Camping

This Week's Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned. We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from …

Appalachian Trail

$15 lightweight, stackable backpacking cookware

This is the lowest price I've seen for this super popular, cheap 10 piece camping cook set.<p>The pot and pan, with lids, neatly stack. Netly stack into …

Outdoors

This Awesome Hiking Backpack Saved Me From Dehydration

Sip water as you scale a mountain with this CamelBak Hydration Pack<p>I was somewhere in the Adirondack Mountains when I got dizzy and started to sway back and forth in my hiking boots. It couldn't be that my muscles were giving out on me, because I'd only been on the trail for a few hours. It wasn't …

Outdoors

A Lightweight Approach to Big Hills – Chris Townsend's award-winning feature | The Great Outdoors

A Lightweight Approach to Big Hills – Chris Townsend’s award-winning feature<p>19th October 2017<p><b>Our Gear Editor Chris Townsend has long pioneered the</b> …

Outdoors

Massdrop Klymit Ultralight V Sleeping Pad Review

The MassDrop Klymit Ultralight V Sleeping Pad is a lightweight insulated sleeping pad that’s the result of a special design collaboration between …

Outdoors

Video: 13 Days on the John Muir Trail

Earlier today I shared a story about a new speed record set on the John Muir Trail. For most of us, the journey takes much long, and in realty we …

Backpacking

Pacific Northwest - Northern California Adventure - Luminous Landscape

2016 Michael Reichmann Grant Winner – Jan Bell<p>I was honored to learn that I was the recipient of the 2016 Michael Reichmann grant. It allowed me to …

National Parks

First Look: Black Diamond's Lightest Climbing Harness Yet

Coming March 2018, the Black Diamond Vision harness weighs just nine ounces. It is the lightest harness ever produced by the brand and intended for …

Outdoors

Highest Hundred - Interview With The Long Ranger

compose Logan Watts time Oct 19, 2017 comment 0<p>Just a few weeks ago, Justin Simoni (AKA “The Long Ranger”) finished bikepacking and climbing 105 of …

Colorado

Sierra Designs Pack Trench Review

I’m picky when it comes to my rain gear needs. Very, very, picky. Living in the pacific northwest, I practically live in my rain jacket and boots for …

Outdoors

Ten Basic Rules for Adventure

Earlier this year, my book <i>The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide</i> came out, representing about 12 years’ worth of poking around in the out-of-doors—climbing, backpacking, hiking, skiing, trail running, mountain biking, bike touring, and just about everything else. I haven’t climbed Everest, but I’ve …

Backpacking

5 Common Crankbait Fishing Mistakes

There’s a reason why so many top bass fishing professionals favor crankbaits—they’re known to catch big bass when other lures and techniques fail. …

Fishing

Saber is a rugged portable battery that can fully charge a laptop twice

It’s the first consumer product from Romeo Power<p>A relatively new commercial battery company with expats from Tesla, SpaceX, Amazon, and Faraday Future wants to put an end to searching for wall outlets with a new power brick called Saber. Saber is a 2.2-pound portable lithium-ion battery with 86 …

Technology

Adventuremobiles: Will Dennis Doesn’t Plan on Paying Rent Until 2022

Adventuremobiles: Will Dennis<p>Words and Photos: Taylor Boyd<p>We admittedly use this column loosely, and sometimes the rigs we feature are more …

Snowboarding

Why Every Woman Should Own a Pee Funnel

As I skimmed my suggested gear list for a Rainier climb a few years ago, I hit an item that read “pee funnel (for women). Optional. Practice is critical for the use of this item.” I cringed.<p>I'd never heard of a pee funnel before, and I was skeptical that I'd find it useful. But Rainer was going to …

Backpacking

The Best Budget Backpacking Sleeping Bags

<b>Tips on Bargain Shopping</b><br>Our budget backpacking sleeping bag review represents the best models with sub-$200 list prices. Before making a decision, …

Outdoors

Don't Let the Rain Ruin Your Workouts — These 5 Sneakers Are Water Resistant and Supportive

This season don't let the wet weather restrict your workouts to staying inside. Instead, invest in a comfortable, water-resistant shoe so you can safely keep running or hiking as you please. Although waterproof sneakers for street running are harder to come across, we found a few choices that fit …

Shoes

The best running backpacks 2017

Fitness has now become something we often incorporate into our daily routine. Whether it’s going out for a run first thing in the morning, or hitting …

Outdoors

10 tips for mountain navigation in bad weather | The Great Outdoors

18th October 2017<p><b>If you’re out on the hill and the weather closes in, don’t panic – here are some simple mountain navigation steps to keep you</b> …

Backpacking

Review: Sierra Designs Nitro 800 mummy || Great price, ordinary design

By onOctober 18, 2017 in Gear Reviews, Sierra Designs, Sleeping bags & pads 0<p>Cowboy camping in Tablelands at 11,000 feet in September, using the new …

Outdoors

Easy Pine Nut and Pesto Pasta

compose Guest time Oct 18, 2017 comment 0<p>Our friend Brendan Leonard recently co-authored and published a camping cookbook titled “Best Served Wild”. …

Outdoors

'Chicken whisperer' finds rooster on Appalachian Trail, carries it 42 miles to safety

An animal activist bumped into an unexpected companion on October 10 while hiking the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail — a Polish crested rooster …

Outdoors

Video: Cleaning Up the Pacific Crest Trail

Outdoor gear company Granite Gear has started to sponsor thru-hikers and charging them with the responsibility of helping clean up some of the most …

Backpacking

Backpacking a Willey Range Lollipop

Pungent. That’s the best way to describe the smell on the Zealand Trail as you approach the Beaver Ponds. They’re an essential part of the Zealand …

Backpacking

The Best Jackets of 2018

Don’t leave home without a warm winter buddy.<p>(Courtesy Patagonia)<p>Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie ($299)<p>A few years ago, waterproof down and down blends were all the rage as brands worked to improve on the coveted high-loft, but moisture-averse, insulation. This year, companies are debuting a crop of …

Backpacking

Watch: Bears Try to Break Bear Cans

How do you make sure bear-proof products are strong enough to withstand a hungry griz? Give a food-filled bear canister to one and see if he can …

Wildlife

Top tips for camping in windy weather

Camping in windy conditions can be a daunting thought but there's no reason why it can't be done... and you don't even have to splash out on an …

Backpacking

Nine-year-old completes ‘triple crown’ of thru-hiking, says his ‘feet are happy to be done’

Christian Thomas certainly deserves a rest day — preferrably one that includes a stop at his favorite Chinese restaurant.On Sept. 18, 2017 upon …

Backpacking

How to Keep Your Feet Happy on the Trail

When all you have is a couple days out in the wild before you have to head back to work on Monday, every minute you have on the trail is a precious …

Backpacking

Prana Stretch Zion Pants - Men's

Technical nylon trousers for climbing, hiking, bouldering, or general wear and tear. The articulated knees and gusseted crotch provide necessary …

Backpacking