t destroy it in the process. Read our how-to guide to learn ways to reduce your footprint outdoors.

Looking for something to do with Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not soak up the natural beauty of a wildflower hike? Here are eight of the best wildflower hikes in the U.S.
Outdoor Life
Mother’s Day Activities - Wildflower Hikes

Looking for something to do with Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not soak up the natural beauty of a wildflower hike? Here are eight of the best wildflower hikes in the U.S.

Whether embarking on an off-grid adventure or simply stepping into the backyard, here’s everything you need to know about creating the perfect outdoor workspace.
Outdoor Life
How To Set Up an Outdoor Office

Whether embarking on an off-grid adventure or simply stepping into the backyard, here’s everything you need to know about creating the perfect outdoor workspace.

Captains For Clean Water, an organization of boat captains & fishermen, is pushing a cluster of 68 Eco projects dubbed Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Outdoor Life
Earth Day Action: How Anglers Are Saving Our Waterways

Captains For Clean Water, an organization of boat captains & fishermen, is pushing a cluster of 68 Eco projects dubbed Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

For April Fools’ Day, here's a list of five youth-friendly, outdoor pranks that are totally harmless and involve fun treats or surprises.
Outdoor Life
5 April Fools’ Day Pranks For Kids

For April Fools’ Day, here's a list of five youth-friendly, outdoor pranks that are totally harmless and involve fun treats or surprises.

In honor of our fierce founder Gert Boyle, we’ve revamped our outdoor guide to bring you in-depth stories and expert advice for all of your outdoor adventures.
Outdoor Life
Columbia’s New Tough Mother Outdoor Guide

In honor of our fierce founder Gert Boyle, we’ve revamped our outdoor guide to bring you in-depth stories and expert advice for all of your outdoor adventures.

Here’s a list of a handful of outdoor activities that make great Valentine’s Day dates, along with the best couples’ outfits to do them in.
Outdoor Life
Get Outside with Your Sweetie in Cute Matching Gear

Here’s a list of a handful of outdoor activities that make great Valentine’s Day dates, along with the best couples’ outfits to do them in.

Camping season may be several months away, but wilderness chef Sophie Hollingsworth is already talking about ways to improve your outdoor culinary game this spring.
Outdoor Life
Top Secrets for Making Amazing Campfire Meals

Camping season may be several months away, but wilderness chef Sophie Hollingsworth is already talking about ways to improve your outdoor culinary game this spring.

We’ve made a list below of some of the simplest and most enjoyable winter activities to do outside with the kiddos—for you and for them.
Outdoor Life
Kid-Friendly Winter Activities To Get Them Outside

We’ve made a list below of some of the simplest and most enjoyable winter activities to do outside with the kiddos—for you and for them.

If it’s your first time snowshoeing, check out these tips to help you make the most of your experience.
Outdoor Life
5 Tips For Your First Snowshoeing Adventure

If it’s your first time snowshoeing, check out these tips to help you make the most of your experience.