Tent Camping

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

Eureka! Gonzo Grill Cook System Overview

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 …

Mattresses

The Top 10 Beginner Hiker Blunders

<i>Stop just dreaming about a thru-hike; make it real! Our online Thru-Hiking 101 class covers everything you need to plan and finish the long-distance</i> …

Camping

How to go ultralight backpacking—the right way

Bring these basics.<p>Summer is a great time to get outside for a day hike. Since it’s warm, and you’re not planning on camping overnight, you only need to carry a minimal amount of gear.<p>If you’re going on a jaunt through some flat conservation land, you’ll require little if any equipment. But for …

Camping

They Slice, They Dice, One Even Whistles: Favored Backcountry Blades

I always have a knife of some kind in my pack when in the backcountry. Usually just a small folding knife, sometimes a multi-tool, and, lately, a …

Knives

The Flexible, Space-saving Cookset We Love

When packing for a backcountry trip, the cookset is often the most spatially-awkward bit of kit. Typically it’s a cylinder that’s often already full …

Travel

Seven Things You Need to Camp with Your Dog

If you read enough “How to Adventure with Your Dog” articles, it’s easy to become so intimidated by your pup's less-than-perfect obedience that you leave him at home—thus negating one of the greatest joys of owning a dog in the first place.<p>Camping with a dog actually isn't all that complicated. In …

Pets

The Complete Dog Hiking Gear List

While hiking with our friends and family can be a lot of fun, don’t you sometimes wish your furry sidekick could enjoy the great outdoors at the same …

Camping

7 Great Destinations for Fall Camping

01 of 07<p>Northeast: Acadia National Park, Maine<p>Fall comes early to Acadia National Park, with the leaves beginning to change colors in early …

National Parks

10 Camping Accessories Worth Packing

Solar Lantern<p><i>Luci Outdoor 2.0, $20</i><p>Bring some ambiance to the campsite with this handy—and elegant!—inflatable solar lantern. It charges up fully in …

The Best Gear for Sleeping Better

<b>Step 1: Get a Good Foundation</b><p>For a full night’s sleep, start from the ground up. Using a pad to match your desired comfort level and the current …

10 Items Guaranteed to Improve Your Next Camping Trip

Let’s assume you have the fishing stuff taken care of—the hooks, lines, sinkers, rods, reels, and 11 full tackle boxes for a weekend canoe or kayak …

How to Remove a Tick: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

The arrival of summer — and along with it all sorts of outdoors activities — also ushers in the arrival of ticks. This guide covers what to do in the …

Destination Yellowstone

Bull elk crossing steaming Madison River at sunrise, Madison Junction, Yellowstone National Park. Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L …

Cameras

How to Keep Animals Out of Your Camping Food | The Art of Manliness

When you’re in the wild, protecting and properly storing your food is critical if you want to make sure that those beloved meals don’t get grabbed by …

Vargo Dig Dig Tool

When you're backpacking or camping, space is king — so any tool that can do multiple jobs is welcome. The Vargo Dig Dig Tool is a perfect example. …

Camping

Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier

The Grayl Ultralight Water Purifier is the thing to get if you’re outdoors often or even if you travel to places where the drinking water can’t be …

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, …

Happiness

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.

Foodies

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 …

Sewing

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 …

Knives

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 …

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

If you’ve been searching for a hands-free navigation tool, look no further than the M-9 Wrist Compass from Suunto. Suunto who are well known for …

Handsfree

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.

Camping

How to Start a Fire in the Rain | The Art of Manliness

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 …

Illustration

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 …

GIS

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 …