Camping and Survival Equipment

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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 …

Gear & Gadgets

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 …

Chile

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 …

Camping

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 …

Stainless Steel

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

With crazy work schedules and busy day-to-lives, there is nothing better than planning a trip that allows for unplugging. Whether your backpacking …

Camping

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

The best flashlight

<i>By Doug Mahoney</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending three weeks …

Knives

Gear Guide: Your Perfect Campsite Setup

<b>OK—are you going camping this weekend?</b><p>Are you still looking for the right gear? Well we have it: your perfect campsite setup, complete, right …

Camping

My Top 10 Favorite Survival Knives of All Time

Our survival expert's favorite wilderness and urban survival blades<p>When it comes to survival gear, we all have different tastes. And even though we …

Knives

Ryobi Air Conditioner Cooler

If you're using a cooler, odds are you're outside. And if you're outside, chances are you'd appreciate a way to stay comfortable. The Ryobi Air …

Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment of 2017

<b>May 2017</b><br>Testing into the spring, we updated our review with a variety of new models to fit your adventure needs. Our Editors' Choice, the Platypus …

Camping

Plasma lighters are TSA-approved and more environmentally friendly than butane

If you are camping during rainy season, or just want a TSA-approved lighter, these plasma torches make perfect travel companions. These gas-free …

Environmentally Friendly

The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.<p>Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)<p>This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.<p>Buy Now<p>The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)<p>Say hello to the most versatile …

Camping

12 Top Survival Blades

Get in a fix—the truck goes into an ice-swollen river, the boat engine dies, aliens attack—and one of these dirty dozen survival blades and tools is …

Knives

Better Blade Than Never!

Not many products come with a lifetime warranty… and definitely not products that are subjected to rough use. The Bomber B-2 Nano Blade is quite a …

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Biolite brings its customizable Nanogrid lighting system to the campsite

Why it matters to you<p>The new Baselanterns and Sitelights bring efficient, bright, and unique ways to illuminate a campsite.<p>Over the past few years, …

A Tent For All Seasons: The Fjallraven Abisko Dome 2

For decades tents have been neatly split into two classifications: three and four season. As accurate as the three season label is, denoting spring, …

Obscure Bushcraft Survival Skills You Should Know

A survivalist should not be content with knowing just a few bushcraft survival skills. Learning new skills — and practicing applying them to whatever …

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> …

The Best Family Camping Tents 2017

Maybe your idea of camping involves a three-day hike and a tent staked deep in the woods. Or maybe car-friendly site that’s a short drive from a …

Camping

Otterbox Launches Bear-Resistant Modular Coolers

OtterBox today announced it will enter the cooler race. The brand known for phone cases and dry boxes unveiled a line of three modular coolers and …

Gear & Gadgets

BioLite’s new CampStove 2 improves on the original in just about every way

Why it matters to you<p>The CampStove 2 is an upgrade from the original for campfire cooking and keeping your devices charged.<p>When BioLite first …

The 2-Pound UltraLite Camping Cot Folds Down To Fit In The Palm Of Your Hands

We’ve all been there, unprepared for an evening out in the wilderness thanks to either a little neglect back at the homestead or limited space in the …

Travel

Cut it Out: The Hand Saw Shootout

A compact and portable hand saw is a convenient tool everyone should have in their arsenal. I’ve tried dozens over the years, some good, many only …