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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.
Ever wonder why hikers carry trekking poles? Here are nine reasons to love them.
Hiking
THE BENEFITS OF HIKING POLES: DO YOU REALLY NEED THEM?

Ever wonder why hikers carry trekking poles? Here are nine reasons to love them.

From tiny chameleons to protected parks, here are some reasons to keep the faith.
Outdoor Life
7 ENVIRONMENTAL WINS THAT GIVE US HOPE THIS EARTH DAY

From tiny chameleons to protected parks, here are some reasons to keep the faith.

Pro ultra-runner Yassine Diboun found freedom from substance abuse through trail running.
Trail Running
HOW ONE MAN CONQUERED ADDICTION THROUGH THE OUTDOORS

Pro ultra-runner Yassine Diboun found freedom from substance abuse through trail running.

Here’s everything you need to know about taking rainy-day hikes.
Hiking
TIPS FOR HIKING IN THE RAIN

Here’s everything you need to know about taking rainy-day hikes.

Life seem too busy? Feel stuck inside all the time? Here are some simple ways to get outside more
Outdoor Life
14 EASY WAYS TO SPEND MORE TIME OUTDOORS

Life seem too busy? Feel stuck inside all the time? Here are some simple ways to get outside more

Check out our quick-guide to the pros and cons of natural down versus synthetic insulation.
Gear
DOWN VS. SYNTHETIC INSULATION: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Check out our quick-guide to the pros and cons of natural down versus synthetic insulation.

Planning a trip to the mountain? We reached out to an expert ski instructor to answer all of your questions
Winter Sports
YOUR TOP SKI AND SNOWBOARD QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Planning a trip to the mountain? We reached out to an expert ski instructor to answer all of your questions

Planning a cold-weather camping trip? Check out these tips to maximize your winter excursion
Outdoor Life
5 TIPS FOR WINTER CAMPING

Planning a cold-weather camping trip? Check out these tips to maximize your winter excursion

When the temperature drops and the colder months stretch out seemingly endlessly, it can feel tempting to hole up and hibernate, but there’s a particular kind of joy to be had in getting outdoors during winter.
Outdoor Life
WINTER ACTIVITIES TO BRING YOU JOY IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

When the temperature drops and the colder months stretch out seemingly endlessly, it can feel tempting to hole up and hibernate, but there’s a particular kind of joy to be had in getting outdoors during winter.

A Swiss freestyle skier, Sarah Hoefflin knows a thing or two about facing challenges head on and the importance of preparation: not only physically, but mentally too. Here she tells us about how she deals with stress, why visualisation is key and where else she’d like to venture on her skis.
Ask the Pros
PREPARING FOR THE OLYMPICS WITH SARAH HOEFFLIN

A Swiss freestyle skier, Sarah Hoefflin knows a thing or two about facing challenges head on and the importance of preparation: not only physically, but mentally too. Here she tells us about how she deals with stress, why visualisation is key and where else she’d like to venture on her skis.