Jeffrey Jewell

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Here's What It Takes to Hike the John Muir Trail

A few months ago, I summed up the lessons from a study of mountain hikers in the Austrian Alps. In a nutshell, people tend to fall when they’re descending, even in good weather and good trail conditions, and especially when they’re male. That’s useful to know (even if some of those risk factors are …

Fatmap Is Like Google Earth (on Steroids) for Hikers

Not long ago, my girlfriend and I set out for a 20-mile mountain bike ride in the Gila National Forest, in southern New Mexico. We had plenty of food and water, but we were armed with only vague directions and a mimeographed trail map from a local bike shop. The ride is remote but …

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

The Best Hikes in Montana's Glacier National Park

More than three million people visit Montana's Glacier National Park every year, and for good reasons: the dramatic landscape of ice-scoured granite …

Hiking

Useful Knots That Everyone Should Know How to Tie

Scott Wadsworth of Essential Craftsman talks about and demonstrates the usefulness of five essential knots that everyone should know how to tie and …

Best Day Hike in Every State

The Best Day Hike in Every State<p>We should preface this by saying that this should really be called “<b>one</b> of the best day hikes in every state”. In …

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

The best camping spots in every state for a cheap summer vacation

Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep patterns.<p>But camping isn't just a prescription for dealing with urban angst and anxiety. It's also a joy in its own right — an excuse to go to bed …

National Parks

Best Day Hikes in Shenandoah National Park’s North District

Within Shenandoah National Park you’ll find over 500 miles of hiking trails, offering you many opportunities to explore the backcountry away from …

5 Can’t-Miss RVing Destinations

We recently celebrated our one-year anniversary of full-time RVing. So, it felt like a perfect time to reflect on some of our favorite destinations …

North America's Five Best Road Trips

Sure, you can just load a bag in the car on a Friday afternoon, pick a scenic byway, and go. But what’s nice about charting your path ahead of time is scoring great deals, making sure you don’t miss iconic sights, and knowing exactly what gear you’ll need along the way, whether it’s boardshorts, a …

How to Make an Ultralight Shelter

1. Calculate tarp area. Tyvek is typically sold in 9-foot rolls. Two people will need at least 9 by 10 feet for a tarp; soloists will need 9 by 7. A …

10 Best Day Hikes in the World

Where can you go to find that perfect day hike? The hike that leaves you breathless as you climb the summit of the mountain. The hike with the …

More Backpacking, Less Planning

This year, I will plan about 20 backpacking trips from three to ten days in length. A handful are private, but the majority are guided outings for clients who have rightfully high expectations.<p>The associated volume of gear, food, maps, permits, and travel logistics could easily be overwhelming. But …

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed’s Wild has probably envisioned themselves heading out into the woods with little but a tent, a water bottle, and …

The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

The Best Foods to Bring on Your Next Backpacking Adventure

Hearty snacks and light packs<p>April 26, 2018<p>Backpacking is no easy activity. Whether it be 15 miles or a daunting thru-hike, backpackers challenge …

Learning to Love Backpacking in the Rain

The first time I got caught backpacking in a serious rain I was an idiot. Nothing bad actually happened to me, but I was light years away from being …

The Best Backpacking Gear for Men

Backpacking should not be torture. Blisters, chafing, terrible sleep. Vacation time is too valuable to waste lugging around heavy, inadequate gear. …

Tips and Essentials for Camping in the Rain

Remember that series of <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> strips when the family went camping and it rained for a week straight? They all looked pretty miserable, save …

I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Invent This Simple Backpacking Chair

I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited, so pleasantly surprised by a chair before, that I actually let out a “yew!” when I sat down until I …

Backpacking

The beginner’s guide to backpacking gear

Summer has arrived and with it, the inevitable urge to get out into the wilderness. One of the burning questions many weekend warriors tend to ask …

Backpacking

The Gear AT Hikers Can't Trek Without

Hikers on the Appalachian Trail have some of the most dialed kits on the planet. After all, if you’re lugging gear 2,200 miles for a couple months, you want to make sure you have everything you need and nothing you don’t. It pays to be picky. To get a look into what these hikers find essential, I …

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Sierra High Route

The Sierra High Route is one of the most spectacular and challenging treks in North America. Stretching approximately 195 miles (314 km) north to …

Hiking

The Essential Tool Kit for Backcountry Trailering

A few months after we bought Artemis the Airstream, we found ourselves searching for a campsite on Kenosha Pass, an hour west of Denver, Colorado. We scouted some good spots down a steep hill and deep in a cleft of trees, where the road became tighter and the shrubby understory pushed in on the …

SCARIEST HIKES IN THE WORLD: ANGELS LANDING, UTAH

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be continuing to bring you the scariest hikes in the world. These adrenaline-pumping, spine-tingling and well, …

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

AMAZING 10 INCREDIBLE HIKING TRAILS TO TRY BEFORE YOU DIE

If it was my last day here on earth, I hope I go out trekking up the most incredible hiking trails and enjoying the views from some of the most …

The 25 Most Photogenic (and Breathtaking) Spots in America

From the sky-blue alleyways of Morocco to the hot-air balloons over Cappadocia, our bucket list is <i>beyond</i> full. But you don’t need a passport to see …