Camping and Survival Equipment

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Grayl Is A French Press Style Water Bottle That Can Purify 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 …

water bottle

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 …

Salt Lake City

The Mystery Ranch Mountain Ruck

Ranting and Ravings from Phil Bourjaily and David E. Petzal<p>Back in my caribou-hunting days in the northernmost parts of Quebec I got to see the …

Hunting

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

Backpacking

25 Lifesaving Items in One Wilderness Go Bag

A look inside the Seventy2 survival system<p>You’re going to die someday, but not today—not if you have the Seventy2 survival system. That’s the promise …

Knives

SOG Baton Multitool

A minimalist design that departs from the traditional Rambo aesthetic.<p>Most multitools look like what they are—a bunch of tools cobbled together. Not …

Knives

Amateur radio operators hope phone outage is 'wake-up call'

'We're really a backup network,' says amateur radio operator Chris Vessey<p>Some amateur radio operators are hoping a massive phone outage in Atlantic …

Amateur Radio

These Solar Chargers Bring Your Phone Back to Life When You're Not Near an Outlet

Solar chargers are an efficient and eco-friendly solution for charging a smartphone and other essential tech gadgets while outdoors. Below are our favorite picks worth your attention today.<p>Most solar phone chargers will be a tad slower than the one that's bundled with your smartphone. However, …

Gear & Gadgets

Best New Gear Awards - Summer 2017

Our editor picks for the most innovative new products unveiled this week at Outdoor Retailer.

Hiking

The Crua Clan tent system may be the only outdoor shelter you need

Why it matters to you<p>The modular Crua Clan tent system brings versatility to the outdoor shelter by giving campers one set of tents for use in all …

Camping

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 …

Camping

11 Multi-Tool Lifesavers

When the War on Terror started in 2001, multi-tools became an indispensable part of every warrior’s gear and all branches of the service issued the …

Survivalism

Ultimate Survival Kit: 10 Pieces of Gear That Will Save Your Life

OL’s survival expert picks his favorite items for staying alive<p>Survival gear isn’t just a necessity for adventurers in the deep wilderness. It’s an …

Tablets

8 essential items to help you survive any storm

Apocalypse later.<p>For most of us, an elaborate doomsday bunker is overkill. But, when facing down a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or whatever Mother Nature flings at you, a little preparation can save you from a real-life version of the grocery store frenzy in an end time zombie flick. Start with …

First Aid

Pyyros takes modular approach to survival multitools

A bright torch and quality multitool are crucial parts of any camping kit and Tennessee-based Pyyros has taken a modular approach to its eponymous …

Gear & Gadgets

6 Ways to Purify Water While Backpacking and Hiking

by Austin Campbell September 01, 2016 3 Comments<p>Stay Hydrated on the Trail with These Water Purification Options<p>A long hike or multi-day backpacking …

The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

hiker’s choice of shelter is an entirely personal decision. Solo hikers who value space over weight often opt for a two-person freestanding tent, …

Hiking

12 Solar Gadgets You Need in Your Life Right Now

Over the years, the solar industry has been booming like never before. If you look at it closely, people are switching to solar gadgets more easily …

The Best Coolers for Summer

Outdoor coolers have the same adventurous spirit as those who carry them. They’re designed to be dropped, beaten, submerged and even attacked by wild …

Orion Spacecraft

Field Tested: Redverz Hawk II

When Redverz entered the market a few years ago they made a big splash with their Atacama tent, built to house a pair of sleepy travelers as well as …

Big, Burly, Budget: Ontario ‘RAT’ Knife Review

The Ontario RAT Model 1 packs a lot of survival knife utility into a budget-friendly package.<b>When it comes to trail gear, few things are more</b> …

Knives

Your Camp Stove Needs An Upgrade

While the classic two-burner propane stove still has a place in the hearts of base-camp chefs everywhere, there have been some amazing improvements …

Camping

The Best Backpacking Tent I’ve Ever Used

The trouble with most ultralight shelters is that they sacrifice livability to achieve their exceptional packability. They’re great to carry, terrible to sleep in. This new Nemo is different. It weighs less than two pounds, but can genuinely accommodate two people comfortably.<p>What Is It?<p>The big …

All the Gear You Need to Cook the Perfect Car Camping Meal

Andy Cochrane knows how to car camp. He's the marketing director for ORU Kayak and has been living in and working out of his 2015 Toyota Tacoma for more than two years. He uses the truck to visit clients throughout the Western U.S., then parks it in choice spots with views of the Bay when he’s back …

How to Choose the Best Solar Charger

The modern outdoor enthusiast is a very different beast from the climbers, backpackers, kayakers, hunters, and anglers (etc.) of half a century ago. …

Clean Energy

10 Best Selling 2-Person Tents: Which To Buy

Looking for the best tent for this camping season? We leaned on the NDP Group and its comprehensive sales data to find 10 of the most popular …

7 top-rated camping tents for the great outdoors

AOL

Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag

When backpacking out into the wild, packing light is essential for a successful adventure. With this in mind Patagonia realized that if you’re …

Travel