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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.
Love the outdoors, but hate the chore of applying sunscreen all day? Learn more about recent study by OHSU on the effectiveness of UPF clothing.
Gear
Why Scientists Say UPF Clothing is Better Than Sunscreen

Love the outdoors, but hate the chore of applying sunscreen all day? Learn more about recent study by OHSU on the effectiveness of UPF clothing.

Ever wonder why some hikers carry poles on the trails? Learn more about the benefits of using hiking pole on your next adventure.
Hiking
The Benefits of Hiking Poles: Do You Really Need Them?

Ever wonder why some hikers carry poles on the trails? Learn more about the benefits of using hiking pole on your next adventure.

Discover how an Oregon Therapist is helping men deal with depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles by teaching them to fish.
Fishing
How Fishing is Helping Men Navigate Mental Health Struggles

Discover how an Oregon Therapist is helping men deal with depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles by teaching them to fish.

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s guide for unique Mother’s Day gifts for hikers, campers, and outdoor-loving moms.
Gear
The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s guide for unique Mother’s Day gifts for hikers, campers, and outdoor-loving moms.

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

From weight to durability, discover what factors to consider when finding the right trail running shoe for you.
Trail Running
How to Choose Trail Running Shoes

From weight to durability, discover what factors to consider when finding the right trail running shoe for you.

Before you head out into the wilderness, learn and practice these 4 wilderness survival skills.
Hiking
4 Wilderness Survival Skills You Can Practice in Your Backyard

Before you head out into the wilderness, learn and practice these 4 wilderness survival skills.

Discover the story of Pro ultra-runner Yassine Diboun, and how trail running and spending time outdoors helped him find freedom from substance abuse.
Trail Running
How One Man Conquered Addiction Through the Outdoors

Discover the story of Pro ultra-runner Yassine Diboun, and how trail running and spending time outdoors helped him find freedom from substance abuse.

Learn more about the importance of breathability in outdoor gear from Columbia Sportswear’s senior director of innovation.
Gear
What Does 'Breathability' Mean In Outdoor Clothes?

Learn more about the importance of breathability in outdoor gear from Columbia Sportswear’s senior director of innovation.

Feeling like you are stuck inside all the time? Discover Columbia Sportswear's list of 14 easy ways to spend more time outdoors.
Outdoor Life
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 the adventure and fun of rainy-day hiking with Columbia Sportswear's pro-tips and a list of gear you will need for a hike in the rain.
Hiking
Tips for Hiking in the Rain

Discover the adventure and fun of rainy-day hiking with Columbia Sportswear's pro-tips and a list of gear you will need for a hike in the rain.

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

From Alaska to Vermont, here are the best places for spring skiing.
Skiing
The Best Spring Skiing Spots in the North America

From Alaska to Vermont, here are the best places for spring skiing.

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