Tent Camping

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

How to Start a Fire in the Rain: An Illustrated Guide

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 …

Campers

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 …

Outdoors

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

Federal vs. State<p>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 …

Super Survival Kit: 18 Essential Items for Backcountry Hunters

• backcountryopen.jpg 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 …

Tritium

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

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 of three Colorado native daughters, ages 2, 5, and 7, I'm ready to embrace my family's full car camping--and glamping--potential.<p>It's a whole new ballgame, …

Camping

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 …

Camping

6 Ways to Go Car Camping

The best part about camping out of your car? No experience is required.<p>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 …

Camping

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><i>Photo:</i> Alite …

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The Car Camping Essentials of 2015

<i>Photo:</i> Michael Karsh<p>Car Camping Essentials<p>Pitching the ultimate base camp has never been easier.<br>—Sam Moulton<p><i>Photo:</i> Michael Karsh<p>The Car Camping Essentials of 2015<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 …

Camping

Updated for 2016: The Year’s Best Multitools

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect five additional selections for 2016. Our earlier selections are on the following page.<p>Let’s face …

Victorinox

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 …

Fire Starter - 8 Pack

$ 9.99$ 11.49<p>Our InstaFire “fire starter” 8 pack is perfect for those who love the outdoors and want a fire while backpacking, snowmobiling, hiking, …

Surborder Shop 60 LED Portable Camping Tent Umbrella Night Light Lamp Lantern Outdoor Camping Hiking - Connect and Be

$19.98<p>Number of LED: 60 LED Life span of LED:10,000 hours Package include: 1 X LED Camping Light 1 X 3AAA battery holder 1 X Camping light hook(use …

The Best Tents for Summer 2016

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated to reflect our selections for 2016.<p>You’ve got your new favorite sleeping bag, your trusty fly fishing rod, …

Backpacking

Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up Your Tent

Setting up your tent is part science and part art. It’s a balance between experience and study. It can be hard to specifically say what’s right, but …

Camping

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 …

Cuben Si2: Easton Takes a Bold Step Into the Tent Category

The Gear Shed<p>Berne Broudy writes regularly on the latest and greatest gear.<p>In 1922, Easton, a leader in precision-built outdoor equipment, started making technical gear for serious enthusiasts. For years the company made high-strength, lightweight aluminum and carbon-fiber tubing for tent poles and …

Camping

The Best Tents of 2015

<i>Photo:</i> Michael Karsh<p>Best Tents<p>Shopping for a tent is like shopping for a new car. First you’ve got to decide what you’re going to use it for. An ultralight shelter makes sense if you’ve got a bunch of multi-day backpacking trips on the docket. But if you almost always pitch it next to a picnic …

Camping

Best Family Tent (REVIEWS AND BUYING GUIDE)

Looking for the Best Family Tent ever? A tent is a shelter that consists of sheets of material hooked up to a frame of poles or ropes. Tents were …

Camping

Reviews of the Best Camping Tents

Are you a semi-regular camper who rarely thinks about getting new camping gear but is always disappointed when you get to the camp ground and realize …

Camping

Field Tested: Big Agnes Tumble 3 mtnGLOW tent

Big Agnes Tumble 3 mtnGLOW tent<p>(bigagnes.com, $329.95)<p>Could there be a better tent to give (or receive) for the holidays? Big Agnes turned heads this …

Nite Ize Reflective Rope: Never Trip Over Tent Ties Again

For safer and easier camping, try using this reflective rope that will glow when it catches your flashlight.<p><b>Price</b>: $11.99<p>The nighttime hazards of camping are enough to make anyone zip their tent tighter. But then again, your tent may also be the most serious danger you face if you're tripping over …