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Hiking Zion National Park

I have a confession to make. The American Southwest wasn’t on my adventure radar until my friend Reed persuaded me to join him on a road trip through Utah Canyon Country.<p>Driving into Zion National Park at sunset was a shot in the arm for my wanderlust. I was ready to explore the big red …

The MacGyver Mindset: Outdoor Tips, Tricks & DIYs

Whether you're just in your backyard or off somewhere in the woods camping overnight, these DIYs will help you enjoy your time spent outdoors. Some …

Camping

The Things You Carry

Not only did you flood our inbox with love letters, sonnets, and odes to your most prized possessions, but you also agreed to send your precious belongings to us to be photographed. Here's the best of the best.<p><b>Vintage Button-Down</b><br>"Technical tees are great and all," says Ben Walker, of Madison, …

Camping

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

I'm in search of the Holy Grail of water bottles. Something that keeps my coffee hot and my G&T cold. It should also be able to take a serious beating.<p><i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest …

Extreme Sports

What Would Survivorman Do?

In the sprawling genre of survival television, there is one man who has managed to earn both huge ratings and the respect of bearded guys with big knives on their belts: Les Stroud, a.k.a. Survivorman. Stroud, 52, grew up in Toronto watching Jacques Cousteau and <i>Tarzan,</i> then became a rock-and-roll …

Slot Machines

The Best Hike In Hawaii Might Be The Awaawapuhi Trail on Kauai

"This is the most unreal view I've seen on a hike," according to David Chatsuthiphan, which is saying a lot considering Chatsuthiphan runs the popular blog Unreal Hawaii, which is devoted entirely to unreal views and hikes.<p>The Awaawapuhi Trail on Kauai is, at the outset, an unassuming hike. After …

How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

Community Tested<p>Are you stuck without a can opener? No problem: can lids are made with a thin piece of metal that isn't difficult to break through. …

What's a Great Multi-day Hike in Hawaii Ending on a Beach?

<i>A:</i><p>Recommending multi-day hikes in Hawaii is a bit of a challenge—the islands just aren’t big enough to for many long distance treks.<p>But the hike that best fits your wish list is the Kalalau Trail <b></b>through the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai. The 11-mile journey begins at Ke’e Beach and …

Hiking

The holy trail: using Trekker, Google's edge in the next mapping war

A year after it was introduced, Google's nerdy mapping-backpack is pushing into new territory<p>Christopher Fiock came to a rest. For more than four hours he and a team had mapped the Presidio of San Francisco, the former army post that is now a national park. With every step they took, the team …

Kelty Mach AirPole Tent

Chances are you've been there — setting up a tent in a storm, in the dark, after a long drive, or a day of hiking — when the last thing you want to …

How Can I Eat Well While Backpacking?

I'm burned out on pasta and trail mix. What easy-to-make food should I take backpacking this summer?<p><i>A:</i><p>I totally understand. It’s tough to pack food that tastes good and keeps you on the go. For a lot of people, the simplest, most economical options get boring.<p>One solution is to pack freeze-dried …

Backpacking

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Hiking

L.L.Bean: Microlight FS2 Tent

17 Great Ways to Utilize 2-Liter Soda Bottles for Survival

<b>Block of ice</b> – I’d imagine many of you expect to keep your refrigerated food viable for longer using ice in coolers. You can easily accomplish this …

Tap Water

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Hacking

How to Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

Photo by Luke Nilsson<p>These easy-to-make fire starters provide an all-in-one solution to starting a blaze: ignition, accelerant, and fuel in a single …

A Bushcraft Camping Outfit - Equipment for Living in the Woods

Whether you are camping in the woods for a weekend or staying out for weeks, this bushcraft camping outfit is a good base model. It forms my standard …

Waterproof Socks | By Dexshell

DexShell waterproof socks are ideal for adventurers, fishermen and lovers of water action sports such as downhill or kayaking. The socks are …

Camping

Pak-Rifle Review

Introduction<p>The Pak-Rifle weighs 16 ounces and shoots 0.22LR shells, which weigh less than 0.11 ounces apiece. If one is trekking through areas where …

Hammock Camping 101: 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch From A Tent To A Hammock

“Think outside the tent.”<p>It’s a saying I’ve been using since Trek Light Gear began.<p>I grew up camping in a tent. So did just about every one of you …

Top Hiking Survival Gadgets | Top 100 Survival Gadgets :: Emergency, Disaster, and Survival Gear

<b>Overall Rating:</b><p><b>Total Customer Reviews:</b> (202)<p><b>List Price:</b> $71.95<p>The Torch 250 Power Hub and Flashlight is the most versatile, reliable source of power …

78 Skills Everyone Should Know

Drive a stick shift<p>Swim<p>Start a fire without matches or a lighter<p>Use herbal remedies<p>Produce beer/wine<p>Build your local community<p>Tan leather<p>Cure/smoke …

JakPak All-in-one Jacket, Tent and Sleeping Bag

Travel

DIY Trail Food: Eating Healthier and Homemade for Backpacking, Survival, and Travel

Do you want to eat healthier on the trail without breaking your budget? Have a hankering for beefing up your Bug Out Bag (BOB) but can't stand the …

<em>Outside</em> Names the 20 Most Deadly Hikes in the World

Most people don't regard hiking as being a particularly dangerous activity. After all, millions of people go hiking on a regular basis, and most …