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Let’s get back to basics! In this lesson, Elaine Johnson, associate food editor at Sunset magazine, walks you through the most essential campground cooking skills, including: using a camp stove, working with cast iron skillets and camp grills, and building a fire for cooking. You will also learn two simple, crowd-pleasing recipes for breakfast and dinner.


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Snowboarding may be an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors and exercise, but its important to maintain proper form to remain in control. In this lesson, Mike from Section 8 Snowsport Institute demonstrates how to keep your upper body stable through short radius open turns, which build speed rapidly. Learn how to keep your upper body stable, while using your legs to alternately push and pull you through turns. Don’t let the mountain control you, control the mountain!


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Leave no camper hungry or thirsty! In this lesson, Sunset Magazine reveals the 10 things you must know about providing food and drinks for your fellow adventures. Get delicious recipes for campground staples, like s'mores -- as well as more adventurous recipes, such as bacon-wrapped dates and negronis for happy hour. You'll also learn a few practical skills, like how to wash dishes and plan for emergencies.


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Self-arrest is an essential skill for every mountaineer! Like any good Boy Scout, be prepared for the worst by rehearsing this survival skill many times before going into steep terrain. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use an ice axe to stop sliding after a slip, and when to throw your feet during self-arrest. Get acquainted with the pick of your axe and don’t forget to practice your self-arrest technique before you actually need it!


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A mountaineer’s greatest tool is awareness! By paying attention to conditions and having a rehearsed self-arrest plan, you’ll be able to safely climb steep snowfields. In this wilderness lesson, learn how to hike on snow by building steps. This is especially important for the lead climber, who is setting the trail for the rest of the group. Then, get a step-by-step lesson on snow climbing’s life-saving skill: the self-arrest. Learn how to carry an ice axe, and how to use it in an emergency!


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If you find yourself in need of an anchor in a snowfield, would you know what to do? In this must-watch lesson for every climber and mountaineer, learn how to judge snow quality and make a T-slot anchor using an ice axe. You’ll also get tips on how much slack to leave in your rope, how to belay, and how to make a body belay. Soon, you’ll be ready for anything from crevasse rescue to bringing someone up a steep snow slope.


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The most poorly named knot in the history of mankind happens to be the best choice for rappelling! Learn how to tie a Euro Death Knot to join two ropes. Also known as an Overhand Knot, this configuration is a safe, fast, and easy-to-tie knot that runs on its flat side when pulled, reducing the chance of your rope getting stuck while rappelling down a big, lonely wall. The knot also comes apart easily and can be adapted as an anchor.


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Want to strengthen your mountaineering skills by learning the King of Knots? Meet the Bowline. This knot can be used in countless situations, such as for an anchor or during a rescue, and is a go-to for how to attach a rope to a tree or post. No matter how much force you apply to this knot, when you’re done using it, it slips apart easily by just using your fingers. Practice this knot at the end of a rope, or learn how to tie a bowline on a bight in this short lesson from Climbing Tools.


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You can light my fire anytime using this sure-fire fire starter! Sarah Mock from How to Pinch a Penny shows you how to take old things lying around the house including egg cartons, shredded paper, and dryer lint to make an easy fire-starter that will let you light your bonfire or fire pit on the first try (not to mention, put old materials to a good use)!


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If you’re hitting the beach, why not hit the waves? Part 1 of 8, this lesson from Canggu Surf School introduces you to the basics of surfing. Learn about the parts of a surfboard (nose, tail, rail, deck, din, and leash), the surf break, and different kinds of tides. See how to position your body, legs, and arms on the surfboard, and get step-by-step instructions on how to paddle. You’ll also hear about some of the common problems in surfing form and how best to avoid them.


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If you've mastered the 180 front flip of parkour, it's time to get a little more hardcore. Nick Provost offers parkour training that teaches you the aerial twist, a great way to get over or off of any obstacle. Learn the run up, foot position, and arm movements you need to successfully pull off this impressive move.


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The Munter hitch is an essential climbing knot every mountaineer should know! Sometimes called the Crossing Hitch or the Italian hitch, this versatile knot can be used to rappel or belay. When you add the Munter mule and the Monster Munter, you’ve got powerful tools at your disposal for escaping the climbing system or controlling heavy loads. Climbers and cavers can learn all three of these knots in this quick lesson from Climbing Tools!


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Are you a beginner climber looking to learn how to tie into a harness? Get prepared for your next outing with this simple to learn and easy to remember knot. Expert climber and mountain guide Mike Barter will show you how to tie a rethreaded figure eight knot into a harness, as well as how to tie into an anchor using a figure eight on a bight. This strong and safe knot is the most common way climbers tie in and a must-know for students.


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Jumps onto boxes or rails look impressive when other snowboarders do them, but everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you have been snowboarding for ages or are still a beginner, this lesson on jibbing is for you. Mike and Marthe from Section 8 Snowsport Institute demonstrate tips for jibbing on the slopes—how to stabilize yourself, and practice maneuvers you can do on flat land (so it will hurt less when you fall). You’ll be dominating the half pipes and rails in no time!


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Don't want to be without some emergency paracord? Why not carry it with you and accessorise at the same time? Outdoor Concepts teaches you to braid paracord into a bracelet, burn the edges to prevent fraying, and then create an adjustable strap so that it's easy to slip on and off. Cute and practical, you never know when this particular fashion statement might come in handy!


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New to mountaineering or vertical ice climbing? This lesson will teach you everything you need to know about how to use an ice axe for a safer and easier trek. This essential tool is often used for balance and stability, as well as an improvised anchor and method of self-arrest. Learn how to carry an ice axe and what type of ice axe is best for certain conditions. Between the basic ice axe and the technical ice axe, this tool is much more than the walking sticks of its origin!


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Having a hard time getting your skis to grip the snow when turning? If so, you aren’t alone! Difficulty getting skis to grip is a common problem, and often the result of one of two things— and they both have to do with the way you move your body. In this lesson, Tobin from Section 8 Snowsport Institute has a great tip to get your body in the correct “C” shape while turning, which will have your skis gripping and steering you expertly on the slopes.


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If you're a mountaineer or into rock climbing, rappelling, caving, or canyoneering, you've most likely heard of the Prusik, Klemheist, or French Prusik. These sliding knots are essential for outdoor climbers and used for many improvised scenarios, from crevasse rescue to rope retrieval. In this mountaineering lesson, learn how to tie all three knots. Then, practice each one; though the knots perform the same function, they act different depending on conditions.


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There are plenty of fish in the sea - and plenty of surfers at the beach... so, what should you keep in mind when catching waves in a crowded ocean? Part 8 of 8 from Canggu Surf School, this lesson covers basic surf etiquette - learn how to identify which surfer has dibs on a wave, and other rules for playing nicely with your fellow surfers.


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