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The New American Dream Is a Rent-Free Life on the Road
When the Corporate World Failed Them, Vanlife Offered a New American Dream

Why this writer left their corporate life to renovate a 1979 RV and what the nomadic lifestyle can mean for Black & Queer communities

Navigating Deadly Whitewater and Inequality in the Outdoors
How My Worst Whitewater Wreck Forced Me to Look At Inequality in the Outdoors

During a pandemic, before a cross country move, after a terrifying swim, I began to question my place in the outdoors

How Ice Climbing Moved From Niche to Mainstream
How Ice Climbing & Ice Festivals Moved From Niche to Mainstream

In just two decades the esoteric activity has grown from some 50,000 active participants to over 3 million in American alone

Field Mag Editor's 5 Favorite Features of 2018
Our 5 Favorite Features of 2018

From heart felt personal essays on adventure and family to adrenaline inducing recounts of climbing Denali, these features struck a cord

Why I Train for City Marathons on Mountain Trails
Why This Olympian Trains for Marathons on Mountain Trails

Olympic runner Sarah Attar on the profound effects of embracing nature as an athlete and artist

Why I Ditched Digital to Embrace Film Photography
Why I Ditched Digital to Embrace Film Photography

Professional photographer Natalie Allen lays out why she switched to analog image making, and how it changed the way she shoots

Op-Ed: The Power of Camping as Vacation
Op-Ed: Why You Don't Need That Fancy Retreat

Time spent car camping around California inspires a conversation on the importance of inclusion and power of nature in escaping burnout

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