Halloween, Wilderness Press

The Scariest Things That Can Happen on a Hike

Halloween is here! If you frighten easily, that means all the ghosts and goblins will soon disappear for another year. Or will they? Every day can be Halloween in the woods if you encounter some of these terrifying tricks on the trail. Lose cell phone service You get...

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How to Wear Flannel, Wilderness Press

How to Properly Wear Flannel

If fall had a dress code, it'd be flannel. And boots and puffy vests and knit hats, but we're gathered here today to talk about flannel. You're probably thinking to yourself, "What does a guidebook publisher know about fashion?" Admittedly less than Outside Magazine (we will...

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How to Eat Tacos on the Trail, Wilderness Press, SortaBeta, Cinco de Mayo, trail tacos

How to Eat Tacos on the Trail

Today is Cinco de Mayo. It's also a Saturday. You have a very important decision to make. Do you spend the day partying hard like every other Cinco celebrator, or do you make yourself somewhat productive and take the party to the trails? Yeah, that's what...

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sortabeta, slushy snow season, wilderness press

Why We All Hate Slushy Snow Season

Seriously. It's going to be May (yep, did that on purpose so you'd get an ear worm) tomorrow. And after May comes summer. Yet somehow it's still slushy snow season. Slushy snow season. The bitter battle between winter and spring. Neither season wants to relent. And...

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How to dress for spring, sortabeta, wilderness press

How to Dress for Outdoor Adventures in the Spring

Spring is such an idyllic time of year. The cold, gray winter is over, plants are blooming, animals are frolicking, the sun is shining. Perfect. So perfect. Yeah, right. Spring is perfect in theory. In reality, it's angry and unpredictable and beautiful and cold and warm...

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Tips for sleeping at Walmart, Wilderness Press

Best Tips for Sleeping at Walmart

"Wait, what? Why would anyone sleep at a Walmart?" you may be wondering. Full campground. Cancelled reservations. Stormy weather. Lack of BLM land. Feeling unsafe. Whatever the reason, Walmart is a reliable and safe sleeping option. First of all, Walmart officially allows overnight guests. Plus, they're everywhere....

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How to Pee in the Woods, Wilderness Press

How to Pee in the Woods

Peeing in the woods. If you spend any time exploring in the outdoors, you'll end up having to do this sooner or later. And while it sounds self-explanatory, if you've ever tried to pee outside while it's windy, avoiding getting bitten by mosquitoes, or accidentally...

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