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The Best Articles in Outdoors

The most useful articles and videos in Outdoors from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Outdoors Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Outdoors by Refind users.

  1. The Danish tradition we all need now
  2. How to enjoy running
  3. The beginner’s guide to running
  4. Horse-human cooperation is a neurobiological miracle
  5. Jim Harris Was Paralyzed. Then He Ate Magic Mushrooms.

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

What is ...?

New to Outdoors? These articles make an excellent introduction.

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Outdoors—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Outdoors.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Outdoors, including:

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Craig Mod

Walking TOKIO TŌKYŌ TOKYO² from Jan 16 - 23, 2023, subscribe here: http://craigmod.com/ridgeline/154/ http://mastodon.social/@craigmod

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Hip2trek

Outdoor Blogger, recovered from hip surgery, passionate about getting kids outside. Next challenge: Student Physio 👣 Views own.

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Outside

A run, hike, ride, or meditation can change everything. Live Bravely! IG: @outsidemagazine Newsletters: http://outsideonline.com/newsletters Cover photo: Mark Fleming

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Sidetracked Magazine

Print and online journal. Inspiring photography and stories of adventures, unique journeys, expeditions and exploration. Tweets by @John_Summerton and the team

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Outdoors, including:

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Outside

A run, hike, ride, or meditation can change everything. Live Bravely! IG: @outsidemagazine Newsletters: http://outsideonline.com/newsletters Cover photo: Mark Fleming

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Bicycling Magazine

Join the ride for expert advice, inspiration, news, product reviews and more. Sign up for our newsletter: https://www.bicycling.com/email/bicycling-newsletter

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PodiumRunner

PodiumRunner is for all runners dedicated to achieving their personal best. Step Up to Your PR.

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Vox

Understand the news. Support Vox with a contribution: http://vox.com/give-now

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We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Outdoors?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Outdoors, including Outside, Bicycling Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, PodiumRunner, Vox, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Outdoors?

We follow dozens of thought leaders in Outdoors, including Craig Mod, Hip2trek, Outside, Sidetracked Magazine, Travel + Leisure.

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