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The Complete Guide To Dispersed Camping

With the recent news of the outdoor industry’s valuation at a whopping $373.7 billion – that’s 2% of the United States’ GDP – it should come as no …

7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

Remote, empty spots to pitch your tent in peace this summer<p>You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a …

Hiking

Walk on Water in the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

A jaunt down a stream is a less in what water can accomplish.<p>153<p>SHARES<p>“Don’t tell anyone about this place.” This is my hiking partner’s entreaty …

Gossamer Gear Shoulder Strap Accessory Pocket Review

I like to carry a digital point and shoot camera in a shoulder strap pocket because I take better photos when it’s easily accessible. I also use the …

Backpacking

Denver's Top 5 Dayhikes

The best local trails, as selected by Denver Scout Heather Balogh Rochfort.<p>457<p>SHARES<p>The Mile-High City enjoys an embarrassment of riches when it …

These guys hiked 3,100 miles and filmed a single second every day

The Continental Divide Trail is one of the most grueling hikes you could ever imagine, and watching it in one-second blocks shot over the course of months is an absolute delight:<p>I don’t blame you if you haven’t heard of the trail before, because I hadn’t either. It runs from the Mexico border all …

Hiking

A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

Recent books and movies have inspired countless hikers and potential hikers to dream about thru-hiking one of the “big three” of America’s long …

Backpackers, You Will Completely Lose It Over These Custom-Made Backpacks

A few days ago, I was deep in the underbelly of the internet, digging through some niche backpacking forum, when I came across a name I’d never seen …

Wayfarer kit turns Ram cargo van into customizable camper van

Wayfarer Vans' camper kit turns Promaster into pro camper, complete with flooring and insulated wall panels. When the camping trip or season is over, …

Campervans

13 Useful Apps for Off the Grid Adventures

These wifi-free apps were designed with remote areas in mind.<p>Though purists may say nothing can replace a printed topographic map, the world’s leading smartphone apps are getting close. Technology is making it easier than ever to get lost in an adventure without getting lost in the wilderness, and …

Apps

Five map and compass skills every outdoorsman should master

How to master the art of finding your way home.<p><i>This story originally appeared on</i> fieldandstream.com.<p>In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, as you may remember, Johnny Depp’s character, Capt. Jack Sparrow, navigates with a magic compass whose needle points toward the object of the heart’s desire. …

Maps

10 Must-Do Summer Backpacking Trips near Denver

Longer days and warmer nights means it's backpacking season in Colorado. Whether you're a beginner looking for a quick introduction to backpacking or …

11 Instagram accounts that show our National Parks in all their glory

The U.S. has never looked so beautiful<p>Professional photographers make big bucks selling top-notch photos of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, or the Smoky Mountains, but these days some of the most impressive National Park images can be found on Instagram.<p>From gorgeous campsites to stunning …

The 10 Best Apps For the Outdoors

Turn your phone into a star chart, a 360-degree camera, a botany expert, and more with these handy programs.Love ‘em or hate ‘em, smartphones have …

Editors' Choice Awards: The Best Backpacking Gear of 2017

After thousands of hours of testing and a five-day trek through Colombia, this backpacking gear has earned a place in our pack.<i>View the 11 images of</i> …

Hiking the Forgotten End of the AT

The route up Quebec's Mont Jacques-Cartier starts out on the broad, rough remains of a World War II military road, but soon becomes a rocky trail, …

Hiking

Ultralight Adventure Gear for Winter in the Backcountry

<i>Whether you're snowshoeing or skiing, winter camping or tracing a hut-to-hut system in the backcountry, ultralight gear lessens the load and allows</i> …

Backpacking

100 Gifts For Backpacking, Hiking, & Camping

Backpacking

20 Stocking Stuffers for $20 or Less

The smallest presents often make the best presents<p>A lot of outdoor gear is prohibitively expensive, but plenty of pieces are totally useful and absolutely affordable. I’ve rounded up 20 of my favorites that won’t break the bank but will make great Christmas or Hanukkah gifts.<p>Victorinox Swiss Army …

Stocking Stuffers

7 Filters for Making Clean Drinking Water in a Snap

When high-quality H2O is a must, turn to these tools.<p>Whether you're backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access to clean drinking water is vital for staying healthy.<p>Even when water looks clean, it can be rife with bacteria, …

Great Gear for the Annoyingly Active Person in Your Life

Do you have someone on your holiday list who does enough moving around that it makes you feel tired? The one whose life revolves around exercising, …

20 Best Camping & Hiking Gifts For The Outdoorsman

Opinel No. 8 Trekking Knife<p>Nothing beats the combination of affordability and functionality when it comes to outdoor gear. And for years Opinel has …

Gear Closet: Mountain Hardwear's 32 Degree Insulated Hooded Jacket

It's no secret that Mountain Hardwear has long been one of my favorite outdoor brands. I've always appreciated their no-nonsense approach to making …

17 Great Gifts For Adventure Junkies

Give the gift of the great outdoors...and also a dope backpack.

10 Must-Have Registry Items For Campers

If you and your fiancé’s idea of a perfect romantic getaway is to jump in the car and head to the great outdoors, we've got you covered. Cue roaring bonfires, S’mores, and major cozy time with your beau, and you have a recipe for some happy campers. Adding outdoor gear to your wedding registry is …

Our 2016 Backpacker's Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50 - The Trek

It’s that time of year. The backpacker in your life might not be out on a trail, but they are probably researching gear, poring over pack lists, and …

100 Gifts For Backpacking, Hiking, & Camping

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 Thru-Hiker Survey - The Trek

This is the third year in a row I have surveyed hikers about their footwear, and for the third time, it seems be the trickiest gear selection. Just …

Backpacking

Homemade Backpacking Meals, Just Add Water

<i>Originally Published May 26th, 2015</i>Photos and Story by Laura LancasterYou know the aisle I’m talking about. The one between the fuel cannisters and …

Backpacking