About Us

Our Vision – We Get Better Together

OutdoorEd.com is the place that people come for information on outdoor education. We offer great content from articles to videos, blogs, conference & event listings. document sharing and more. The purpose of OutdoorEd.com is to provide a rich community for professional outdoor and experiential educators to come together and share their knowledge, ideas, questions, and issues. We’ve gathered some of the best people in the business to create and build this site.

Rick Curtis
Founder & CEO
Outdoor Ed

Rick Curtis is the founder and CEO of OutdoorEd.com. Well-known in the outdoor education community, Rick is an experienced author, Web designer and programmer. He has been on the forefront of sharing information through the Web from the very beginning. Rick is an experienced college outdoor program administrator, with over forty years of experience in higher education. He is the author of The Backpacker’s Field Manual widely regarded as the best wilderness field manual available for outdoor programs. Rick is an experienced backpacker, whitewater kayaker, sea kayaker, backcountry Telemark skiier, and winter camper.       

The Backpacker's Field Manual book cover

The best seller used by outdoor programs across the country as a resource and textbook. 

Available in paperback, E-book, and now as an Audiobook at Amazon.com