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A Step-by-Step Guide to Ultimate Tent Care

After a back­pack­ing or camp­ing trip, it’s too easy to just toss gear into heap in stor­age and for­get about it until the next trip. …


The 8 Best Camping Chairs

There are many styles of camping. Some people go off the grid in Patagonia. Others park their trailers in a glorified lot. But no matter what, every …


Camping First Aid Kit: DIY First Aid Kit And Ready-Made Products

Camping can be a fun time to spend with family and friends, but most people forget that it’s not always as safe and secure as they tend to believe. …


Best camping gear for the tech-savvy

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Head to theTheWirecutter.comto see all of their favorite summer picks.

When you're spending time outdoors, your focus should be on the natural beauty around you, but you don't have to go completely off the …


New All-in-One Sleep System Combines Tent, Sleeping Bag, and Pad

The three essential elements for getting a good night's sleep in the backcountry are a tent, sleeping bag, and a sleeping pad. Each plays a role in …


Dream Camping Gear List

The REI Kingdom 8 (left) lets even tall people walk throughout the entire tent and is very well-ventilated. The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 (right) is …


Summer Outdoor Retailer 2015: Meet the EnerPlex Generatr Y1200

We saw a lot of great gear at the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Now that the show has come and gone, we'll be sharing some of our favorites …


Best Camping Hammock With Bug Net

The Lawson Hammock is a much loved item both by holiday campers and by pros. It is a high quality camping hammock that can be either installed on the …


Best Fire Starter: Various Fire Starters for Survivalists

While camping or hiking you will at some point need to build a fire, cook your meal or boil your water. If your matches and lighter can’t help you …


14 Bug-Out-Ready Fire Kits

Fire is considered one of the “big four” necessities of the survival world. Shelter, food and water round out this important group. However, the one …

Mountain Man

Head to Head: Sherpa 50 Solar Kit vs. Anker E7 14W Solar Charger

I have lost track of just how many solar panel and battery pack reviews we’ve completed in the last few years, and given how rapidly this technology …

Solar Charging

Purify Water With Sunlight: SOL Hydration Reservoir

{leadin]The same intense solar rays that can lead to a nasty case of sunburn also can be used to kill organisms in your water… at least that is the …

Drinking Water

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 FL Tent

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Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 FL

$390, 2 lbs. 10 oz. (without the included stuff sack and nine sturdy …


Candle Charger is a tiny thermoelectric generator that powers your gadgets with fire

The revolution will be televised, because even if the power goes out we’ll be able to keep our phones and cameras charged. Generators aren’t always …


SHTF COMS: Emergency Communications When Disaster Strikes

As I learned from working in the areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and several others, cell phones and land-line telephones are …

Amateur Radio

The 8 Best Headlamps for Any Adventure

Keep your hands free and your eyes on the trail with these capable headlamps. You'll never use a flashlight again....


How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

posted on May 13, 2015

Whether you’re a camping novice, a seasoned ultra-light backpacker, or living out of your tent on a road trip, having the right


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Guide to Ultralight Backpacking

Editor’s Note: This primer is the first in a series profiling the best backpacking gear and training for your summer and fall adventures. Stay tuned …


Infographic – Ultimate EDC Survival Kit

When it comes to survival kit designed to pack as much gear in a small space as possible, a checklist just doesn’t cut it! That’s why we created the …


Polarmond sleep system rolls three camping essentials into a warm personal cocoon

A waterproof shelter, sleeping bag and sleeping pad are three of the most important pieces of kit you'll need when bedding down in the great outdoors …


Outdoor Retailer 2015: New Toys for Overlanders

Twice a year the outdoor industry convenes on Salt Lake City, Utah to show off the latest and greatest in outdoor products. This year proved once …


Three New Camp Stoves for Better Outdoor Cooking

At last week's summer Outdoor Retailer convention in Salt Lake City a number of great new products were unveiled for the very first time. In addition …


Two Things You Must Have To Survive In The Wilderness

Primitive Fire

How many blog posts have you read where the author talks about their bug-out bags and you think, “Holy cow, just the pack alone costs …


10 Excellent Everyday Carry Flashlights

A portable light source can do many things besides make shadow puppets on the ceiling. These pocket torches offer durability, reliability and plenty …

Command and Control

Starting Your Campfire Just Got Easier

I’ve spent a majority of my free time over the last thirty years of my life out in the woods. In that time I have learned a lot about nature, …


Ten Uses for Survival Knives - Page 2 of 5

Today, survival knives are owned by the casual outdoorsman as well as the survivalist. Here are a 10 things survival knives do well as pointed out …


LuminAID PackLite 12

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For multi-day camping trips, it’s difficult to find a light source that lasts. Why not try a long-lasting light-weight lantern that fits …

Solar Panels

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If you're spending any amount of time in the great outdoors, you're probably bringing a lighter. (Unless you've mastered the art of starting fires …