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Spending the evening under the open sky (or below the roof of your tent) is one of the greatest joys of any outdoorsman. But you don’t have to be rugged to camp in comfort and enjoy time away from home. For all the best gear and advice on camping, The Manual has you covered.

White Jeep camping in the Australian desert.

The best tips and tech for beating the heat while car camping this summer

Summer car camping can be brutal. But, clever planning and the right gadgets—including portable fans, fridges, and even ACs—can make it a lot more enjoyable.
A view from the inside of a tent looking out on a campground.

The ultimate packing list for summer camping (so you’ll never forget a thing!)

Anker Solix portable power station

The sexy looking Anker Solix F3800 can power your home or your camping equipment

A man looking up in the woods, seemingly lost

Study reveals haunting truth wabout getting lost in the wild—and how to avoid it

Exodus Capax travel trailer being towed by a black SUV down a desert highway.

Exodus’ Capax travel trailer is luxe, off-road-ready, and fits in a standard garage

The landscape of False Cape.

The 4 best beaches in the U.S. for camping like a castaway

a man sitting next to a campfire near a lake

Camping insurance is a good idea, and you may already have it

Big camping green backpack and yellow tent in the mountains.

How to pack a tent in a backpack: A pro guide for beginners in 6 easy steps

Relaxing in the back of a car on a mattress

Car camping: How to live in your car comfortably for a few weeks (or longer)

A Roam Resilient Baja Edition overland trailer parked by a lake.

The overland trailer from this new company is rugged enough to take you anywhere

Hiking Denali National Park in Alaska

7 real locations from outdoor movies to explore

A man floating on a river in an inner tube on a cloudy day with hills in the background

These 5 river tubing experiences will float your worries away

Wolves looking through the bedroom window at Canada's Parc Omega Wolf Cabin.

Sleep among a pack of wolves at Canada’s luxe-adventure Parc Omega Wolf Cabins

If you crave more than a "traditional" wilderness glamping experience, this one-of-a-kind lodge lets you sleep among the world’s greatest predators.
Rendering of a Toyota Tacoma with a Scout Yoho pop-up truck camper installed.

Scout debuts Yoho, its first pop-up truck camper, with more models to come

Yoho, the first in Scout's all-new line of pop-top campers, packs a kitchen, toilet, and sleeping quarters for four adults in the bed of most midsized pickups.
The Yeti Hopper M12 Backpack Soft Cooler sitting against a tree.

This is my new favorite on-the-go cooler

This backpack cooler from Yeti is built to go the distance — it's ice cold, surprisingly comfy to carry on extended trips and super stylish.
A camping setup with tents

This is how to avoid getting sick while camping

Getting sick is never fun, but it's particularly unfortunate when you're out camping. Take note of these basic tips to stay safe and well in the outdoors.
Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park

The 20 best U.S. national parks to explore now

Soaring mountains, dune-covered deserts, glacial lakes, primeval forests, and red-rock canyons set the stage for special adventures in splendid national parks.
The author wearing the wearing the Royal Robbins Merced Anorak on the Oregon coast.

I never go to the coast without this jacket from Royal Robbins

If you're a notorious weather forecast ignorer like me, you'll want to have this versatile jacket on-hand to handle anything the outdoors has in store for you.
Man shaving outside

All the camping toiletries you need for a weekend (or a week) in the woods

Planning an outdoor adventure? We've rounded up the best, must-have toiletries and grooming products to help you look and feel your best in the wild.
Man stepping out of a Noovo Plus camper van parked near the beach.

This luxe, high-roof camper van is like a Parisian micro-apartment on wheels

With premium finishes, off-grid tech, and a Euro-inspired "boho chic" interior, the Noovo Plus is a cut above most DIY camper vans on the market.
Man hiking with poles near a mountain

Hiking the trail? Here are 9 tips for safe self-navigation

Getting lost on the trail can be a terrifying experience, particularly for solo hikers. But it’s also preventable with proper preparation.
Camper sitting inside the rear hatch of Vistabule's DayTripper teardrop camper.

This new ultra-compact teardrop camper packs in a lot for under $15K

Vistabule takes the modern RV camping experience back to basics with the new DayTripper—a featherweight teardrop camper designed with minimalists in mind.
An empty campsite with a picnic table and firepit

Abandoned campsites are a big problem for campers: Here’s how to cope

According to a study, most campsites are abandoned. Here's why and what you can do about it to get your deserved spot.
Camping fire

How to gather firewood responsibly while camping

Whether planning a weekend escape or a multi-day backpacking excursion, we should all strive to be good stewards of the Earth by gathering firewood responsibly.
Concept rendering of Living Vehicle's Cyber Trailer all-solar travel trailer.

This company made a Cybertruck-inspired travel trailer that could run off-grid forever

Living Vehicle's Cybertruck-inspired CyberTrailer promises unlimited power and air-to-water conversion, allowing campers to get farther off-grid than ever.
Great Sand Dunes National Park

The best campgrounds in the U.S. for stargazing and enjoying the night sky

To see the stars as our ancestors did requires an escape to somewhere remote, somewhere untouched by light pollution and civilization.
camping vs. glamping campsite

Glamping vs. camping: What’s the difference, and which is for you?

While there's no solid line drawn between glamping vs. camping, glamping is a lot like Steve Buscemi or a rabid bear: You know it when you see it.
Mammoth Overland TL Travel Trailer being towed by a black Jeep Wrangler.

Mammoth Overland’s ultra-rugged TL travel trailer has an insane amount of space

The all-new Mammoth Overland TL overland trailer is rugged, overbuilt, and surprisingly luxurious—all with enough room to sleep four adults comfortably.
A view from the inside of a tent looking out on a campground.

The best camping hacks for first-time campers

Whether you're heading out under the stars for the first time or convincing your buddies it's the way to live, do it right with our camping hacks.
Mama bear with two cubs

How to use bear spray and live to tell the tale

Avid outdoorsmen know the importance of bear spray in the backcountry. But carrying it is of no use if you don’t know how to use it. Here's how.
Couple camping with cooler and beer

How to clean a cooler that’s smelly, moldy, or stained to get ready for summer

Is you favorite cooler starting to look and smell a little funky? Here's our quick and not-so-dirty guide on how to clean a cooler the easy way.
A Bean Stock 2.0 ultralight travel trailer being towed down a wooded trail by a new Ford Bronco.

Hitch up with the 7 best off-road trailers ready to take you anywhere in 2024

These off-road trailers offer beefy tires, serious suspensions, durable chassis, and most of the comforts of home—all in a compact, towable package.
Pickup truck with travel trailer

6 RV camper styles perfect for every family and budget

Looking to narrow down the right RV for you? We've got you covered with all the different types to choose from.
A bear bag hanging from a tree branch

Everyone needs to know how to hang a bear bag, including you

If you're heading into the backcountry and you know you'll be in bear-itory, it's time to learn how to hang a bear bag.
Three Outside Van camper vans parked in the desert.

The best camper vans for adventurous luxury living in the great outdoors

The best camper vans go way beyond those Insta-famous vanlife rigs with swanky interiors, high-tech amenities, and off-road features ready to take you anywhere.
A picture of the Yosemite Valley during Spring Time

Yosemite National Park is getting a new glamping site with the luxuries you want

Under Canvas, a popular glamping company, is bringing new accomodations to Yosemite National Park.
A solo stove popcorn maker placed over a solo stove standalone fire pit

Forget s’mores: Solo Stove has a new camping-ready popcorn maker

The new Solo Stove Popcorn Maker simplifies the process of preparing a popular campfire snack with it's compact and efficient design. Let's take a look.
Vanspeed California Coast camper van parked in a parking lot.

Vanspeed’s California Coast camper van is built for bold coastal adventures

The all-new Vanspeed California Coast camper van features a sleek, coastal-inspired interior, plus enough space inside and out for your favorite adventure gear.
Person camping on a river using a one person tent

The ultimate guide to choosing the perfect one-person tent for your next outing

Ready to commit to the one-person tent life but don't know where to start your search? Here's the lowdown on what makes any one-person tent great.
A campfire

Camping hacks: Is Vaseline the secret to an incredible campfire?

Is this common household item the ticket to an incredible campfire? Here's everything you need to know. 
Coast Model 1 solar electric travel trailer/RV parked near a pond.

Coast’s all-new Model 1 solar electric trailer is a luxe, off-grid-ready stunner

Coast's all-new Model 1 is a luxurious, solar-powered travel trailer designed to take you just about anywhere without having to leave your gadgets behind.
Man building a campfire in front of a Winnebago Ekko Springer camper van.

Camper van vs Class B RV: How to choose which to buy for your outdoor adventures

Do you need a Class B RV, or a camper van? Do you know the differences between the two? We tell you all you need to know
Date and cashew bars

How to make nutritious and delicious trail snacks: Your DIY guide

Learn how to make healthy trail snacks that will fuel you for long days of trekking or overnight hikes.
A campfire pot hanger holds a kettle over a stone circle

Campfire cooking: This is the absolute best way to make a pot hanger

There are many ways to hang a campfire cooking pot, but this adjustable pot hanger lets you adjust the heat exposure and go from boil to simmer.
A person hiking

Dust off your gear, it’s time to hit the trail: The spring hiking tips you need

Embrace the rainy weather and muddy terrain with these springtime hiking tips, as well as what to pack for a fun and successful hike.
Man on bike in Apple watch

Garmin, Seiko, G-SHOCK, and more: Our picks for best outdoor watches in 2024

The best outdoor watches for men include brands like Apple, G-Shock, Garmin, Seiko, and Hamilton
A man soaking in a natural tub outside of an RV during dusk with a mountain range behind him.

Calm camping is officially the trend for summer 2024

Camping trends are redefining traditional approaches to escaping into the great outdoors. This study highlights the 3 most prominent trends this summer.
Camper van outfitted with Super Pacific's CloudCap pop-up roof tent parked among a stand of trees.

This rooftop tent kit will turn your van into a pop-top camper for about $12K

Super Pacific's clever CloudCap pop-up tent kit expands your van's living space by converting the unused roof space into a legit "bedroom" with a view.
Side view of a Remote Vans camper van with its sliding door open.

Remote Vans drops 3 new camper van models designed for luxury living on the road

With Starlink internet, premium appliances, a hot water shower, and a beefy power system, this van is built for living, working, and traveling almost anywhere.
A reef knot is tied against a tree

These are the essential outdoor knots every outdoorsman should know

Every outdoorsman needs to know how to tie a knot for all occasions. Here are our most important outdoor knots for camping, backpacking, and survival.

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