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Spending the evening underneath the open sky (or below the roof of your tent) is one of the greatest pastimes of any outdoorsman. But you don’t have to consider yourself an outdoorsman to camp in comfort. Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads — we’ve got guides to all the best camping gear and more.

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Winter camping: Everything you need for a safe trip

Stay safe winter camping with proper equipment, knowledge, and a rigorous safe home procedure, so that you can keep heading out under the stars.
Two camping tents covered in snow on a mountain in winter.

Camping gear 101: the must-have equipment for everyone

A man sits on the far side of the campfire while smoke rises in front of him.

Don’t let rain and snow douse your campfire

Woman with a headlamp camping in a winter tent surrounded by snow.

How to keep warm while winter camping: 9 life-saving tips you need to know

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

Stay hydrated this winter with these fantastic insulated water bottles

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The 9 best ultralight travel trailers for your road trip

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The 13 Best Camping Gifts for Your Favorite Outdoorsman

How to survive a bear attack: Your essential guide

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Best cheap tent deals for October 2022

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

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Guide to Buying the Right Sleeping Bag: Follow These Tips to Choose the Correct One

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Build Your Perfect Camping Sleep System to Stay Dry and Warm

Build Your Perfect Camping Sleep System to Stay Dry and Warm

Sleep systems include everything you need to stay warm and dry overnight at camp. Get the right gear for every occasion with our guide.
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Here’s Why a Sleeping Bag Liner Is a Camping Essential for Your Trips

Here’s Why a Sleeping Bag Liner Is a Camping Essential for Your Trips

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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In Review: Why My Go-To Ultralight Pack is the Montane Trailblazer LT

In Review: Why My Go-To Ultralight Pack is the Montane Trailblazer LT

The Montane Trailblazer LT is an ultralight pack for runners and hikers who want minimal fuss and maximum load bearing.
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.
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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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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?
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 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.
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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.
Best Hiking and Backpacking Tents

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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Top Ten Camping Hacks for First-time Campers

Top Ten Camping Hacks for First-time Campers

The first time doing anything can be difficult. Our top tips for first-time campers will help turn camping into a lifelong love affair.
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Cabana Camper Vans Teams Up with Eddie Bauer for the Ultimate Adventure

Cabana Camper Vans Teams Up with Eddie Bauer for the Ultimate Adventure

Cabana camper van rental company and iconic outdoor brand, Eddie Bauer, have partnered to provide a unique experience to explore the Pacific Northwest.
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Zendure’s SuperBase Pro Is an IoT-Enabled Power Station That Packs a Punch

Zendure’s SuperBase Pro Is an IoT-Enabled Power Station That Packs a Punch

With 14 ports, over a 2,000-Watt-Hour capacity, and built-in IoT connectivity, the Zendure SuperBase Pro is an impressive portable power station.
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6 Exhilarating Hiking Movies To Inspire Your Next Trek

6 Exhilarating Hiking Movies To Inspire Your Next Trek

When you're stuck inside, get a bit of that wild charm by watching hiking movies (both fiction and nonfiction) that put the natural world front and center.
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6 Essential Outdoor Knots for Camping and Backpacking

6 Essential Outdoor Knots for Camping and Backpacking

Every outdoorsman needs to know how to tie a knot for all occasions. Here are our top six outdoor knots for camping, backpacking, and survival.
Best Hydration Packs

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking, Trail Running, and Day Trips

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking, Trail Running, and Day Trips

If you spend any time running or hiking outdoors, it’s time to get a real hydration pack. These are the best to buy in 2022.
Man wearing a Selk'bag Nomad Wearable Sleeping Bag in the mountains.

Selk’bag Nomad Is the Wearable Sleeping Bag I Never Knew I Needed

Selk’bag Nomad Is the Wearable Sleeping Bag I Never Knew I Needed

Does anyone really need a wearable sleeping bag? After a week of testing the Selk'bag Nomad, I can safely say yes.
The view from the inside of a tarp tent.

How To Build Tarp Shelters Using These 5 Easy Designs

How To Build Tarp Shelters Using These 5 Easy Designs

The tarp is one of the most versatile pieces of outdoor equipment. It's time to get creative and build the perfect tarp shelter for any situation.
Best Tips for Camping in the Rain

Camping in the Rain: Don’t Let Bad Weather Dampen Your Trip

Camping in the Rain: Don’t Let Bad Weather Dampen Your Trip

Getting into the great outdoors means exposure to the elements. Follow our top tips to avoid getting soaked when camping in the rain.
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Ditch the GPS: How to Navigate Using a Map and Compass

Ditch the GPS: How to Navigate Using a Map and Compass

No matter how advanced technology is, the age-old map and compass are indispensable. Learn how to use them with our quick and easy guide.
Lake campsite booking using campspot.com.

The Best Online Camping Booking Sites to Plan Your Next Trip

The Best Online Camping Booking Sites to Plan Your Next Trip

Spring is here, and prime camp season is upon us. Most parks are already booked solid, but here are a few smart campsite booking alternatives to try.

This is How to Avoid Getting Sick While Camping

This is How to Avoid Getting Sick While Camping

Getting sick is never fun, but it is particularly unfortunate when you're out camping. Utilize these basic tips to stay safe and well in the outdoors.
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The 10 Best Pieces of Solar Gear for Exploring Off-Grid in 2022

The 10 Best Pieces of Solar Gear for Exploring Off-Grid in 2022

Finding the right solution for your on-the-go power needs can be tricky. We’ve done the hard work by rounding up the best solar gear for exploring off-grid.
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Wyoming Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

Wyoming Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

A guide and reasons to visit the Cowboy State in the spring and summer — Yellowstone, breweries, rodeos, outdoors in Jackson Hole, etc.
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Backpacking Checklist: 13 Things You Need for Hiking

Backpacking Checklist: 13 Things You Need for Hiking

No matter how far you’re trekking or how long you’re planning to be offline, these are the best backpacking essentials you need to survive.
A Nemo Dagger OSMO 2P backpacking tent out in the backcountry.

Nemo Dagger OSMO 2P Review: Why I Love This Do-It-All Tent

Nemo Dagger OSMO 2P Review: Why I Love This Do-It-All Tent

After spending a month with the new Nemo Dagger OSMO 2P, I've gotta say I'm a fan. Here are my takeaways from my time with the latest Dagger backpacking tent.
The view of Napa Valley from Mount Saint Helena near Calistoga, California.

The Best Wine Country Regions for Outdoor Adventures

The Best Wine Country Regions for Outdoor Adventures

Here are the best places in the United States to go for great outdoors and wine country refinement. You'll probably want to take your wine to go.
A man relaxing on a red camping hammock by a body of water.

The 7 Best Camping Hammocks to Swing Yourself to Sleep

The 7 Best Camping Hammocks to Swing Yourself to Sleep

The gentle rocking of a hammock is perhaps the greatest way to sleep in the backcountry. Try it out yourself with our best camping hammocks of 2022.
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a One-Person Tent

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a One-Person Tent

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 lowdown on what makes a 1P tent great.
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These are 6 of the Best Camping Cooking Gear Items for 2022

These are 6 of the Best Camping Cooking Gear Items for 2022

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!
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Our 9 Best Camp Coffee Makers for Fresh Morning Java

Our 9 Best Camp Coffee Makers for Fresh Morning Java

Take your morning coffee with you on any backpacking or camping adventure! Try our best camp coffee makers and mugs for an energy boost in the great outdoors.
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The Best Camping Grills for Outdoor Cooking

The Best Camping Grills for Outdoor Cooking

From lightweight, backpack-friendly models to large alternatives that can cook up dinner for the whole family, these are our favorite camping grills.

The 7 Best Camping Stoves for Car Camping in 2022

The 7 Best Camping Stoves for Car Camping in 2022

When you're able to carry all the frills, why would you settle for a small stove? These camping stoves will let you cook up a storm in 2022.
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3 Hiking and Survival Tips That Could Save Your Life

3 Hiking and Survival Tips That Could Save Your Life

Make your next hike a safe and enjoyable one with our brief guide on survival tips and hacks, which includes fighting off bears and navigating the wild.
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The Best All-Purpose Camping Knives to Buy in 2022

The Best All-Purpose Camping Knives to Buy in 2022

There are few items more essential to camping than a quality knife. To that end, we take a look at the best all-purpose camping knives for 2022.
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Here are 12 of the Best Campground Alternatives for RVs

Here are 12 of the Best Campground Alternatives for RVs

Take a break from campsites and spend the night somewhere unique with some of the best RV campground alternatives out there.
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How to Clean A Cooler That’s Smelly, Moldy, or Stained

How to Clean A Cooler That’s Smelly, Moldy, or Stained

Favorite cooler starting to look and smell a little funky? Here's how to clean a cooler the quick and easy way.