Tips & Tricks

Outdoor folks aren't like lawyers; they'll give you all the advice you want for free. Use these tips from the pros to step up your game.

zipper failure, camping, Bozeman, tent zipper
Colleen Tretter
Tent-care tips. Outdoorspeople know there are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and zipper failure. None are any fun, and I’ll avoid the first two, but hopefully these tips will help you with the latter inevitability. Read more >>
Kayak Technique, Spring Kayaking
Brian Fletcher
Improving your paddling technique.  Read more >>
Skin Track How-to, Backcountry Touring, Montana
Drew Pogge
Strategy in the skintrack.  Read more >>
Skiing Couples, Madison Range, Montana Backcountry
Cassidy Randall
Learning from a (way) better skier.  Read more >>
Cold-Weather Tips, Winter Survival
Ballinger, Adrian
Five tips for staying warm. Read more >>
Ski Tuning, Ski Bozeman, Bozeman Ski Shops
Coulthard, Ashley
Keep 'em sharp. Read more >>
clove hitch knot, climbing, tie
England, Mike
Essential knots, part 2.  Read more >>
camp coffee, brewing coffee, how to pack coffee
Lewis, Jimmy
Coffee isn't optional. Read more >>
Sinay, Ken
Once the snow falls, there’s no better time than winter for “reading sign.” Whether snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or surveying the landscape from a chairlift, picking out animal tracks and trails can enhance any outdoor experience. Read more >>
Keyes, Fletcher
Every Montana angler with a conscience should keep in mind that fishing is a brutal sport. Read more >>
Dropper Rigs, Montana, Fly Fishing
Kurt Dehmer
It’s a fact that the tug of a fish on the end of your line releases chemicals in the pleasure center of the brain. This in turn causes an angler to seek out that experience more often, like an addict. Read more >>
DIY Pete, DIY Bike Storage
Pete Sveen
Wall-mounted bike storage.  Read more >>
Grizzly Outfitters, Boot Fitting
Pogge, Drew
Your feet are worth the investment. Read more >>
Jump Turn How-to, Steep Skiing, Bridger Bowl
Kirk, Karin
Jump-turn technique. Read more >>
DIY Pete Ski Rack, DIY Ski Rack
Pete Sveen
DIY ski storage. Read more >>
Bowline knot, rafting knots
England, Mike
Essential knots, part 1. Read more >>
Powder Skiing, Montana, skiing myths
Kirk, Karin
A closer look at common skiing lore. Read more >>
Fishing in Montana, Cheap fishing, fishing frugality, fishing budget
Way, John
Fishing trips that won't break the bank Read more >>
floating
Dehmer, Kurt
Pro tips for boat trips Read more >>
Ruby River, fly-fishing, fishing in Montana, Montana river
Hartman, Justin
The river to wadeNestled in the Gravelly and Ruby Mountains outside Alder, the Ruby River flows from Ruby Reservoir. Narrower than most of the major rivers in southwest Montana, the Ruby offers unique and rewarding fishing. Read more >>
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