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The Best Bourbon Known To Man

In 1964, Congress declared bourbon the only native spirit of the United States. But in the past decade, the bourbon industry has exploded. While …

Whiskey

My Six Most-Treasured Pieces of Gear

A few weeks back my brother posed a very good question to me:<br>“What do you think about all day?”<br>Having just reached the 1,000-mile marker, I’ve had …

The Best Hikes in the Midwest

The Midwest is certainly not famous for long trails or epic mountain hikes. For example, in my home state of Ohio, the highest point is 1,550-foot …

These 5 Southern Rivers Are Perfect for Fishing and Camping

There’s just something about Southern rivers—the way mountain streams start out chilly high up in the Appalachians, Smokies, and Cumberlands before …

The best air beds for camping

<b>Looking for the very best air bed for a sound night's sleep while on the hoof?</b><p>We tried a range of lightweight air beds for backpacking overnight, and considered them in terms of various criteria, including:<p>Ease and speed of inflation<br>• Comfort<br>• Weight<br>• Pack-ability (i.e. the ease with which they fit into …

The Best Backpacking Food of 2018

Don't just fuel up: indulge with these excellent backcountry-ready meals, snacks, and drinks.Mountain Standard Carrot Cake PancakesCalling these mere …

The 11 Best Wild and Scenic River Trips in America

Congress established National Wild and Scenic Rivers in 1968. The designation applies to waterways that “possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, …

Extreme Sports

Shi Shi Beach Camping and Hiking in Olympic National Park

Adam Mowery's Trip Report<p>Sponsored Trip Report<p>Gear Spread<p>12345678910111213141516<p>Brand<p>Product Name<p>Comments<p>1.<p>Extreme versatility in sizing adjustments. …

The Best Trekking Poles for Backpackers

Improve your balance and save your knees with the best trekking poles on the market.These poles provide shockingly good shock absorption and several …

The 10 Best Campsites in Colorado

Whether you're looking for an easily accessible campground that you can pull your car up to, or a nice challenging backpack trip for the weekend, …

Hiking

The Thru Hiker’s Gear List – Vol. 2

The article below is a follow-up to last year’s most popular post, The Thru Hiker’s Gear List. In a nutshell, it’s a compilation of gear …

10 Best Ventilated Backpacks 0f 2018

Ventilated backpacks, also called suspended-mesh backpacks, keep you cooler and drier when backpacking in hot or humid weather or when you’re …

The Best Everyday Bourbons

Five under-the-radar bottles that will raise your home bar—but not your budget<p>Looking for a few new bottles for your bar? Stacie Stewart can help. The beverage manager at Whiskey Dry, chef Edward Lee’s soon-to-open Louisville, Kentucky, bourbon-and-burger bar, has spent her career honing her palate …

Top Backpacks on the AT: Results from the 2017 Hiker Survey

In this installment of The Trek’s 2017 Hiker Survey, we cover backpacks and shake downs. We asked hikers about the frame type, capacity, brand, and …

Appalachian Trail 101: The Complete Guide For Beginners

So you’ve decided to explore the Appalachian Trail, and you’re struggling to find up-to-date information regarding the trail.<p>Covering everything from …

Appalachian Trail

10 Best Appalachian Trail Section Hikes: from Georgia to Maine

Top 10 Best Hikes on the Appalachian Trail: From GA to ME<p>The Appalachian Trail is a continuous footpath stretching over 2,000 miles from Georgia to …

Here is where to camp and what to see in Ouray, Silverton, Durango, and the Million Dollar Highway.

14 experienced truck campers reveal where to go, what to see, and where to camp in Ouray, Silverton, Durango, and the Million Dollar Highway. The …

You Will Completely Lose It Over These Custom-Made Backpacks

I was deep in the underbelly of the internet, digging through some niche backpacking forum, when I came across a name I’d never seen before: McHale …

The Best Backpacking Tent I’ve Ever Used

The trouble with most ultralight shelters is that they sacrifice livability to achieve their exceptional packability. They’re great to carry, terrible to sleep in. This new Nemo is different. It weighs less than two pounds, but can genuinely accommodate two people comfortably.<p>What Is It?<p>The big …

The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

A hiker’s choice of shelter is an entirely personal decision. Solo hikers who value space over weight often opt for a two-person freestanding tent, …

How to Sh*t in the Woods

Years ago, before becoming a full-time journalist, I worked as a wilderness instructor leading trips for teenagers that emphasized leadership, …

Camping

Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment of 2018

<b>Updated May 2018</b><br>Backpacking season is right around the corner! If you need to retire that water filter and are on the hunt for a new one, you've come …

Backpacking

Meet The Man Who Took 28 Years To Complete The Appalachian Trail

So you’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) but you just don’t have the time? Then speak with Jeffrey H. Ryan, the author of <i>Appalachian Odyssey</i>. His subtitle says it all: <i>A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail</i>.<p>Your read that right. Of course, he hasn’t been out on the legendary trail from …

7 of the most practical hiking backpacks out there

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you have a weekend hiking or camping trip coming up this spring or are looking to trek the whole of Appalachia over the next few months, …

North Face

Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Backpacking Gear of 2017

After thousands of hours of testing and a five-day trek through Colombia, this backpacking gear has earned a place in our pack.<i>View the 11 images of</i> …

Backpacking

8 Things to Know Before You Hike the Appalachian Trail

Before you tackle more than 2,000 miles of the greatest hiking trail in the world, read this.<p>Stretching more than 2,190 miles across 14 different states, the Appalachian Trail may be the best long-distance hiking route in the entire world. Each year, 3 million people trek at least a portion of the …

Key Comparisons – WiFi, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Go Head-To-Head

Speed testing on the dock at sunset...<p>We write a lot about mobile internet topics – come visit our entire resource center. More free articles, video …

Flyfishing Made Easy: 10 Tips for More Trout

Flyfishing for trout isn’t a complicated, difficult sport. A close look reveals that a successful flyfisherman has mastered several basic abilities: …

Fishing

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Near National Parks

If you want to visit the beautiful national parks of the United States on a budget, you're welcome to camp at one of the many affordable sites across …

National Parks

Review: The 6 Best Fishing Kayaks, Put to the Test

Kayaks aren’t just for tree-hugging hippies anymore. Turns out these relatively inexpensive yet capable craft are perfect for chasing everything from …