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The 6 “Unbreakable Laws Of Survival” You Need To Know

There are 6 survival laws that all preppers need to know. Each and every person has their own needs and wants. There is no “single solution” that …

Five map and compass skills every outdoorsman should master

How to master the art of finding your way home.<p><i>This story originally appeared on</i> fieldandstream.com.<p>In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, as you may remember, Johnny Depp’s character, Capt. Jack Sparrow, navigates with a magic compass whose needle points toward the object of the heart’s desire. …

Maps

25 Obscure Bushcraft Skills for Survival

Bushcraft skills uses the natural materials around to get food, build shelter, and defend yourself. As a survivalist, you should not be content with …

Bushcraft

This Crazy Survival Belt Comes With 26 Hidden Tools

Let's face it: most utility belts are basically just one step above fanny packs. They tend to be some kind of ugly and not really do the job well. …

SNEAK PEEK: THE COOLEST CAMP GEAR OF 2018

We got a sneak peak into the latest and greatest camping and backpacking products manufacturers are getting ready to relase later this fall and next …

Backpacking

21 Brilliant Camping Hacks to Make your Life Easy

Camping is a wonderful adventure, unless you are riddled with bugs, cold, wet or hungry. So here are some easy tips to ensure that your camping trip …

Hacking

Learn the Basics of Tying Wood Together With These Three Lashings

If you were ever in a Scout troop, you might’ve learned how to tie lashings to build camping gear. If you missed that merit badge, however, these …

The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!

Canada is having a moment... and we've got 30 amazing travel experiences to tempt you on a trip!<p>Canada is on a roll. It recently celebrated 150 years …

These Are the Canadian Islands You Need to Know About

You don’t need to board a plane to New Zealand or Maui to find rocky coastlines, quaint fishing villages by the sea, or snow-capped glacial peaks …

Downhill Skiing

Top 10 Forests You Should Visit Across Canada

<i>Eastern white cedars (Photo by Mike Dembeck)</i><p>Canada is rich in forest habitats, with many unique forests in each province. More than half of our …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

The Best Camping Spots Across Canada

If you’re feeling in need of a serious recharge, heading into the woods is a v. effective way to unplug and clear your head. What better time to take …

Hiking

Hiking trails across Canada can now be experienced online

Doing research for your next excursion just got a little easier.<p>The Nature Conservancy of Canada has teamed up with Google to map a series of hiking …

Hiking

10 of the Best Hiking Trails Near Ottawa

Canada’s capital city offers year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. From ice skating on the Rideau Canal in winter to summer sports in the …

10 of the best places to have an outdoor adventure in Canada

Go on a new journey and explore 10 great outdoor experiences across Canada. From the west to the east, and everything in between, adventures await. …

150 things you have to do in Canada before you die

In case you haven’t heard, Canada is celebrating a pretty major birthday.<p>As our great nation turns 150 on July 1, we’ve rounded up 150 places and …

Our Verdict On The Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Family Tent

What is it?<p>Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Family Tent<p>Also available<p>Coleman Rocky Mountain 5+ Family Tent<p>Features<p>BlackOut Bedrooms™ block out 99% of …

Editor’s Choice: The Best of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2017

This year, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market was mostly made up of iterations of existing technologies — but that’s not to say that there weren’t …

Backpacking

10 Amazing All-Canadian Paddling Adventures

<b><br>Canada is a paddler's paradise.</b> On the west coast and the east coast, to the Klondike and right across the Prairies—iconic waterways abound. Here are …

‘The Canoe’: Behind the Scenes

Steve Bruno's idea of the canoe as being the ultimate cultural icon of the Ontario wilderness adventure took shape when he was tasked with organizing …

Tested: The Best New Bikepacking Bags

Bikepacking used to be a fringe activity. These days, it’s about as commonplace as sidewall tears in the rocky desert. There are drop-bar and flat-bar bikes built expressly for it, videos about it, and it’s even popping up in the <i>New York Times</i>. And, unlike a decade ago, when only a few tiny …

Featured Destination: The Adirondacks

You might think that the western states have cornered the market on big, but that's not the case. New York's Adirondack Park is larger than …

Hiking

Follow these 7 backcountry etiquette rules to make the outdoors better for everyone

DURANGO – Twenty backpackers filed into a campsite beside the creek below us. They erected their tents in the stream-side meadow that was budding …

Camping

Everything You Need for a Solo Backpacking Trip

For a next-level outdoor experience, try a solo backpacking<br>trip. Just you, the woods, and your thoughts —<br>and not a lot of extraneous gear

Outdoor Research Deviator Hoody | Review

When weight and space are limited, the best pieces of gear are the most versatile. The Deviator Hoodie from the folks at <b>Outdoor Research</b> certainly …

World's Longest Mountain Bike Trail Could Get Even Longer

At 2700 miles (4345 km) in length, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) is considered the longest such trail in the world. Currently, it …

25 Lifesaving Items in One Wilderness Go Bag

You’re going to die someday, but not today—not if you have the Seventy2 survival system. That’s the promise Uncharted Supply Co. is making with its …

6 ways to get the best workout of your life while hiking

Modern workout machines, like treadmills, offer flat and predictable workout surfaces. Although you can adjust the incline slightly, it does not …

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2017: The Overland Connection

The overland industry continues to influence the outdoor industry, and vise versa. This year marks the last year the annual gathering of the outdoor …

Camping

How (and Why) to Warm Up Before a Trail Race

We have all had those race mornings. You wake up at 4 a.m., feeling like three pounds of bricks in a one-pound sack. Your legs are heavy, your eyes …