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Colorado Is Now Home to the Newest International Dark Sky Park

Light pollution makes it harder now than ever to see the night sky as our ancestors did. Thankfully, the International Dark-Sky Association is working to combat the problem. This month, Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park became the latest to receive an official Dark Sky Park designation.
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Save Money on Your Gear by Renting It First with Coozie Outdoors

If you only head into the backwoods once or twice a year, or if you're pondering your first wilderness expedition, then you probably don't need to own a full set of gear — not when you can rent great outdoor equipment from Coozie Outdoors.
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8 Best Adult Summer Camps for Grown-Ass Men

Remember the glory days of summer camp? These adult summer camps recapture all the fun of your misspent youth but with a lot more day drinking and debauchery. Here are eight amazing summer camps for (mostly) grown-up men.
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Wilderness First Aid: What to Pack and Know Before You Hit the Trail

before you go for that next hike, mountain bike ride, high alpine climb, or even just a car camping trip in a remote area, bone up on wilderness first aid and make sure you pack accordingly.
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Hitch Hotel Might Be the Most Compact Travel Trailer We’ve Ever Seen

For RV campers who value mobility, versatility, and portability, less is more. That’s where a well-made, ultra-light travel trailer comes in. The new Hitch Hotel, billed as the “world’s first expandable wheel-less trailer," is one of the most impressive.
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There’s No Place Like (a Floating) Home on the Raptor Platform

Crafted as a floating fishing platform, the Raptor Platform could be an inflatable houseboat, a portable dock, or a zombie apocalypse safe haven.
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Futuristic Polydrop Travel Trailer Looks Straight Out of Blade Runner

The travel trailer space has become crowded indeed. There are European models with retractable roofs, models designed to serve as “basecamp” for hardcore adventurers, and off-road-ready campers capable of going just about anywhere. The minimalist Polydrop travel trailer lies somewhere in the middle.
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This Camper Wants to Be Whatever Type of Travel Trailer You Need It to Be

A new breed of travel trailers is targeting hardcore explorers. These adventure trailers forego frilly luxuries like faux granite countertops, big-screen HDTVs, and smartphone-controllable mood lighting. Instead, they’re all about function, versatility, and gear hauling.

Why Camp on Land When You Can Camp on Water with an Inflatable Tent?

SmithFly created the Shoal Tent that allows you to camp on the water. Even crazier? It has no poles. The concept was created by a designer/fisherman and we need it now.
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Beauer 3X Camping Trailer Expands From Pod to Palace in Just 20 Seconds

Meet the Beauer 3X camping trailer, a compact, towable camping pod that expands to three times its size. Towing the Beauer 3X on cross-country adventures means no more cramping (cramped camping) in small trailers and no maneuvering massive gas-guzzling RVs.
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Camp, Fish, and Actually Talk to Humans at Snow Peak Way 2022

How long has it been since you last got the recommended dose of nature bathing and happy hour around the campfire? Probably too long. Snow Peak can help.
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Kammok Says This Is the Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Hammock

In their endless striving for lighter and lighter setups, some ounce-counting backpackers (without sore backs) have picked up hammocks as lightweights shelters that pack down small. Kammok's new Mantis is an all-in-one hammock system that could replace your backpacking tent.
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You Can Literally Text from the North Pole with Somewear Global Hotspot

No matter how far you choose to explore — the Rocky Mountains, the middle of the ocean, even the North Pole — Somewear Global Hotspot has you covered. It's the perfect lifeline for off-grid connectivity, promising text messaging, location sharing, weather updates, and access to emergency services.
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Backcountry Brews: Essential Beer Accessories for Your Next Camping Trip

Take wilderness exploration to the next level with these beer accessories ready-made for your camping adventures, from growlers to chillers.

This Tent Is Part Treehouse, Part SUP Board, and All Awesome

The latest creation from Tenstile, an innovative outdoor brand best-known for tents that can be suspended from trees, is a tent capable for use in the air, on the ground, and on water. The new Tentsile Universe is now available for pre-order.
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PlugVan Converts Most Vans Into Full-Fledged Campers in 5 Minutes

Traditional campers and travel trailers can be prohibitively expensive both to buy and to maintain. PlugVan is a unique plug-and-play module designed to literally “plug” into a variety of stock work vans, converting them into full-fledged campervans in less than 10 minutes.
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The North Face and BMW Team Up for Revolutionary Futurelight Camper Concept

At CES 2019, BMW Group’s subsidiary, Designworks, debuted the state-of-the-art Futurelight Camper that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. The concept features new fabric technology from The North Face, dubbed Futurelight.
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Your Guide to Perfectly Portable Flask Cocktails

Flask cocktails are a great way to up your game when hiking, camping, or just going to a place where you'll need a little nip.
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Nestbox Turns Your SUV Into an Off-Grid Camper in Minutes

Sleeping in your car is never quite as cushy as overnighting in a decked-out RV or travel trailer. Egoé is looking to deliver that same experience to SUV owners with Nestbox, a clever camping kit “insert” that transforms a wide variety of automobiles into full-featured travel trailers in minutes.

A Comprehensive Guide to Different Helle Knives and Their Uses

Whether you need a blade for fishing, whittling, or camping, Helle has it. The Norwegian brand helps us make an educated decision on the best knife for different activities.
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Snow Peak’s New Fire Resistant Outerwear Will Save You From Sparks

Enjoy winter campfires without getting burned with Snow Peak's new collection that is fire resistant, meaning you'll never lose a jacket to a stray spark again.
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New to Nature? Start Backpacking and Camping with Rental Gear from CampCrate

How do you plan for a backpacking trip in Yosemite when you have no gear? Simply rent what you need from CampCrate and ship it back when you're done. Founders Chad Lawver and Mason Gravley want to make it as easy as possible for beginners to go backpacking.
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Going off the Grid? You’ll Need These Essentials

Whether you're saying goodbye to society for a month-long campout or an indefinite plunge into the wild, going off the grid requires careful planning and preparation. If you're going off the grid, you'll need the gear on this list to make your new life safe, sustainable, and maybe even pleasurable.
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Lodge Wants You to Cook It All In Cast Iron on Your Next Camping Trip

The Lodge Cook-It-All is the latest cast iron cookware made for your outdoor culinary pursuits. It boasts five different campfire-ready configurations.
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Nanopresso is the Go-Anywhere Personal Espresso Machine You Need Now

Sometimes you just need a shot of espresso. Whether you're on an epic road trip miles from the nearest Starbucks or trekking the backcountry miles from anything, the Nanopresso personal, portable espresso machine is the answer to your espresso addict prayers.
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Camp Yosemite Like a Gentleman at AutoCamp’s Newest Airstream-centric Outpost

AutoCamp combines all the amenities of an upscale boutique hotel with the joys of a traditional camping experience. We’ve long been fans of their first two California locations in Santa Barbara and Russian River. Now, they’re slated to debut a third — their largest, most remote, and most beautiful yet.
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Into the Wild is a Tiny Cabin that Let’s You Edit Your Views of the Forest

Into the Wild is a unique concept that turns the simple shelter into an immersive experience through sliding panels, allowing you to choose your view of the landscape.
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You Can ‘Glamp’ Like a Pioneer in an Oregon Trail-Style Covered Wagon

The iconic Oregon Trail video game opened many a child’s eye to the wonders of the pioneering days. Now, California's Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging is recapturing that same spirit of exploration with a unique glamping experience complete with Conestoga wagons.
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How to Winterize Your Camping Gear: Tips for Cleaning and Storing Equipment

There’s nothing worse than getting stoked for a trip and pulling out rotten tents, sleeping bags, or hiking boots. Here's how to clean and store camping gear so you can actually use it when the warmer seasons comes.
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Opinel Nomad Kit Offers the World’s First Fold-Out Vegetable Peeler

Opinel, the venerable French knife manufacturer, has just released its latest innovation in the everyday carry world as part of the brand's recent Nomad Kit: a fold-out vegetable peeler. Yes, gentleman, this may, in fact, be a world first.
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White Water Rafting the Rapids of the Gauley River in West Virginia

Every fall the Summersville Dam in West Virginia opens up and churns out some of the best whitewater rapids. It's officially Gauley River rafting season.
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Honest Camper Keeps Van Life Real with Simple Overlanding Rentals

The charm of roughing it makes Honest Camper one of the more awesome overland tour services. Based out of Vancouver, Canada, this company does one thing and does it supremely right: camper vans, ready for a weekend adventure or a cross-country road trip.

The Best Labor Day Sales on Camping Gear

With summer coming to a close, your camping days may be numbered, but right now is an excellent time to stock up on gear for next summer. These Labor Day sales from REI, Backcountry, and Walmart have everything you need to get outdoors.
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Tepui’s Latest Rooftop Tents and Gear Are Raising the Bar on Outdoor Adventuring

From rooftop tents to portable kitchens, Tepui's latest outdoor gear makes spontaneous camping easier than ever. Here's a sneak peek at the new additions coming to the lineup in fall 2018 and spring 2019.
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The BioLite FirePit is a Portable Fire Pit That Doubles As a Grill

BioLite's latest camp-friendly creation, the BioLite FirePit, is finally available after months of waiting. With the ability to charge up your electronics and keep wood burning near smoke-free for 24 hours, this little FirePit is the camping stove of your dreams.
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Travel All Over Without Ever Leaving Home in an ESCAPE Tiny House

The view from your windows can get a bit boring, but the comforts of home are always welcome — so why not keep the home but change the scenery? ESCAPE crafts luxurious, eco-friendly homes you can take anywhere and a new option comes with a porch.
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Camp for (Almost) Free at Breweries, Vineyards, and Farms with Harvest Hosts

Travel is all about the sharing economy. Airbnb popularized the idea of crashing at a stranger’s house and numerous spin-offs have taken the concept even further. Harvest Hosts is reinventing it again by inviting travelers to stay at vineyards, breweries, and farms around the country for almost free.
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018: The Best Gear of the Year

Outdoor Retailer Summer Show 2018 descended upon Denver, Colorado in July, providing brands the opportunity to showcase the best new gear, tech, and clothes for the upcoming sports seasons. We found five brands and products that truly stood out and awarded each "Best in Show."
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Otterbox’s New Dry Bag Duffels Keep All Your Gear Safe and Dry

As with its other products, Otterbox has built the Yampa Dry Bag Duffel line to protect your bag's contents not only from water with its waterproof sealed seams and zipper, along with waterproof TPU-coated nylon and textured base, but the Yampa duffel also protects your gear from drops and blows.
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Snow Peak Celebrates 60 Years of Making Products that Last a Lifetime

Venerable Japanese outdoor outfitter Snow Peak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Take some time to learn more about a company that will make the only camping mug you'll ever need (among other outdoor essentials).
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Snow Peak Launched a Slim Iron Grill Table and We Can’t Wait to Get One

This month, Snow Peak added to their repertoire of outdoor cooking gear, apparel, tents, and famously easy-to-use and convenient iron grill tables, a thinner, lighter (but just as durable and good-looking) Iron Grill Table Slim.
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Let In Just the Right Amount of Nature with the Airstream Basecamp

Using a travel trailer is certainly a different way to camp, and for some, it will always be an artificial experience. For others, light campers like the new Airstream Basecamp are a way to socialize and stay comfortable, so you can indulge in nature for longer. Here's our review.
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The Best Deals on Big Agnes Tents During the REI Anniversary Sale

Each year beloved outdoor retailer REI offers an anniversary sale to rival all deals. For 2018, there are over 16,000 items discounted by up to 30%. We offer our picks for the best Big Agnes tents for sale this year.

Far Off the Beaten Path: 3 Most Remote National Parks in the United States

Big-name destinations like Grand Canyon and Yosemite may be the most popular, but the the most remote national parks in the United States are lesscrowded and just as awe-inspiring.
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The Combar Heavy Duty Multi-Tool Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Pocket Knife

A full-size adventure, survival, and safety tool built for durability, the Combar has been engineered to pound metal tent stakes, chop trees, and dig fire pits with ease — and it's available for pre-order on Kickstarter right now.
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The World’s Smartest Pop-Up Tent Just Got Smarter

The Cinch tent is one of the first smart tents ever developed. The company, which first launched in 2014, recently scored a considerable amount of crowd-funding via Indigogo: over $404,000, to be exact, which means consumers can expect quite a few improvements to the original design.
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Survival Hacker’s Handbook: An Enjoyable Read That Just Might Stave Off Death

Among the things I'm hoping I never have to deal with are a grizzly bear attack, an avalanche, and being caught in the middle of a flash flood. But, if any of those things happen, I'll be better prepared to face them thanks to Ted Alvarez's enjoyable, informative new book, The Survival Hacker's Handbook. 
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Tipoon the Travel Machine is an Expandable Tiny-Home Away from Home

A name like Tipoon the Travel Machine conjures images of yellow submarines and magic school buses, so it may come as a surprise that this playful, almost child-like moniker belongs to a totally streamlined, expandable, tow-behind travel trailer.
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Bear-Proof Cooler Testing: Where Brands Send Prototypes to Be Mauled

Randy Gravatt works at The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, which is where brands like Yeti, Otterbox, and Field & Stream send their coolers to be certified bear-proof. We chat with Gravatt to learn more about the proofing process and what these coolers go through.
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Bubble Domes Are the Only Way to Camp in Ireland

The Bubble Domes at Finn Lough Resort offer some of Northern Ireland’s most unique accommodations, far from the maddening crowds of tourist hot sports like Belfast.