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10 Black Slaveowners That Will Tear Apart Historical Perception

In the year 1830, at the height of the transatlantic slave trade, there were an estimated two million people enslaved in the United States. In the …

Black History

The 9 Best Sleeping Bags

For sleepovers, camping, or backpacking.<p><i>To find the very best products that no human being would have the time to try, look to the best-reviewed</i> …

Backpacking

25 Comic Book, Sci-Fi and Fantasy TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video

Looking for a new geek show recommendation or want to rewatch a recent favorite? Here’s what Amazon Prime Video has to offer. • facebook <br>• twitter …

The Trucks, Campers, and Trailers of Expo West 2018

Expedition Overland always has cool trucks, but they went above and beyond with this new Tundra. The Patriot Campers rear tray and canopy with the …

The 9 Best Camping Stoves to Buy in 2018

Want to flip some pancakes or cook chili in the great outdoors? You’ll want to use a reliable, quality camping stove to guarantee a fun and safe …

10 Off-Road Trailers & Teardrops Under $10,000

Equal parts comfort and roughing it, these burly pull-behinds provide a place to lay your head at night and are meant for venturing off the beaten …

Airstream sheds its aluminum shell with the Nest fiberglass glamper

Less than a year after we looked at Oregon startup Nest Caravans, the company was purchased by iconic trailer brand Airstream in March 2016. In a bid …

RVs

Camping Tips: Making a Camping Checklist and Planning a Trip | The Art of Manliness

Last week we encouraged men to spend time in the great outdoors. It’s a thought that surely has occurred to many of you before, but it seems most of …

Inexpensive and Lightweight Sleeping System

This interesting inexpensive and lightweight sleeping system comes from Reg Lake. He is using inexpensive, quilted throws from Costco. When Costco …

The 4 Best Sleeping Pads of 2018

Snooze like royalty on these backcountry beds.<b>Mountain Equipment</b><b></b> <b>Aerostat Down 7.0</b><b>Our take</b> Short of packing a space heater, this pad, with its …

Smart Tent: Solar-Charging Shelter Pairs With Phone

Built-in lanterns, light-up stakes, solar power, and a modular add-on design combine to make “roughing it” a lot less rough.<b>Flickering firelight,</b> …

Want to Build Out Your Van in 1 Hour? Try a Conversion Kit

For those of us without the time, or skill, to build out a van, an outfitter specializing in conversion could be the perfect solution.<p><i>Photos by Erin</i> …

Top 5 Best Packable Camping Stoves for Backpacking 2018

If backpack space and weight is a pivotal part of your back country and hiking experiences, you’re familiar with the absolute necessity of an …

How to Stay Clean on a Backpacking Trip

While the popular media bombards us with tales of stinky long distance thru-hikers, you don’t have let go of your personal hygiene on a backpacking …

Top 10 Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking for 2018

When you’re on the trail for days at a time your sleeping bag is your lifeline to good rest. Along with your sleeping pad, it’s perhaps the most …

5 Tips for Writing Vivid Descriptions

<i>This article is by George Clark.</i><p>In this modern age of the internet and self-publishing, the literary world is being flooded with new entries, in …

David Foster Wallace on Why You Should Use a Dictionary, How to Write a Great Opener, and the Measure of Good Writing

“Really good writing [is] able to get across massive amounts of information and various favorable impressions of the communicator with minimal effort on the part of the reader.”<p><i>“Readers who want to become writers should read with a dictionary at hand,”</i> Harvard psycholinguist Steven Pinker asserted …

10 Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018

Backpackers and campers have a wide range of stoves available to them ranging from all-in-one stove systems to general purpose units that can be used …

10 Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

What are the best backpacking tents recommended by backpackers? We surveyed 600 backpackers to find out what tents they use and their top picks …

Backpacking Gear Philosophy

I view backpacking equipment as a means to an end. And that end is to have the safest, most enjoyable experience I possibly can while out in the …

Home on a hitch: 2017's best camping trailers

A camping trailer is a great compromise for those that want something sturdier than a newfangled tent but smaller and less expensive than a camper …

RVs

Teardrop-Shaped Camping Trailer Is Designed for Outdoor Adventures Off the Grid

Designed by Burt Taylor, the <i>Vistabule</i> is a teardrop-shaped trailer that has been around since the 1930s, and were originally used by travelers during the Great Depression, in search of greener pastures. From its first design, the <i>Vistabule</i> has since evolved into a Space-Age, fully-customizable, …

Camping

My 2018 PCT Gear!

Water Stuff!<p>Filter:<p>Went for the regular Sawyer over the Mini because of the higher flow rate.<p>Main Reservoir:<p>I love the quick release on this. It’s …

Backpacking

The Seven Things You Need to Start Car Camping

Car camping could use some marketing help. I used to be against it on principle because, to me, it conjured up images of overcrowded, noisy campgrounds and smelly pit toilets. Then I realized I just needed to adjust my perspective.<p>Car camping, it turns out, is a gateway drug. And I’m not talking …

The Best Backpacking Tents

<i>Outside</i> has reviewed backpacking tents for 40 years, and during that time we’ve tested a lot of well-designed models. But if we had to choose the best all-around tent to take backpacking right now, we’d buy the Sierra Designs Flash 2 FL. We love the Flash 2 FL because it’s fast and simple to set …

Best Car Camping Gear for Any Season

Van life is all the rage these days. The concept is nothing new, of course, but the latest wave of modern car camping gadgetry certainly is. Here is …

100 Books Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

One of the earliest articles we published on the Art of Manliness was “100 Must-Read Books for Men.” The piece was a result of a collaboration …

Eight of the best 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 …

From Couch to 100K in One Year

When people say, “Anything is possible,” they don’t truly mean <i>anything</i>. Some things are not going to happen anytime soon: a dog won’t win the …

Running