Ross Collicutt

Ross Collicutt

Ross is an outdoor adventure writer, amateur photographer, and computer programmer based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. When not writing or editing photos for his own website, Pure Outside, he can be found attempting every outdoor sport available. So far he loves backcountry skiing and is terrible at yoga on stand-up paddle boards. You can find him on Instagram @pureoutside.

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5 Survival Knives That Could Save Your Life

These knives are definitely not for everyday carry, but rather for camping, hiking, or having on hand for emergencies.
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New to Nature? Start Backpacking and Camping with Rental Gear from CampCrate

Founders Chad Lawver and Mason Gravley want to make it as easy as possible for beginners to go backpacking.
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Skiing vs Snowboarding: A Brief Breakdown for Beginners

Which is better for beginners: skiing or snowboarding? Can there truly be a winner between the two, or is it entirely personal preference?
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Colin O’Brady is Attempting to Cross Antarctica Solo, Unaided, and Unsupported

Colin O’Brady is attempting an impossible first: be the first person ever to walk 1,000 miles across Antarctica alone with no help and no food caches. To complicate things, British Army Captain Louis Rudd is trying to do the same thing…
Outdoors

From the Office to the Trail, Here’s the Best Dual-Purpose Work Gear

Suits are tough to hike in and fast-drying nylon hiking pants don’t usually fly at the office. So what do you wear to be ready for a day of work, adventure, and a dinner out?
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Stay Fit This Winter with the Best Off-Season Training Gear for Men

We’ve pulled together some essentials for training outside long after the good weather’s gone.