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17 Camping Gear Fails You Never Want to Make Again

We've all done some stupid stuff while camping. Let's learn from our mistakes.<p><b>Not bringing warm enough clothes:</b> This is the number one mistake I see. Inevitably, someone has failed to realized that the mountains are colder than the city or that the desert can be, too. Or, they think, “45 degrees? I …

Backpacking

10 Trips to Make a Backpacker for Life

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>We long for the wild. We yearn for quiet peaks, undisturbed lakes, and stretches of lonely trail. Though we experience them alone, it’s …

Hiking

Easy Ways to Explore Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State

<i>Mount Rainier, Washington State's glorious stratovolcano, as seen from Reflection Lakes. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>If you've ever been to the city of Seattle and looked off into the distance on a nice day, you have undoubtedly seen a glimpse of Mount Rainier on the southern horizon rising like a …

National Parks

National park tips: Here's the coziest old lodge you've never heard of

You'll need to do some advance work to get a reservation, but Lassen Volcanic National Park's underappreciated Drakesbad Guest Ranch, about 170 miles north of Sacramento, is a rare throwback that's worth it.<p>It's a summertime lodge and rustic cabins (set to open June 2, 2017), that go back to 1900. …

How to Make Your Own Pill Bottle Survival Kit

<b>Pill Bottle –</b> I wrapped my pill bottle with 550 paracord. Believe it or not, that’s actually 10′ of cord! I also hooked a figure 8 key ring on the …

10 Epic National Park Lodges to Book RN

When most people road trip to an epic US national park, they sleep under the stars, slumbering in tents and waking up to every sound, thinking it’s a bear. Then there’s the rest of us, who don’t camp and won’t even go glamping. To enjoy the great outdoors, we need a soft bed, hot running water and …

National Parks

Airstream Basecamp Trailer

Airstream have introduced the Basecamp, a compact and rugged travel trailer which combines the brand´s classic aluminum-sided look with …

Living with the Maggiolina Extreme Tent – Expedition Portal

Yakima SkyRise raises the roof on car-top tent camping, gets shady for tailgating

Coming next spring to a campsite near you is the new Yakima SkyRise roof-top tent. Available in two sizes, the SkyRise will sleep up to three people …

An Eater's Guide to Chicago

Chicago is no longer a simple meat and potatoes town. Restaurants in the nation's third-largest city have grown to a level of sophistication that rival any food scene in the country. Consider this your guide to the best food and drink the city has to offer.<p>Welcome to the Land of Fine Dining …

Texas

18 Underrated National Parks

Time to add these wonders to your bucket list.

The Olympic National Park offers hiking trails in four amazing regions

The post The Olympic National Park offers hiking trails in four amazing regions appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comOlympic National Park …

Hiking

The Airstream BaseCamp is the Tiny Luxury Trailer You Never Knew You Wanted

Size matters not.<p>4.7K<p>SHARES<p>Airstream's silver campers are legendary for both their appealing mid-century style as well as for the lavish living they …

The best places for hiking near Chicago

Whether you’re the rugged, outdoorsy type or you can barely cross the street without tripping, there’s a hiking trail for you near Chicago. Our city …

Smoke Roasted Chicken Thighs with Maple Barbecue Sauce

We're big fans of chicken thighs because they're very tasty and easy to prepare, and they have just enough fat to stay moist on the grill. This is a …

Twenty New Fly Patterns to Try This Summer

Every year, a handful of major fly retailers vet thousands of new submissions from hopeful tiers looking to go -major league with their patterns, but …

Finally, a Completely Waterproof Pair of Crew Socks

It's about time.<p>55.1K<p>SHARES<p>There are few things worse in modern life than wet socks. Whether it's attempting to stay dry while camping or getting …

Recipe: Bourbon Bacon Chicken Wings

Bacon paste and bourbon bbq sauce make for an irresistible wing!

BBQ

BBQ 101: How to Grill Chicken Wings

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>4 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano<br>1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary<br>1/4 cup olive oil<br>Kosher salt, freshly ground …