The Outings Corner
The Outings Corner is a column that runs in many issues of our email newsletter. We started publishing them in 2005. Most of the articles that have appeared in this column are on-line below.
Pick the AA or AAA that is best for your application.
Your gift of nature to kids.
How our backpacking trips difficulty is rated.
by Mark Stein
By Kira and Marissa Collins, age 15
Why the Dallas Sierra Club does not allow fires on backpacking trips.
How one of our bus trip participants became a legend.
What can we learn from this tragic accident.
Which one of these bus trip horror stories is true?
To keep yourself hydrated, you have to carry water.
How much salt is in your favorite backpacking food.
A comprehensive look at how to treat blisters.
A Sierra Club life member goes on her first bus trip.
There are a lot of tents out there. Here are some guidelines to help you find the one that's right for you.
Discover Dinosaur Valley State Park.
While breaking in a new pair of boots, this backpacker finds a great new hiking destination.
You can be clean and stink free on your longest trip.
How to cope with all those little biters.
How to have happy feet.
You don't have to stop hiking and camping just because it's cold.
How to maximize your comfort while on one of our bus trips.
How to keep your cool.
How to keep your stuff dry.
How to stay dry, comfortable, and warm.
Don't get fried.
Learn how to record where you have been and what you saw on your trip.
Are your kids ready to backpack? Read this interview with the parents of pint-sized backpackers.
Learn what altitude sickness is and what you can do to prevent or minimize it.
Learn what you should have with you anytime you are going to be off the beaten track.
An Updated Approach to Outdoor Safety
Here is some great advise on how to prepare your car for a trip into the backcountry.
What you should know before hiking in bear country.
Be safe on outings.
Tips on how to survive our bus trips in comfort.
Here are the details of the Leave No Trace principals followed on Sierra Club outings.
Snowshoeing is really quite easy. Find out about this great winter sport.
Here are a bunch of links to just about everything related to backpacking.
If you don't know how to canoe, you need to learn. Here's why.
Looking for a good place to canoe? Here is a list of some of the best flat-water canoe trip in the lower 48.
Need a good reason to visit Big Bend National Park? Check out the natural diversity of the park.