Tent Camping

By Pat O'Brian | Car or Truck Camping in the USA

What The Outdoors Can Do For Our Mood And Well-Being

What do you do to lift your spirits when you’re down in the dumps? Watch TV? Listen to music? Cry and eat a pint of ice-cream? Perhaps a better solution is to simply sit outside.<p>A connection with nature may actually help to make us happier and healthier individuals. Henry David Thoreau once wrote, …


40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

<b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.


Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt

The drive for continuous improvement is a great way to describe The Yosemite from Taylor Stitch. It's a shirt they've spent endless hours trying to …


Opinel No. 12 Explore Knife

Opinel's been making knives in the French Alps since the late 1800's. The Opinel No. 12 Explore Knife lets you take their blade-making expertise to …


How to Clean and Store Your Gear — Washington Trails Association

Fall is a great time to take stock of your hiking and camping gear, especially if you don't plan on hiking quite as much in the winter season. Before …

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Put a Suunto M-9 compass on your wrist and never get lost again

2 shoppers answer: Best portable solar charger for backpacking or camping? | Shopswell

I'm gearing up for summer camping with the kids and would like to be able to keep phones & tablets charged. Does anyone have any experience with …

50 Items (Besides your BOB) to Keep Handy for an Evacuation

Your bug out bag can’t hold everything you may want to take with you in an evacuation. It is filled with only the items you need for survival to get …


Video Review: Matchless Campfire Fire Starter Kit

Need to start a fire anytime, anywhere? This fire starter kit promises to do just that. But does it deliver? Watch our video to find out.

How to Start a Fire in the Rain

Knowing how to start a fire is one thing; knowing how to do it in the rain is a whole other. Whether you’re a frequent camper, or an avid hiker, it’s …

Cool Stuff

Suunto M-3 D Declination Adjustable Compass

Suunto M-3 D CompassThe Suunto M-3 D Compass is a baseplate style adventure compass with a declination adjustment that is optimized for use in …


Find a Park for You at one of the Best State Parks in the U.S.

The national Parks across the U.S. are part of the federal park system, but did you know every state has its own park system? There are over 7,000 …

Super Survival Kit: 18 Essential Items for Backcountry Hunters

Go off the grid, and things can get ugly pronto. You need a kit that’s easy to carry and packed with everything you need to weather a three-day blow …


Eureka! Taron Basecamp 4 & 6

Tetragon HD 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8 Series Tents

Nightshade Sleeping Bags

Green River Air Pad

Amazon Outdoor Recreation: An Introduction to Car-Camping Tents

$6 Car Camping Kitchen

Like a Pro: 25 Car-Camping Gear Essentials

<i>Car camping with my Ticla Mojave 4-person dome tent, near Granby, Colorado. It's true that car camping means you can bring some extra stuff, but not</i> <i>too</i> much.<p>BOULDER, COLORADO -- I used to be a backcountry camper. I went light. I brought only what I could carry on my back. Now, as the proud father …


What Belongs in My First Car Camping Kit?

<i>A:</i><p>Here at <i>Outside</i>, we often write about the newest—and priciest—outdoor gear. But when it comes to car camping, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to build a solid kit. After all, there’s no need to buy the lightest, fastest, expedition-ready products if you have a multi-ton vehicle at your …

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6 Ways to Go Car Camping

On the totem of simple summer getaways, car camping is at the top—almost all the gear you need can be culled from your garage, you don’t have to go very far, and there’s no need to give up too many creature comforts. Chances are there’s an easy-access spot near you, but here are some of the …


11 Essentials for Five-Star Car Camping

We have a special place in our hearts for car camping. Super rugged it is not—and with the latest gear, it's downright luxurious. Whether you have kids in tow or just want to impress everyone around the fire pit, there's no shame in arriving prepared.<p>Alite Designs Meadow mat ($39)<p>(Alite …


The Car Camping Essentials of 2015

Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier.<br>—Sam Moulton<p>(Michael Karsh)<p>Primus FireHole 100 stove<p>There are no fancy features and few moving parts on the FireHole ($150)—and that’s precisely why we like it. The paint chipped a bit after a long summer of abuse, but the piezo igniter still …


Canada's national parks will be free to all in 2017

Canada wants to be the destination of nature lovers in 2017.<p>Parks Canada will waive entry fees at the more than 40 national parks around the country, and they're throwing in a bonus for people who become Canadian citizens: a bonus free year of admission to the parks.<p>The opening of the parks is to …


Travel guide to the best state parks in North Carolina

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (understandably) draws much of the attention in terms of North Carolina’s public lands, but the Tarheel State is …

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The 13 Best Tents for All of Your Summer Adventures

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect our selections for 2017.<p>You’ve got your new favorite sleeping bag, your trusty fly fishing rod, …


First Look: Big, Tall Tent From Nemo

Nestled between granite outcroppings in Idaho’s City of Rocks, the vertical reach of our green and grey Nemo Wagontop 4P tent pierces the sky like a …

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