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How to Waterproof Your Travel Gear — From Shoes to Bags

Travel can be full of unexpected hazards, and weather will likely account for at least half of them. You can’t change the forecast, but you can take …

Travel Gear

Apps That Hikers Love

It’s that time of year when children and college students are out of school, families are vacationing, and generally speaking, more and more people …

Apps

How to Pack for Any Hunt

I recently heard from Steve Netherby, who wrote about camping for <i>Field & Stream</i> from the 1970s until the 1990s. After a ritual exchange of insults, …

Try This Military Meditation Routine to Fall Asleep Fast

Need to fall asleep fast? One mid-century relaxation technique, developed in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, supposedly works within minutes. It may …

Meditation

Backpacking Food Basics

Second only to gear, food is the most difficult thing for backpackers to get right. Follow these recommendations on amounts, types, and overnight storage to avoid learning the hard way.<p><b>How much food does a backpacker need?</b><p>My experience is that most backpackers will be satisfied with 2,250 to 2,750 …

Backpacking

(Un)buried treasure: Melting glaciers in B.C.'s Golden Triangle are revealing rich mineral deposits

B.C. is home to a number of large mountain glaciers that stretch high into the sky, especially in an area known to miners as the Golden Triangle in …

Glaciers

10 Must-Have Items for Cold-Weather Camping

Warm Layer<p><i>Patagonia Lightweight Snap-T Fleece Pullover</i><i>, $119</i><p>Cuddly but not too heavy, this sweater is perfect for chilly mornings at the campsite. …

The 25 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Get everything you could ever want delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure to check out our suggestions first.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where …

The 4 Best Sleeping Pads

Getting a decent night’s sleep is important no matter where you are and having one of the best sleeping pads will help make that a reality. Whether …

Bubba's Best BBQ Sauce Recipe

"A hot-sweet sauce that is good on just about anything. You can use any kind of cola in this recipe, just don't use diet cola. It makes the sauce …

The 10 Most Essential Episodes of THE OFFICE

If you’ve been on the internet at all in the last 10 years or so, you know that <i>The Office</i> is a cultural staple. It’s full of side-splitting bits, …

12 Yoga Poses for Back Pain – Strengthen and Heal Your Lower Back

Back pain can be caused by sitting, standing, doing nothing or sprinting. Back pain affects all ages and sadly, 85 percent of the U.S. population …

Field Tested: Helinox Chair Zero

With hobbies like backpacking, climbing, and paddleboarding, I find myself using a wide range of outdoor gear on off-road trips. Unfortunately, the …

Texas Cowboy Stew Recipe

"Hearty, filling and man-pleasing describes this stew. Link sausage, cumin, chilies, and chili powder is what gives this soup its Southwest flavor. …

10 WAYS TO LIGHTEN YOUR BACKPACKING LOAD

When you hit the trail for a backpacking trip, it’s tough to feel like the world is your oyster if you can barely stand up straight because your pack …

25 Perfect Gifts for the Outdoorsman

12 Guys of Christmas<p>Even if you live in a city, chances are you know someone who’s constantly venturing into the wilderness at every chance. That …

Camping

This Year in Gear: 50 Notable Outdoor Products Released in 2017

With a deluge of new products hitting store shelves and browser windows every day, it’s easy to lose track of everything that happens in a year. So, …

7 Tougher-Than-Hell Military-Inspired Backpacks

<i>Last Updated March, 2018: We’ve updated our guide to the best tactical backpacks with additional picks. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Once …

Backpacking

Kershaw Camp 10: A one tool option for wilderness survival

I received the Kershaw Camp 10 in the mail right before I departed to the mountains of Virginia for a few days. I took it out to clear some access …

Folding camping hammock travels light and sets up without the trees

Minneapolis-based startup Republic of Durable Goods is presenting a more versatile way to hammock with the Mock One hammock, which takes cues from …

10 Amazing Day Hikes Vancouver, British Columbia

With the warm days of summer just around the corner, this is the perfect time of year to start planning some day hikes in the Coast Mountains. I make …

Essentials for Easy Off-the-Grid Living

From heating pre-dawn coffee to lighting base camp at nightfall, we’ve lived off the grid enough to know what it takes to make it out there. So we …

Off-grid

British Columbia road trip: the art of getting lost

The best road trips have few set plans. They’re about the thrill of discovery, of not knowing what comes next. Forget detailed itineraries that look like a shopping list. As Kerouac said: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep rolling under the stars.” That’s my kind of road …

Hiking

The 5 Best Sleeping Pads For Camping

Sleeping in the woods is an amazing experience — you build a cozy campfire, kick back under the stars, and connect with Mother Nature. That said, if …

Amazing FALLOUT Props Can Make Your Vault-Dwelling Dreams a Reality

The <i>Fallout</i> hype is real right now, especially after the <i>Fallout 76</i> E3 news we recently got. And what better way to celebrate than by collecting these …

Adventurous hammock chair sets up anywhere, indoors or out

Designed by Munich-based startup Element5, the SkyFloat debuts to be a more convenient, portable breed of hammock chair. With inspiration clearly …

‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Where there were once desperate shouts into the wilderness, there are now two-way satellite messengers. The Bivy Stick is the latest in a crop of …

Nomad Survival Multi-Tool

Be prepared for your next outdoor adventure with the Nomad Survival Multi-Tool. An essential addition to your everyday carry, this multi-tool packs …

Camping

These 35 Legendary Products On Amazon Prime Have Thousands Of Reviews

When it comes to Amazon Prime, I'm kind of obsessed. Ever since I signed up about a year ago, I've used that free two-day shipping perk more times I …

The Ultimate Bug-Out Bag

That ragged guy on the street corner howling about the end of the world might be onto something. Think about it for a moment. Every morning it seems …

Survivalism