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Typhoon Match Kit

<i>This product will be shipped via ground shipping. This item cannot be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or anywhere outside the contiguous</i> …

CloudLine Hiking Socks

Free Backpacker's Bistro Backpacking Breakfast When You Order Socks!<p>Socktober is back and each week we'll be including a free gift* with every sock …

Breakfast

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

Lotions. Sprays. Wristbands. There's all kinds of individual mosquito repellants out there, but the Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller shields …

Porter Key Knife & Bottle Opener | DT Shop

• Surgical-grade & corrosion-resistant 3Cr13 stainless steel stands the test of time<br>• Dual-layer bottle opener<br>• Drop-point, click-locking blade cuts …

The World’s Most Dog-Friendly Tent

Cotopaxi Backpacks

If you need a pack that's as well suited for the streets as it is for the trails, then look no further than Cotopaxi Backpacks. They're purpose-built …

This fire pit removes the most annoying thing about a bonfire — the smoke

There is an old saying that says “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” and for the most part, that tends to be true. After all, who hasn’t gathered …

Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment of 2018

<b>Spring 2018 Update</b><br>There is no one best backpacking water filter for every task. With that in mind, we added a new Top Pick for high volume: the <b>Sawyer</b> …

Backpacking

<em>Outside</em> Shares the Essential Tools for Backcountry Emergencies

If you're wondering what gear you should have with you to help you stay safe in the backcountry, you're in luck. <i>Outside</i> magazine has compiled a list …

Summer Festival Essentials You Don't Want To Forget 2017

With festival season very nearly upon us, it’s time to unleash our annual roundup of festival camping essentials including some fabulous new finds. …

How Human Memory Works: Tips for UX Designers.

One of the greatest information processors we deal with in our everyday life cannot be seen or touched. It cannot be bought or sold as well as taken …

From White Pine Lake to Hovenweep: Tribune writers reveal their favorite Utah campgrounds

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

The Most Important Gear of Yosemite’s Search and Rescue

Photo: Max Whittaker<p>Aaron Smith has been a member of the storied Yosemite Search and Rescue team for over 15 years. He’s also on the park’s elite helicopter rescue squad. During his tenure, he’s helped find lots of lost hikers and plucked many an injured climber off El Capitan. Here’s a list of the …

Climbing

An App That Allows You To Identify Any Plant With A Picture

<i>Shazam</i> changed our music lovin' lives by allowing us to find out the artist or title of virtually any song playing by letting the app "listen" and …

The Pros and Cons of Trekking Poles for Hiking and Backpacking

Picking my way down rocky terrain in the Adirondacks. (PC: D. Herscovitch) Devil's Path in the Catskill Mountains is considered one of the toughest …

Backpacking

The Gear You Need to Stay Clean(ish) in the Backcountry

The tools and strategies you need to maintain proper hygiene on long camping trips<p>Sure, everyone lets their normal hygiene ritual slip a bit in the backcountry. That’s part of the fun and freedom of it, right? But there’s still a cleanliness bar to clear if you’re going to stay happy and healthy. …

Backpacking

Gear Closet: Mountain Hardwear AC Long Sleeve Henley Review

It has been quite an impressive year for Mountain Hardwear. Over the past 12 months or so, the company has been squarely focused on creating a gear …

Tips and Tricks for Singing in the Rain

After telling people of any long distance hike, popular responses always seem to follow the theme of “What if you see a bear?” “How do you go to the …

The First Dirty Thirty Miles

<b>Day one: fresh off the line</b><p>The road to Springer is NO JOKE. We followed the hard ball to gravel, the gravel to rocks. The brave Focus bumped and …

Highs and Lows, week 2 on the Appalachian Trail

(From left to right) Tyler, Funky Stuff, Grant, Marbles, Triple Dub, Emily<p><b>Day 7</b>Me and Grant hitched a ride back to the trail from Hiawassee after a …

9 Best Backpacking Recipes

French Toast with Pineapple Berry Syrup<p>High-quality powdered eggs and milk make a big difference when it comes to good French toast in the …

5 Things to Bring for Kids To Parks Day + GIVEAWAY!

Countless kids have had their first nature experiences in parks, and for children who live in urban areas, public lands are an essential gateway to …

Kids

Varta Indestructible Torches & Lanterns Are Ideal For Campers

Varta’s Indestructible range of torches and lanterns is perfect for campers and lovers of the great outdoors. We’ve lost count of the number of …

Portable

Essential Party Camping Gear

Don’t get me wrong: climbing mountains, paddling rivers, bagging a year’s worth of meat, and tackling challenging trails are fun, but sometimes all a weekend needs are a beautiful view, fun people, and a lot of booze. Partying is one of my favorite excuses to take people camping. Here’s the gear I …

Coffee Brewing

A Quick Guide on How to Clean Hiking Boots

If your hiking boots are as clean as a whistle, without a scuff or a scratch or a hint of dirt to be seen, then you’re doing it wrong.<p>Hiking boots …

Hiking

National Geographic Just Named This Washington Trail One Of The Best In The World

Wild and untamed, this rainforest terrain can be difficult to access during certain times of year, so checking road conditions and obtaining a …

The NOC to Newfound Gap Scorecard

Time travels at a weirdly different pace out here and I feel like I have way more than a week’s worth of stories to report. I’m currently holed up in …

Huttopia Rillé, Indre-et-Loire

Lakeside camping to the north of the Loire valley with a swimming pool, restaurant and bar plus a handful of glamping options<p>Huttopia have a simple …

Swimming Pools

Milborne Wood, Dorset

Win a £100 Blacks Voucher!<p>If you've stayed at Milborne Wood campsite, please take a minute to tell us about your experience. Every month, one lucky …

Camping