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A trucker's hitch tied in yellow rope.

Learn to tie the trucker’s hitch knot in under 5 minutes

The trucker's hitch knot is one of the best ways to get a tight line for setting up hammock ridgelines or making a running line for washing lines in camp.
The view from an MSR tent looking out over camping chairs and a lake.

Build your perfect camping sleep system to stay dry and cool

Good sleep systems include everything you need to stay warm and dry overnight at camp. Get the right gear for every occasion with our ultimate guide.
A Biolite basecharge unit and solar panel outside the back of a van

Review: Take home life off-grid with the BioLite Solar Generator 1500 Kit

The BioLite BaseCharge 1500 and SolarPanel 100 combine to give you huge reserves of power to take into the backcountry. Here's what I thought of it.
The view from an MSR tent looking out over camping chairs and a lake.

5 unwritten rules of camping you need to know

Learning the unwritten rules of camping allows us to forge connections with fellow campers, revel in the tranquility of nature, and bond with our family.
An RV and a Jeep at a campground with the setting sun in the background.

This new website is like Airbnb for RV enthusiasts and campers (and it’ll plan trips for you with A.I.)

Planning a road trip? RV camping and roadtripping doesn't have to be a headache with this trip planning site that uses next-gen A.I.
An inquisitive black bear plods through a new growth of trees.

Want to take photos of bears? A wildlife photographer reveals the do’s and don’ts to follow so no one gets hurt

By adopting Karen Blue’s mindset of care while photographing wildlife, future generations can also enjoy the beauty of North America’s magnificent creatures.
Night Sky Over Idaho's Craters of the Moon

Where will the next U.S. national park be?

The 64th and newest National Park will be here soon. Here are the candidates and what the naming process is like.
Dress the knot and pull it tight.

This is the easiest way to tie a bowline knot

Known as the king of knots, the bowline knot creates a secure loop and can always be untied, no matter how much tension you put on the rope.
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This Coleman 8-person tent is almost $100 off, and selling fast

Pack up the family and some savings with this deal on a Coleman Montana 8-person dome tent.
A man stargazing.

Report: These are the best stargazing spots in the U.S.

This summer is the perfect time to go on a stargazing adventure. However, choosing the right stargazing spot can make or break your experience.
Family camping

A new study says these are the 10 best states for a family camping trip

These 10 states give you an extraordinary camping experience. Let’s see where the rankings fall according to the Family Vacation Guide!
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Insta360 X3 action camera review: Is it worth it?

Whether capturing the ski slopes, a black diamond ridge on your bike, or the perfect campsite, relive the action and favorite moments with the Insta360 X3.
Tick on human finger

Tick safety 101: How to safely remove ticks (and avoid them in the first place)

Going out for a hike and worried about ticks? We give you some tips on how to avoid ticks while hiking to prevent Lyme disease.
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!)

We've put together the only camping packing list you'll ever need to help you prepare to venture into the great outdoors this summer.
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Here’s everything you need to pack for a trip to Yellowstone National Park

Just like Old Faithful, these essential items can always be counted on to ensure a safe and fun adventure trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2023.
The view from an MSR tent looking out over camping chairs and a lake.

The worst camping mistakes we’ve made (so that you don’t have to)

I've camped enough to make all of these mistakes at least once, but the good news is that you don't have to.
Two people hiking the W Trek in Chile, mountains in the background.

Planning a camping or hiking trip? Reduce your carbon footprint with these tips

Reducing your carbon footprint while hiking or camping is not only a responsible choice but also an opportunity to deepen your connection with nature.
Relaxing in the back of a car on a mattress

Here’s how to live in your car comfortably for a few weeks (or longer) like a pro

Here’s everything you’ll need to stay safe, sane, and happy when you choose to live out of your car for a little while if you ever want or need to.
Gamping tent with wine

There’s a new list of the best glamping destinations (and the winner is as weird as it is cool)

With the growing interest in glamping, it's clear that more travelers are seeking the perfect blend of outdoor exploration and upscale comfort.
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Everyday carry all-stars: Upgrade your gear with these best-in-class, fast-action flipper knives

If you’re looking to upgrade your EDC, here are the best flipper knives that anyone would be proud to carry in their pocket.
Full dinner grilling on a metal grate over an open campfire with a blurred couple in the background.

Stock your on-the-go outdoor kitchen with the best camping cookware

Unsure of how to cook outdoors? Check out our easy-to-use cooking gear list for both campers and backpackers, which will bring out your inner gourmet chef!
Heimplanet 2015 Spring Cairo Camo Tent Polychromlab

Brave the harshest elements in luxury with the world’s most extreme (and expensive) tents

The lowly tent gets a serious upgrade. Prepare to be wowed, camping friends, by the world’s most extreme, extravagant, and expensive tents.
Anker Nebula Mars 3

From portable power to an outdoor projector, Anker unveils new eco-friendly products

No matter where you live, Anker Innovations is on a mission to free you from the clutches of the power grid. Here are a few of their new products.
Long shot of the rear of an Airstream travel trailer being towed down a wide-open desert road.

RV shopping 101: A simple, yet complete guide for first-time RV, camper, and travel trailer buyers

If you’re ready to take the plunge into trailer travel, we’re here to make the process a bit less confusing with a beginner’s guide to RV trailers.
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Stock up on hiking and camping gear at the best places to shop for outdoor equipment deals

Most outdoor gear nowadays is designed to last for years, even decades, of use. Here are five of the best places to stock up on dirt-cheap camping gear.
A breathtaking view of Yellowstone National Park at sunset

Yellowstone National Park issues a new warning (and we can’t believe people need to be told this)

The recent incidents in Yellowstone National Park serve as a stark reminder of the consequences of irresponsible behavior and disregard for wildlife.
A fully tied figure-eight knot being rethreaded. Yellow and red rope tied around a stump on the grass.

Learn to tie (and untie) a double figure-eight knot

Learn how to tie the double figure-eight knot, perhaps the most secure knot in the world.
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

When you’re out for an overnight hike in the wilderness, you want to be amply prepared for the experience. Here's a guide for how to pack a tent in a backpack.
Kvarøy Arctic Farm in Norway under the northern lights.

The northern lights: Why this should be your next destination vacation

The northern lights will be fantastic in the coming year. Scientists are saying that by 2025, we'll reach the solar maximum, the peak of the solar cycle.
Four-season sleeping bag

Layer up or strip off? What’s the right way to sleep in a sleeping bag?

The age-old myth suggests that sleeping naked in your sleeping bag keeps you warmer, but is it right or should you wear clothes?
The Anker PowerHouse 767 portable power station.

Review: Is the Anker PowerHouse 767 portable power station worth the upgrade?

I've spent a few weeks testing the new Anker PowerHouse 767. Is this portable power station worth the price tag? Here's what I think.
Anzick Outdoor Chef's Knife

This limited edition camping blade is good enough to be a chef’s knife

Looking for a high-end camping knife? The James Brand's new limited edition kit is good enough to be a chef's knife.
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The camping and hiking gear we’re most looking forward to in 2023

Level up your hiking and camping trips with the most exciting new outdoor gear from our favorite brands.
Four-season sleeping bag

The unsung hero of the camping setup: Why your sleeping bag liner is essential

A sleeping bag liner lets you add warmth to your camping setup, keeps your sleeping bag clean, and avoids any nasty surprises in hostel bedrooms.
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How to waterproof a jacket in 3 simple steps

Waterproofing your jacket can transform a comfortable wardrobe staple into the ultimate waterproof rain jacket, and it’s really not as hard as you might think.
A reef knot is tied against a tree

Learn to tie a square knot to secure loads when you’re out camping

There are a lot of knots that any boater or outdoorsman needs to know. The square knot will help with tying bundles or packages.
Best Tips for Camping in the Rain

Don’t let rain dampen your trip: Tips for camping in bad weather

Getting into the great outdoors means exposure to the elements. Follow our top tips to avoid getting soaked when camping in the rain.
Two people hiking the W Trek in Chile, mountains in the background.

Upgrade to the best warm-weather hiking gear of 2023

We’ve rounded up the best new gear for hiking (and camping and kayaking and whatever else you’re getting into) this spring and summer.
Couple camping with the new 2023 Escapod TOPO2 Teardrop Trailer.

Escapod teardrop trailer offers the comforts of home while camping (no setup required)

The latest teardrop trailer on our radar is the all-new 2023 Escapod TOPO2, and it promises all the comforts of home with almost zero setup required.
An inquisitive black bear plods through a new growth of trees.

Aggressive bears have shut down camping in this part of the Appalachian trail

The U.S. Forest Service has just closed a part of the Appalachian trail to overnight camping due to a surge in bear attacks.
Person camping on a river using a one person tent

Gear up for your next big adventure with the best camping gear and accessories

The spring 2023 camping season is finally here, so we're sharing our favorite front-country (and some backcountry) camping essentials.
A man hauling a gray wheeled Pelican cooler on a beach.

These are the 11 best coolers like Yeti, but cheaper

If you’re looking for solid Yeti alternatives — coolers like Yeti but cheaper — here are the best options on the market right now.
Closeup of a hand holding a smartphone with a picture of a small seedling on the screen.

Get the best nature apps for identifying unknown plants and critters right from your smartphone

If you're insatiably curious about the natural world, these mobile nature apps will help you identify almost any unknown plant or critter.
Kitchen and bedroom setup inside the Airstream Caravel 16RB travel trailer.

Airstream’s new travel trailer fits a swanky studio apartment into less than 17 feet of living space

The latest Caravel 16RB offers many of the same upscale features and specs of its pricier brethren in one of Airstream's most compact footprints ever.
Unimog U 4000 / U 5000 extreme overlanding vehicle parked in a rugged location.

The most over-the-top vehicles for extreme overlanding this summer

These extreme machines are the best overland vehicles on the planet, as they’re designed to go anywhere with all the comforts of home.
Wingman-of-the-Road Goose Motorcycle Camping System lake feature

Pitch up in the best motorcycle tents for camping with your two-wheeler

There's nothing more exhilarating than the thought of hitting the open road on two wheels again. Here are the best motorcycle tents if a motel just won't do.
Man using a portable outdoor shower near the beach.

Keep clean anytime, anywhere with the best portable showers for camping

A portable camping shower can get you clean with minimal effort and water. We’ve found the 10 best models worth shopping in 2023.
Skinning knife

These are the best skinning knives to up your hunting game this year

Skinning your game doesn't have to be a hassle. For your next hunting trip, be sure to come prepared with one of the best skinning knives for 2023.
pond and mountain in Yosemite Park

There’s a new ranking of the 10 best national parks and some surprising faves aren’t on it

Searching for your next big adventure? Read on to discover which national parks made the top 10, and which fell short of everyone’s expectations.
A couple camping.

Revealed: These are the 10 best states for camping in the U.S.

It's no secret that Wyoming has always been a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and it's not hard to see why.