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Totally Free, Genuinely Useful Camping Gear

This isn’t another listicle telling you to put your headlamp on your water bottle to turn it into a lantern. These are genuinely useful upgrades you can make to your current camping setup, without spending any money whatsoever.<p>Set a Bear Alarm with Your Camp Cup<p>Tie your metal camping cup next to …

Outdoors Gear

The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

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Gardening

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Landscape Photography

10 Easy Camping Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's a lot to love about pitching a tent, stoking a campfire, and spending a few days in the great outdoors. While meals are more simplified …

Free Intro to Backpacking Email Course

<b>INTRO TO BACKPACKING COURSE</b><p>This free beginners backpacking course will walk you through everything you need to plan & prepare for your next …

49 Outdoor Skills and Projects to Try When Camping

Planning your spring outdoor adventure?Try these skills and projects, even if it’s in your backyard. In fact, your backyard may be the best place to …

You've Been Packing Your Backpack All Wrong

Most hikers will tell you that there is no one right way to load up your backpack, instead advising you to find what works for you personally. And that's good advice, but there are still some guidelines you should follow to make sure the load is balanced, which will help you hike longer and farther …

Creative use of Shutter speed and Aperture

Illuminated Course Bundle – 55% Off<p>Create brilliant photographs in any lighting conditions.<p>For Limited Time Only<p>7Days6Hours8Minutes36Seconds<p>Find Out …

Backcountry Nutrition 101: Planning Backpacking Meals to Stay Fit and Fueled

One of the most daunting tasks of planning a multi-day backpacking trip or other backcountry expedition is meal planning.<p>How much food do you need to …

This Morning Stretch Routine Will Get You Off to the Best Start

If you wake up the way I was once wont to do, then your morning goes something like this: You roll out of bed after hitting snooze one too many …

11 Hidden Attractions Locals Keep To Themselves In Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park is part art exhibit, part playground. And because it's not far north of the Twin Cities, it's easily accessible to those who …

Want To Be Perceived As a Great Leader? Know this Now

Take control of how others define your reputation.<p>Our subconscious mind starts evaluating people the minute we meet them. Can I trust this person? Do they seem happy? Are they qualified? Reputation and how we're perceived is critical when navigating relationships and business ventures.<p>Want to …

Leadership

Top 5 Best Packable Camping Stoves for Backpacking 2018

If backpack space and weight is a pivotal part of your back country and hiking experiences, you’re familiar with the absolute necessity of an …

How to Build a Drip Irrigation System - DIY

Proper watering is one of the most important aspects of growing your own vegetables. On a recent trip to Virginia, I met Scott and Susan Hill of Hill …

Gardening

The Best Makeup You Can Buy at the Drugstore

Even if you love makeup, looking for the perfect product is a daunting task. If you’re on a budget, like most of us, it can be nearly impossible. That’s not for lack of selection: Visit any drugstore or pharmacy and makeup is the first thing you see when you walk in.<p>You’re hit with an endless wall …

Makeup

What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

Around this time a few years ago, I bought my first pack. I remember going to the local trail store with my tax return sittin’ pretty in my bank …

Improve Your Flexibility With These Yoga Poses

If you ask people why they exercise, most will say to stay healthy, keep fit, or because it makes them feel good. Not a lot will mention flexibility …

Yoga

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Don’t Die in the Woods Survival Tent

Price: $17 | BuyThis compact and lightweight pouch belongs in every outdoor travel kit. It packs an emergency 2-person tent made from tear-resistant, …

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

This 30-minute core strengthening workout from CLUB Pilates brings the reformer-based class right to your living room–at no cost.<p>Strengthening your …

Exercise

5 Easy DIY Life Hacks to Make Common Projects Less Annoying

You wouldn’t hire a professional carpenter to come to your house to hang a simple picture frame, right? And calling a plumber to repair a little …

DIY

This Couple Quit Their Jobs To Take an Epic Six-Month Road Trip. Here's Their Route—and Budget

Take a look at their stunning photos 😍<p>Nick Paquette always knew he wanted to travel when he was in college. But between classes and tuition, he …

Personal Finance

The 36 best things you can buy at REI's huge winter clearance sale

<i>The Insider Picks 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>REI/Facebook<p>No matter what time of year it is, there's always something you can do outside. If you love the outdoors, you'll find a way to …

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

9 yoga poses to help you live your most healthy, vibrant life

In the midst of a heart-pumping workout, you’re probably <i>not</i> contemplating the long-term consequences of every single burpee and plank jack on your …

EDITORIAL: The 11th Essential

Most outdoor enthusiasts are well versed in the Ten Essentials — a list of recommended items or systems to help ensure you’re prepared if your …

Outdoors

The Best Menstrual Cup

After spending 30 hours on research and testing 23 different cups from 13 different manufacturers, we found that the MeLuna Classic is the best cup …

Nat Geo Gives Us the 15 Skills Every Adventurer Needs

Have you ever thought about all of the skills that an explorer or adventurer needs in order to survive on a challenging expedition? If so, then I …

Mountaineering

5 Military Rucking Rules Every Backpacker Should Know

Rucking” is the military term for hiking under load. As you can imagine, this is a huge issue for the military, as soldiers must wear body armor and …