Camping and Survival Equipment

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Seven Things You Need to Cook Well at Camp

If I were left to my own devices, camp cooking would involve little more than boiling water for freeze-dried meals and overcooking eggs on a Coleman two-burner. Thank God for my wife, Sarah.<p>The day before our first backpacking trip together—on my birthday—she told me she’d take care of dinner. She …

Camping

Teaker Professional Outdoor Survival Kit

We admit this is not our first take on survival tools for everyday carry, and, needless to say, we just can’t get enough. Plus with rampant series … …

Knives

Shoal Tent

Even if you've camped out under the stars hundreds of times, chances are you haven't taken your tent out onto the water overnight. The Shoal Tent …

Family

The Secret to Brewing Good Coffee Outside

I love having my daily cup of coffee — for the caffeine, but also for the ritual involved. That's why, when I set off on a two-week bike trip at the …

Coffee

J5 Tactical Flashlight Review: All You Need to Know in 2017

Tactical applications require more than the usual preparations. Aside from your main gears and skills, you should have all the necessary amenities …

Knives

Eight essential camping cookers and stoves

Camping cookers come in all shapes and sizes, for all types of camper.<p>From lightweight and efficient all the way through to the most outrageously …

Stainless Steel

LightHeart Gear Solo Tent

Over this summer I tested the LightHeart Gear Solo Tent during 600 miles of bikepacking use. I spent about 20 nights in the Solo, the bulk of them …

Bike Packing

They Slice, They Dice, One Even Whistles: Favored Backcountry Blades

I always have a knife of some kind in my pack when in the backcountry. Usually just a small folding knife, sometimes a multi-tool, and, lately, a …

Knives

The All-In-One Outback Tent Is Next Level Car Camping

Outback Swag Tent<p>Posted in Gear<p>First, we have to start out by saying this tent was designed and made in Australia. Down there, ‘Swag’ is another word …

Travel

The Thunder Pocket Knife Devilers Multiple Survival Tools

Using multiple integrated survival tools, the Thunder pocket knife helps you deal with various issues for your camping strip or other outdoor …

Knives

This Tactical Tomahawk Is the Ultimate Survival Multi-Tool

Air Force veteran, survival expert and gear inventor Tim Ralston both literally and figuratively has multiple tools under his belt. His latest baby, …

Knives

Jackery Power Pro 578 Watt-Hour Portable Battery And Generator (video)

If you are looking for a reliable way to keep all your electronic devices charged that while away from the grid. You be interested in the 578 …

Gear & Gadgets

Goal Zero's new Yeti Power Stations are half the weight of their predecessors

Back in January of this year we took a sneak peek at three new Yeti Lithium Power Stations from Goal Zero, which promised a bevy of upgrades over the …

Energy

10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

REI Co-op Joule<p><i>REI, from $299</i><p>A little rain won’t ruin your night in the woods when you snuggle up in the water-resistant REI Joule 3-season bag. A …

Camping

E.LUMEN solar LED flashlight is a great addition to your glovebox & emergency kit (Review)

<b>Renogy's rechargeable flashlight incorporates a host of useful features, including the ability to function as a backup battery for phones and other</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

BioLite's FirePit goes beyond the camping grill

Relaxing and staring at fire is a primordial pleasure, but one that's often isolated to camping trips. It also inevitably leads to burger and hot dog cravings. While your average campfire -- a flaming stack of logs surrounded by rocks or rusty metal -- can be a challenge to cook on, BioLite's new …

Camping

The Coolest Cooler: Otter Box’s New Venture 45

As a long-time fan of Otter Box phone and pad cases, I was a little surprised to see the Colorado-based company enter the seemingly saturated cooler …

Cool Stuff

How MSR Made the Best Camping Skillet, Ever

A backpacking skillet, being only a skillet, is a piece of gear I always forget about until I'm about to whip up a backcountry meal. But then I pull my MSR Ceramic Flex skillet out and remember why I love it so much.<p>The eight-inch diameter is large enough to cook a hearty backcountry meal for two, …

Camping

The 5 best headlamps you can buy

Think your flashlight does the trick when camping? Try camping with a headlamp just once and the experience will be… illuminating. After all, even …

Chose

Stay Sharp: Knife Safety Basics

Knives are important tools that we all use for a number of tasks in our everyday lives—from opening boxes to field-dressing game. Knives are …

The Best Stoves for Car Camping

I love cooking on camp stoves. I did it for years as a raft guide, and later my wife and I courted around the two-burner that lived in my truck. Each summer, I still try to get out and cook in the woods at least a couple times.<p>Back in the day, everyone’s go-to was a Coleman Classic. Nowadays, …

Adventure Travel

Rescue Knives – Unusual Suspects

We prefer an everyday carry (EDC) knife that is slim and built to last, with a quick opening. But there is some logic in carrying a slightly brawnier …

Knives

These three items could save your life in a survival situation

Would you know what to do if you stumbled off a hiking trail or found yourself without clean water?<p>Many people who find themselves in survival situations often make fatal errors before they even leave their homes, according to survival expert Creek Stewart.<p>"One of the most important survival skills …

Trails

Unboxing the ETCH, an axe designed for back-country self-rescue

Peter Biddle writes, "I get I myself into trouble. I don't claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others - it's more that I find more …

Gray's Ultralight Water Bottle Can Purify Any Water In Just 15 Seconds

Potable water is always a concern while out and about in the wilderness. And for hikers, campers and nomadic travelers it doesn’t matter how many …

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 …

The Mystery Ranch Mountain Ruck

Back in my caribou-hunting days in the northernmost parts of Quebec I got to see the guides carry some truly backbreaking loads, and it formed my …

Everything You Need for a Solo Backpacking Trip

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