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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 …

Backpacking

10 Best Pedal Kayaks: The Ultimate List (2018)

Pedal Kayaks are a remarkable innovation in small watercraft. You move faster through the water, are positioned more comfortably than most other …

Kayaking

Top 10 Best Places to Camp in California

<b>California is a mecca for those who love the outdoors. The state is full of natural wonders ranging from the hottest place on the planet to the</b> …

California

National parks where you can find solitude in summer

America’s most popular national parks receive more than 100,000 visitors a month during summer. But other parks fly under the radar.<p>Visitors to lesser-known parks can enjoy uncrowded scenic areas, unpressured ranger interactions and may be able to camp without a reservation. These parks are more …

National Parks

MSR Makes the Best Backpacking Cook System

I recently wrote about all my favorite lightweight backpacking gear in <i>Outside</i>’s Summer Buyer’s Guide. Buy everything I suggest (plus a few choice extras) and your base weight (all your gear excluding water and food) will be around nine pounds—and you’ll be $1,800 poorer. Going light is expensive, …

Hot Ash Mini Wood Burning Rocket Stove

Campers, adventurers and explorers searching for a lightweight wood burning rocket stove may be interested in the new Hot Ash Mini launched via …

The Most Thrilling and Beautiful Vacations to Take If You Love the Outdoors

Heading somewhere to reconnect with nature is the best remedy when you're craving an escape from the daily grind. As much as we love exploring a new …

National Parks

The iPhone Night Vision Hack Every Adventurer Needs

If you own an iPhone, there’s a very simple way to make the device much better for night use. Read on to learn how to save your night vision by …

Tutorials

How to Sleep in Your Truck

As I’ve <i>thoroughly</i> established in the past, I am an avowed enemy of sleeping in or on a vehicle while camping. Doing so compromises important things on your truck, such as safety, fuel economy, and handling, while failing to deliver superior camping comfort. But there are times when that compromise …

The 10 Best Car Camping Spots in America

There's no better way to ease kids into the great outdoors than with a summer camping trip.<p>No matter how avid a backpacker you were before kids, …

The Best Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2018

Sack out in something snug, breathable, and packable.<p>Marmot Ultra Elite 20 ($199)<p>We’d never guess that the Ultra Elite 20 is filled with anything but down—it’s that warm and compressible. But Marmot stuffed the bag with a mix of three cutting-edge synthetic fibers layered together in strips: one …

The Best Knives and Multitools of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

Coursing Through America | 4,750-Mile Canoe Expedition Underway

Canadian photographer and adventurer Jillian Brown grew up idolizing legendary expeditionaries, namely, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. She …

The Best Hiking Socks Money Can Buy

A quality pair of hiking socks can make or break a day on the trail. Your feet are your most important tool when hiking. They’re your means of …

The Best Tents of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

Travel Academy: Everything You Need to Pack for Machu Picchu

The 15th-century fortress, considered the most famous icon of the Inca civilization, is about 7,970 feet above sea level. The high altitude makes it …

Backpacking

Part spider web, part cocoon, Sky-Pod tent dangles cozily over the forest floor

Sky-Pod may be fairly new to market, but it is no Johnny-come-lately in the tree-dangling space. Its design actually dates back to 2002, when it was …

Sleek, compact camper pod grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button

The French aren't the only ones building expandable camping trailers, but they do seem to do it at the highest level. A few years ago, we looked at …

Remote Controls

Combar Outdoor Multi-Tool

We love the idea of a multi-tool – a folding device that can tackle a wide variety of tasks any of its individual components would be unable to …

Check out this tiny Navy SEAL survival kit

If there's one group in the military that's trained to survive in the most horrible conditions known to man, it's the U.S. Navy SEALs.<p>From the icy Arctic to humid jungles, SEALs are prepared for any kind of fight against the enemy at a moment's notice.<p>Sometimes, missions don't go as planned, so …

How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

Almost every outdoor or survival gear list known to mankind includes one very important tool: a knife. In fact, knives are known to be one of the …

Iron, Dopamine, and ADHD

A new book by Scott C. Anderson details the microbiome and the brain..<p>Another study links low cholesterol to depression and suicide attempts.<p>A …

The ‘Kitchen in a Backpack’ that's cooking up a crowdfunding storm

Enthusiastic foodies gobbled up Aquaforno's crowdfunding target in less than one week<p>Billed as the new ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of outdoor cooking after it …

Camping

The 12 Best Hiking Backpacks of 2018

From light daypacks to heavy load haulers, these packs keep your essentials close at hand—and makes carrying them less of a chore.Best Hiking …

Backpacking

Morsel Claims It Builds a Better Spork

Love it or hate it, the spork is a staple of outdoor gear. Now, a brand called Morsel claims to have built a better eating tool for the outdoors.<b>Have</b> …

Kitchens

Review: Mitchell Blend coffee bags | The Great Outdoors

<b>Seriously good coffee bags, ideal for wild camping and backpacking</b><p>How does coffee count as outdoor gear, you might ask? Coffee enthusiasts who are …

Coffee

Top 20 Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen for 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for an outdoorsman in your life? No matter the occasion, we’ve put together an awesome list of thoughtful gifts that any …

Camping

The 7 Best Sleeping Bags of 2018

Bed down better in the backcountry by picking one of these comfy bags.What makes these 7 models the best sleeping bags of the year. It's not just …

Backpacking

Mt. Everest Whiskey Glasses by Whiskey Peaks

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Gear<br>• Whiskey<p>These tumblers have a topographically correct 3D imprint of Mt. Everest in the base, giving you …

Whiskey

Morsel Spork: After 18 months of engineering, meet the ultimate camping utensil

Yes, it's got the forky part, and a cutting edge, and a spoony part. Such things are pedestrian and expected. But unlike a traditional spork, they're …

Yogurt