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Steve Casimiro

If it involves fresh air and the threat of bodily harm, Steve Casimiro does it: skiing (50 days a year), mountain biking (120 days a year), surfing, skateboarding, climbing, backpacking. Makes you wonder how he has time to be a contributing editor for ADVENTURE (see his and Scott Willoughby's new guide to skis and snowboards) and to write and photograph for Outside, Men's Journal, Skiing, and Powder (where he was editor for nine years), among others.

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Is it always true to follow the sun if lost in the woods?

—Butch, Millville, New Jersey

Well, it didn't work for the kids of Blair Witch Project and I'm guessing it won't work for you. The reason, Butch, is that the sun is in a different position throughout the day. I don't know if you've ever noticed, but it rises in the east and sets in the west. Amazing, huh? Now, let's say you've gotten lost to the west of the trailhead, where you left your freshly detailed Chevy Tahoe, and the sun is setting. If you follow the sun, you're only going to go farther west, away from your car! Bad sun! Bad Butch! My advice? Buy a map and compass and learn how to use them. Land Navigation Handbook from Sierra Club Books should get you started.

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