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When you’re ready to take your camping excursions to the next level, it’s time for a backpacking trip. Whether you’re a well-traveled backpacker or new to the hobby, you need to be aware of the backpacking essentials, the best gear on the market, and tips that will make your time in the backcountry even more enjoyable.

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The ultimate ultralight backpacking gear list: This is everything you need

Ultralight backpacking has never been easier than with this gear list

Make sure your fastpacking adventure is a success with our ultimate guide.
June 26, 2022
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No matter the outdoor adventure, these are the essentials you will most probably be needing to survive.
April 3, 2022
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Kick back and relax in style in your own lightweight camping hammock.
March 24, 2022
A man relaxing on a red camping hammock by a body of water.
Ready to commit to the one-person tent life out in the backcountry but don't know where to start your search? Here's the low down on what makes a 1P tent great.
March 22, 2022
Person camping on a river using a one person tent.
Whip up any kind of meal in the great outdoors with our best cooking gear for camping and backpacking.
March 22, 2022
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We're sharing our favorite camp coffee makers and mugs for coffee and camping enthusiasts alike!
March 19, 2022
A woman sitting and drinking a warm beverage by a green tent.
Hit the road with your life on your back and the world at your feet.
March 18, 2022
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Roasting s’mores and hot dogs over an open fire—this is what we envision when thinking of camp cooking.
March 17, 2022
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Your sleeping pad can mean the difference between an epic adventure and an outdoor nightmare.
March 10, 2022
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Spend less time hauling and more time exploring with these awesome backpacking gear options.
March 3, 2022
A man with a backpack standing on a rocky ledge.
We’ve assembled a shortlist of the best camping lights that will make your outdoor journey worth the wait.
February 23, 2022
Embrace the rainy weather and muddy terrain with these springtime hiking tips, as well as what to pack for a fun and successful hike!
February 21, 2022
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Purchasing a tent can be a bit challenging, considering the variety of models, features, and purposes.
January 7, 2022
With just the right camping stove, you can eat like a king, even when you're miles from a proper kitchen.
September 25, 2021
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Find everything you need for a weekend camping trip or an overnight trek on our one-stop merchant: Amazon.
September 2, 2021
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Explore far off-grid with the juice to charge all your electronics.
September 1, 2021
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Walmart is offering the Ozark Trail 10-Person Instant Cabin Tent for super cheap today, and it's an amazing deal for whole-family or group camping trips.
August 24, 2021
Ozark Trail 10-Person Instant Camping Tent set up on white background.
Stay protected from the elements of spring, summer, winter, and fall all year-round with these 4-season tents.
August 20, 2021
Winter Camping Tents
Traversing these bucket list-worthy backpacking trails is going to be one heck of an adventure.
August 11, 2021
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There is no single perfect backcountry sleep system. The optimal solution is the one that’s right for you.
August 2, 2021
Be a responsible adventurer taking these campfire safety tips into heart.
June 7, 2021
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All that hiking will make you thirsty, but lugging a six-pack is exhausting. You need a flask fit for the job.
June 4, 2021
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Lighten your load with the best multipurpose gear for happier hiking.
April 30, 2021
Best Multipurpose Hiking Gear
With the latest in freeze-drying and dehydrating technology, we can have our chili and eat it on the go too.
April 19, 2021
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There's no excuse to be without clean water on the trail. A simple and reliable water filter is indispensable.
April 13, 2021
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Forget about back pain and actually enjoy the mountains and waterfalls you came to see.
April 5, 2021
Best Outdoor Backpacks
In the wide spectrum of footwear, where do waterproof socks fit in?
April 2, 2021
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On your next hiking adventure, you'll need a lightweight backpack that doesn't sacrifice comfort or space for ounces.
March 30, 2021
Whether for slicing open Amazon boxes or taking down ninjas, you need an EDC flipper.
December 14, 2020
There’s nothing like putting your feet up in a comfortable chair around the fire at the end of a long day.
October 7, 2019
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The general rule of camping defines success by an inverse ratio of baggage brought to comfort enjoyed. Whatever you bring beyond the bare essentials needs to really prove its worth through versatility, clever design, and rugged performance.
June 21, 2019
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If you're pondering your first wilderness expedition, then you probably don't need the best of the best gear — not when you can rent great outdoor equipment.
May 8, 2019
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The Kammok Mantis is an all-in-one hammock system that could replace your backpacking tent.
March 6, 2019
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