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Four Montana State Parks Getting New Bicycle Campsites

Today Montana State Parks announced plans to construct group bicycle campsites at four state parks in western Montana.<p>Improvements will be made to …

National Parks

Torch Test: 5 Cutting-Edge LED Flashlights

LED technology changes so fast that a flashlight today is no longer cutting-edge within a year. These torches represent the current edge for massive …

Color Management

Lifestraw Introduces New Water Filter Designed For Hikers and Backpackers

Lifestraw is a company that is known for making inexpensive – yet highly effective – water filtration systems for use in places where contaminated …

Camping

Nemo Sonic Down Sleeping Bag

Winter campers require a sleeping bag that’s lightweight, easy to pack and unpack, and, most importantly, able to keep them warm while camping in …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

nanoSTRIKER XL™

Hot Striker<p>Posted by Hank M. on 7th Jun 2016<p>Nice compact steel and ferrous rod. Throws a mass of sparks and very capable of starting a fire with lint …

Camping

Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool

Minimalist campers have gravitated towards the multi-tool for obvious reasons: it lets them cut weight without cutting corners. It’s every tool you’d …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Jackfish Survival System And Card Holder (video)

If you are looking for an urban survival system that you can carry in your pocket, the Jackfish Survival credit card holder might be the perfect …

Gear & Gadgets

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

Charge Your Phone Anywhere With This Retractible Solar Panel Battery

Running out of juice on your phone still happens all too frequently, and not having anyway to liven it back up while you’re out adventuring can be …

Best Backpacking Gear 2015 (Ultralight): Staff Favorites

Every year, we poll our staff to make the hard decision of picking their favorite ultralight gear of the year – the best backpacking gear that makes …

Wilderness Survival Card

The Wilderness Survival Card by ReadyMan is a tool filled kit, ideal for anyone in a survival scenario. Developed by US Special Operations Forces, …

ENO improves hammock comfort with integrated LEDs and mattresses

Hammock camping is far from a new phenomenon, but it's one that's gained some attention from the industry in recent years. Established brands and …

Magnetism

The 8 Best Winter Jackets of 2016 That Aren't Made with Down

The price of 900-fill goose down has increased by 46 percent over the past seven years, from $55 per pound to $80. But synthetic and wool insulations are cheaper to produce, and their heat reten­tion is catching up to that of down, resulting in more-affordable jackets for the budget conscious. Here …

Weather

Eagles Nest Outfitters Gives The Simple Hammock an Upgrade

There is no question that the popularity of hammock camping is on the rise, with many outdoor enthusiasts continually raving about how much better …

Camping

Nubé Hammock Shelter

The Nubé Hammock Shelter turns your favorite camping hammock into an all-weather fortress.<p>The waterproof structure, with its included bug netting, completely surrounds the hammock to keep rain and mosquitos out. A gear loft below holds up to 100 pounds of kit. The 3-pound Nubé is designed to work …

Camping

Shoes harvest energy from walking to charge gadgets

It can be very tough to keep your gadgets charged up and ready to work or play all day if you aren’t near an outlet. There are several solar chargers …

Clean Energy

Make Your Gear Last Forever

<b>Key</b><p>We should all hope to have camping equipment that requires regular TLC. It means we're hiking a lot, because even the very best gear gets …

Backpacking

BioLite's New Camping Accessories Make Roughing It Not So Rough

Unless required by your reality TV series, you don’t always need to completely disconnect from civilization when you venture into the great outdoors. …

Camping

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

The Best National Park for Every Type of Traveler

Grand Teton has some of the most rugged peaks and terrain in the country. Located only a few miles south of overly crowded Yellowstone, this park is …

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Sports Drink

Got tap water and a bag of sugar? You’re good to go.<p>Pop quiz: You’re kitting up and getting ready to hit the road with your crew for a Saturday morning ride. You open the pantry and crack open the tub of sports drink mix to discover—d'oh!—a mere dusting of mix remains. Do you: A) Get to the shop in …

6 Rules for Packing a Clean Lunch

Skip the office takeout, and eat clean instead<p>Lunch is arguably the most difficult meal to eat clean. You're usually away from home and your well-stocked pantry, and often confronted with less-than-awesome cafeteria or fast-food options—not to mention your coworker's famous chocolate chip cookies …

Shimano Updates Mountain Bike Component Offerings

Improvements include a wider-range cassette, better chain retention, and less-expensive hydraulic disc brakes<p>Shimano announced a number of product updates to its mountain-bike component line today. The company appears to be taking 1x drivetrains more seriously, and continues to expand its premium …

5 Ways to Save Money on Bike Gear

These component swaps save cash without skimping on performance

Take Your Outdoor Essentials Anywhere with the Tepui Expedition Gear Container

Take Your Outdoor Essentials Anywhere with the Tepui Expedition Gear Container With the launch of their new line of Expedition Series Gear Bags, …

This Urban Exploration App Takes You More Interesting Places Than The Shortest Route

Cities have so many interesting things to see. Likeways helps you find them.<p>When you ask a new urban mapping app for directions, it gives you two choices: the “boring” route–the most efficient path suggested by Google–and a longer path that lets you explore an interesting part of the city you might …

University College London

2016 Buyer's Guide: Raleigh Redux 2

The asphalt path disappeared beneath me faster than I anticipated—then, with just a quick yank on the bar and push into the pedals, I bunnyhopped this 26-pound city bike over a gnarled patch of gravel.<p>The coolest part about that moment was that it totally unfazed me; on earlier rides, I had …