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Here Are the Best U.S. Hikes Accessible in the Summertime

Here Are the Best U.S. Hikes Accessible in the Summertime

Summertime is here and it's time to hit the trail for a hike. Travel along with The Manual to find the best places to chew dirt during the sunny season.
The best cold-weather camping gear can make your winter adventures warmer and more fun

The 6 Best One-Person Tents for Solo Travel Adventures

The 6 Best One-Person Tents for Solo Travel Adventures

These are the best one-person tents to use on solo adventures outdoor. No need to pack more than necessary when out in the wild.
A pile of sea glass on Glass Beach near Fort Bragg, CA

What is Sea Glass – How and Where Do You Find It?

What is Sea Glass – How and Where Do You Find It?

Do you know what sea glass is? Did you know that the red and orange colored ones are rare? Learn all about it here.
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Here’s Your Camping and Outdoor Guide for the Pacific Northwest

Here’s Your Camping and Outdoor Guide for the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest camping opportunities are many and wonderful. Here are a few of its most renowned outdoor spots.
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Get an Inflatable Kayak for Only $100 with Today’s Deal

Get an Inflatable Kayak for Only $100 with Today’s Deal

If you're looking to start kayaking and don't want to spend a bunch of money, this inflatable kayak from Intex is going for just $100 at Academy Sports.
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Academy Sports 4th of July Sale: Up to 50% Off Outdoor Gear

Academy Sports 4th of July Sale: Up to 50% Off Outdoor Gear

If you're looking to pick up some outdoor gear during the Fourth of July to have some fun out in the sun, this sale from Academy Sports is worth checking out.
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The Ultimate Guide for Fastpacking Success

The Ultimate Guide for Fastpacking Success

Here's our guide on how to fastpack. Learn what you need to consider before heading out on the trail.
Black sand beach in Vik, Iceland

17 Best Exotic Black Sand Beaches in the World

17 Best Exotic Black Sand Beaches in the World

Here's our list of the best black sand beaches in the world. You'll never see sand the same way again.
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Learn How to Tie a Square Knot in 6 Easy Steps

Learn How to Tie a Square Knot in 6 Easy Steps

There are a lot of knots that any boater or outdoorsman needs to know. The square knot will help with tying bundles or packages.
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Merrell’s New Walk & Talk Hotline: Company While You Hike

Merrell’s New Walk & Talk Hotline: Company While You Hike

During a time of strained social connections, Merrell offers therapeutic human interaction and outdoor reconnection with its Walk & Talk hotline during June.
A first-person view of an individual kayaking in Ocala National Forest

The Best Collapsible Kayaks to Take Out on the Water

The Best Collapsible Kayaks to Take Out on the Water

Find exceptional performance and versatility in the water along with ease and affordability on land with The Manual’s guide to the best folding kayaks.
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The Best Bikes for Teaching Your Kid to Ride

The Best Bikes for Teaching Your Kid to Ride

Here are the best bikes to teach your kid to ride, which are durable and flexible. Check out this list of some of the best for the job.
STEM mosquito repellent

Do All-Natural Bug Repellants Work? See How STEM Stacks Up

Do All-Natural Bug Repellants Work? See How STEM Stacks Up

STEM is an all-natural mosquito repellant. Our review will tell you how it stood up to field tests and its effectiveness.
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Why You Need the ChappyWrap Water Resistant Outdoor Blanket

Why You Need the ChappyWrap Water Resistant Outdoor Blanket

This is how the ChappyWrap Water Resistant Outdoor Blanket stands up against the elements. See what we have to say.
Climbers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson atop a remote Alaskan peak in 'The Sanctity of Space.'

Documentary Film Finds Awe in “The Sanctity of Space”

Documentary Film Finds Awe in “The Sanctity of Space”

Streaming now on Amazon and Apple TV, the documentary "The Sanctity of Space" finds three friends traversing Denali Park’s most challenging peaks in Alaska.
Two pairs of trekking poles resting on a large pile of rocks; there is a landscape of hills and mountains in the background.

Are Trekking Poles Worth It and Do You Need Them?

Are Trekking Poles Worth It and Do You Need Them?

Do trekking poles really help you while out on the trail? Here is our take on whether they're really worth the hype.
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A Field Test of the Decathalon Quechua Camp Cookware

A Field Test of the Decathalon Quechua Camp Cookware

Here's what we thought of the Quechua Camp Cookset. Does it live up to its higher-priced competitors?
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REI Is Having a SURPRISE SALE on Hiking Boots Today

REI Is Having a SURPRISE SALE on Hiking Boots Today

Today REI is hosting a surprise sale on some of the best brand names in men's hiking boots.
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This is the Best Wood for Grilling and Smoking, According to an Expert

This is the Best Wood for Grilling and Smoking, According to an Expert

There is a big difference in the wood you use when you're grilling or smoking. Find out which wood is the best and what the wood actually does to food.
The Lifestraw Peak Series collapsible water bottle in 650ml size.

The Lifestraw Peak Series Bottle Brings Versatility to the Backcountry

The Lifestraw Peak Series Bottle Brings Versatility to the Backcountry

The new Lifestraw Peak Series collapsible water bottle is a versatile piece of gear for just about any outdoorsman, traveler, or general hydration aficionado.

REI Memorial Day Sale: Clothing, Running Shoes, Camping Kit

REI Memorial Day Sale: Clothing, Running Shoes, Camping Kit

REI is running an incredible Memorial Day Sale featuring huge discounts on clothing, shoes, camping and hiking gear, and so much more.
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Southern Tide and Beneath the Waves Partner in Conservation Efforts

Southern Tide and Beneath the Waves Partner in Conservation Efforts

Southern Tide has just launched its latest collection with non-profit marine conservation and research organization partner, Beneath the Waves.
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Here is the Gear You Will Need for Those Spring Hikes

Here is the Gear You Will Need for Those Spring Hikes

We’ve rounded up the best new gear for hiking (and camping and kayaking and whatever else you’re getting into) this spring.

Introductory Guide to Stand Up Paddleboards

Introductory Guide to Stand Up Paddleboards

Paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing watersports worldwide. Here's how you can take to the water with confidence this summer.
Camel, wombat, and kangaroo signs in the Nullarbor Plain on the Eyre Highway.

Find Your Next Adventure on the World’s Loneliest Highways

Find Your Next Adventure on the World’s Loneliest Highways

The Manual's guide to most desolate places on Earth on four wheels. Follow along for an adrenaline rush and possible inspiration for your next destination.
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Save Big on Hydro Flask in the REI Anniversary Sale 2022

Save Big on Hydro Flask in the REI Anniversary Sale 2022

Whether you're looking to stay hydrated throughout the work day or out on the trail, REI has a ton of Hydro Flask deals to choose from right now.
Nathan Quickstart 2.0 6L hydration vest from the back.

I Spent 30 Days Running With The Nathan Quickstart Hydration Pack

I Spent 30 Days Running With The Nathan Quickstart Hydration Pack

I spent a month running trails with the new Nathan Quickstart 2.0 6L hydration pack. Here's my take after putting this trail running pack to the test.
Man relaxing alone under a MoonShade Portable Vehicle Awning while overlanding.

The Best Overlanding Gear to Start Exploring in 2022

The Best Overlanding Gear to Start Exploring in 2022

To kickstart your journey, we’ve gathered the best, most essential overlanding gear we’ve field-tested and personally recommend.
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The Priority Current Ebike is Classy, Stylish, and Smooth

The Priority Current Ebike is Classy, Stylish, and Smooth

Looking for a classy, powerful ebike? Then you might want to read our review of the Priority Current.
Merton sectional seating group with cushions on a wooden deck overlooking water.

Where To Find the Best Memorial Day Patio Furniture Sales in 2022

Where To Find the Best Memorial Day Patio Furniture Sales in 2022

Summer kicks off the outdoor entertaining season. Memorial Day patio furniture sales are your chance to save money when you spiff up your outdoor living space.
The landscape of Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii.

L.L.Bean Goes Off Grid for Mental Health Awareness Month

L.L.Bean Goes Off Grid for Mental Health Awareness Month

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean is going “off the grid” for the month of May, shutting down social media accounts in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.
The Camelbak Repack LR4 now includes the quick disconnect seen here.

This is What I Thought About the Camelbak Repack LR4 Hip Hydration Pack

This is What I Thought About the Camelbak Repack LR4 Hip Hydration Pack

The Camelbak Repack LR4 is a mountain-biking hydration pack for your hips. Here's my take after putting some miles in with the Repack on my local trails.
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The 10 Best Binoculars for Finding Your Game in 2022

The 10 Best Binoculars for Finding Your Game in 2022

Are you "game" for using one of our best binoculars for your next hunting trip? If so, check out our top picks that are high in quality and easy to use.
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The 20 Best U.S. National Parks to Explore Now

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.
Kamado Joe Jr. 13.5 inch Charcoal Grill in Blaze Red on a dock.

Looking for a Big Green Egg Alternative? This Model Is $299

Looking for a Big Green Egg Alternative? This Model Is $299

If you're looking for a new grill and are unsure whether you want a Green Egg, check out this fantastic deal on a Joe Jr. portable charcoal grill.
Hyper Bicycles 26-inch Shocker Mountain Bike parked on a street with blue sky, trees, and a small mountain in the background.

The Best Walmart Bike Deals to Shop Today

The Best Walmart Bike Deals to Shop Today

Walmart sells a wide selection of bicycles for many purposes and we found five of the best Walmart bike deals you can buy today.
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How to Clean and Prepare Fresh-Caught Fish for Beginner’s

How to Clean and Prepare Fresh-Caught Fish for Beginner’s

Landed a big catch? Nice work! Tasty fresh fish meat is just a few slices away. Follow this Manual guide to learn how to best prepare a fresh-caught fish.
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Best Gas Grill Deals: Get Grilling From $174 Today

Best Gas Grill Deals: Get Grilling From $174 Today

Wherever your gatherings may take place, we've tracked down some of the best reasons to get together with the best gas grill deals available right now.

Best Kayak Deals and Sales for May 2022

Best Kayak Deals and Sales for May 2022

Getting started in the world of kayaking is daunting, especially for your wallet, so let's take a look at some great starter kayaks that won't hurt your wallet.
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How To Adventure Solo: Safely Travel Anywhere by Yourself

How To Adventure Solo: Safely Travel Anywhere by Yourself

Mental and physically preparing for any outdoor activity will allow you to go it alone. Start with small steps to build up your confidence and skill level.
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Explore Every U.S. National Park with Just One App. Here’s How

Explore Every U.S. National Park with Just One App. Here’s How

The National Park Service's new smartphone app puts the experience, naturalist wisdom, and historical knowledge of hundreds of park rangers in your pocket.
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Hiking the Trail? Here’s 9 Tips for Safe Self-Navigation

Hiking the Trail? Here’s 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.
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Ski Goggle Deals: Up to 30% Off Bestselling Polarized Goggles

Ski Goggle Deals: Up to 30% Off Bestselling Polarized Goggles

With a lot of great ski goggle options out there, we've collected some of the best deals that will work great for both your wallet and yourself!
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Swimming Pool Deals: Sturdy Above-Ground Pools from $260

Swimming Pool Deals: Sturdy Above-Ground Pools from $260

Enjoy a delightful swimming pool experience at home for less with these deals from Wayfair.
Expert Grill 5-burner gas grill cooking meats and side dishes.

This 5-Burner Gas Grill Is Only $247 at Walmart Today

This 5-Burner Gas Grill Is Only $247 at Walmart Today

We found one of the best grill deals of the year at Walmart! Get this 5-Burner Gas Grill from Expert Grill for just $247 today!
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The 11 Best Backpacking Tents for Hiking and Camping

The 11 Best Backpacking Tents for Hiking and Camping

The best backpacking shelters balance weight, bulk, affordability, and wet-weather protection.
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Hammock Deals: Lounge Around and Snooze in Comfort from $35

Hammock Deals: Lounge Around and Snooze in Comfort from $35

Want to snooze in comfort? These hammock deals offer fantastic value for money while keeping you comfy as you camp.
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Tons of Columbia Gear Is 50% Off with These REI Deals

Tons of Columbia Gear Is 50% Off with These REI Deals

Today, REI has some pretty sweet deals on Columbia products, offering a whopping 50% off a wide array of top-rated items.
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Save $300 on the RadRover 6 Electric Bike When You Shop Today

Save $300 on the RadRover 6 Electric Bike When You Shop Today

The RadRover 6 Plus, the latest version of Rad Power Bike's flagship model, is available on a limited-time deal.
The "secret beach" at Ko Olina in Kapolei, Hawaii.

The Best Hiking Spots Across Hawaii, From the Big Island to Oahu

The Best Hiking Spots Across Hawaii, From the Big Island to Oahu

Heading to paradise, but want to spend time at more than just the beach? Check out some of the best hiking spots that Hawaii has to offer.