Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities such as biking, climbing and hiking keep you active during the warmer months. Learn more about snow sports like bobsledding and the Iditarod to keep you moving this winter.

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Not exactly known for being the most attractive fish in the sea, the dogtooth tuna has, in recent years, become increasingly sought after by sport fishermen seeking a challenge.

If you've ever watched a fly fisherman wade into the river and begin to dance his glinting line above the rushing water, you've probably developed an envy of his art -- not to mention his gear.

When you saw the words "helicopter fishing," you probably assumed we were going to tell how to emulate "Madman of the Sea" and "Man vs. Fish" host Matt Watson's feat of diving from a chopper into the Pacific Ocean and landing on the back of a big marlin.


There's no standard rule of thumb for what kind of person might undertake the sport of ice fishing, aside from being able to deal with bitterly cold weather.

Catch-and-release is becoming more and more popular among fishermen who want to make sure the fishing in their favorite spot remains good. It's the purest sort of fishing, practiced by anglers who enjoy the thrill of the fight but want to give a worthy adversary the opportunity to go on living -- and perhaps to fight the line another day.

One of the best parts about camping is the food, and there are some classic meals that were made for the outdoors. We've got 10 that will make you want to set up your tent and get a fire going.

By Brian Boone

Sometimes, camping out is an uphill climb. Here are 10 tips for camping safely and enjoyably at high altitude.

By Gerlinda Grimes


Do you love camping but long for something a little different? Why not replace your sunny campsite with a blanket of snow?

By Thomas Moore

Think you can pitch your tent just anywhere? Think again. Which areas should you avoid, and what makes the perfect campsite?

By Clint Pumphrey

Does camping have to mean lugging a hefty stack of canned goods in your backpack? Cut down on weight and waste with some new alternatives.

By Alison Kim Perry

You wouldn't set out on a long road trip with no fuel or GPS. So you certainly shouldn't start a long hike without the proper gear, either. We'll show you five important things to bring.

By Chris Warren


Sure, you could munch on energy bars all journey long, but nothing beats a hot meal after a tough day on the trail. What tools do you need to cook it?

By Clint Pumphrey

Hiking a long trail like the Appalachian takes stamina and strength. We'll tell you how you can get fit and prepared to take on the trails.

By John Perritano

Want to reconnect with nature on a camping trip? Well you better know how to set up a campsite 'cuz things tend to get wild after the sun goes down.

By Mark Boyer

How to change lanes and make left turns on a bike. In this article, learn how to change lanes and make left turns while on a bike.

By Andrew Posner, Planet Green


It will soon be time to go back to school for most college students. Many live on campus and can simply walk to class, but others live too far for that and have to find something faster than feet. Learn more about choosing a bike for college.

By Michael Graham Richard, Planet Green

You don't need me to tell you that bicycles are good for the planet and good for your health. Learn more aobut the 22 weird and somewhat useful bicycle facts for staying green on 2 wheels.

By Mickey Z., Planet Green

You're headed camping, and you're armed with the essentials: a tent, some munchies and your laptop. Wait, laptop?! For Internet-obsessed campers who want to have their wilderness experience (and surf the net), we've got 5 related gadget suggestions.

By Gerlinda Grimes

If you're going camping, you need to know how to keep a bear out of your tent. Learn about how to keep a bear out of your tent while camping in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors


Do you want to learn how to use Google Maps cycling directions to plan your bike route? Learn how to use Google Maps cycling directions in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Different bait works for different fish and different fishing locations, so it's important to know how to choose your bait when fishing. Learn how to choose your bait when fishing in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Barefoot running continues to be debated among runners, but what if you want just a little protection for your tootsies? Scope out your options and find out about barefoot running shoes.

By Nathan Chandler & Craig Haggit

Roof racks can give travelers some much needed space on their long road trips. But if you install a roof rack incorrectly or pack it too tightly, you’ll be chasing your unmentionables down the highway.

By Emilie Sennebogen


Fishermen are very serious about their craft, and they keep their gear in top condition. Whether they carry one rod or 20, getting their tools to their choice of fishing spot can take some maneuvering. You can just tie your rod to your roof and be off.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Everyone loves exploring the great outdoors … until hunger strikes. Nothing puts a damper on camping quite like a sad supper of beanie-weenies. Here's everything you need to know about packing, prepping and plating food for mealtime in the great outdoors.

By Natalie Kilgore