Deck the Halls with Parasites and Invasive Species

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Give your family a winter mood boost by going into nature and collecting your own holiday flora

Sporting Goods: An Alternative Gift Guide

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A different approach on gift giving for the outdoorsman

The Path To Infinity And Beyond, With My Son

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John Patrick Weiss on how a children’s film inspired him to make time for loved ones.

Going Downhill With My Father

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For Mike Copperman, a family hike turned into a realization of the roles he and his father share in each other’s lives.

“The Season of Rain is Coming. Hold out Your Hand.”

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The right gear and the right attitude help prepare you for the season of fall doldrums.

The Moral Dilemma of Not Hunting

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When I returned to meat eating after a stint of vegetarianism, I discovered a growing urge to know where my food came from.

Guyhood Call for Submissions: Get Outside, Because “Out is In”

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July is National Parks and Recreation Month and Henry David Thoreau’s birthday. GMP wants your stories about outdoor adventures, misadventures, and everything in between.

This Guy Killed His Father So His Kids Can Kill Him!

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A dad’s advice can be confusing and inspiring. Find out why self-reliance was only achievable after the son “killed” his father.

Guide On the Side: Helping My Friend With Visual Impairment Achieve the Boston Dream

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I knew what he had done to live a healthy, full life with blindness, and I had seen how he climbed whatever mountain was in front of him. It was now Randy’s time to lean on me, and he did.

The Spark Is There, Our Job Is To Ignite It

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Dan Szczesny sees kids who are in awe of nature from the very start, and does all he can to ignite that passion rather than dampen it.

Touching an Ice Age on the Road to Valdez

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Dan Szczesny continues his Alaskan search for discovery by hiking into a glacier.

We Climb, It’s What We Do

Dan and Janelle celebrate atop North Baldface Mountain.

An Excerpt from The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie: A Hiking Journey through New Hampshire’s 52 With a View Mountain List

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

Love Letter Lost

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Years later, Thomas Fiffer can recall every aspect of the letter he wrote to her—how he felt, the way his “e’s” curled—everything except for the words.

Light Fare for the Soul

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A world traveler asks: Can experiential junk food—like a boat ride to a beach resort—ever be spiritually nutritious?

A Guy’s Wilderness Canoeing Adventure

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When young males are without older men as guides to the natural world, it’s easy for them to be completely disconnected from nature.