National Parks Road Trip of a Lifetime
Oct19

National Parks Road Trip of a Lifetime

Look up at the peaks of Montana’s Glacier National Park—Mt. Gould, Mt. Grinnell, Going-to-the-Sun—and they are snaggle-toothed, beautiful, terrifying. Testimony to the sculptural power of ice. Glacier’s glacier story is complicated. The park has glaciers, 25 of them, which were at their best 500 years ago. The mountain-sculpting work was done by long-vanished Ice Age glaciers from 2 million years ago. Spend...

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13 Essential Camping Clothes & Accessories
Oct18

13 Essential Camping Clothes & Accessories

1 of 13 Courtesy of Patagonia Base Layer A warm, breathable base layer is key to comfortable camping in the fall, winter, and spring. This versatile top has odor control fabric so you can backpack in it for days without scaring off your hiking buddies. Both the men’s and women’s versions are made with recycled polyester, Fair Trade Certified sewing, and Bluesign approved fabric. Advertisement 2 of 13 Courtesy of United By...

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11 Best Waterproof Camping Items
Oct18

11 Best Waterproof Camping Items

Forget the harsh, blinding light of a too-powerful lantern. This super lightweight, collapsible outdoor light lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge, has a built in solar charger, and includes three brightness modes. The waterproof light is perfect for a late-night dip–just inflate it and let it float on the...

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24 Essential Pieces of Backpacking Gear
Oct18

24 Essential Pieces of Backpacking Gear

1 of 24 Courtesy of Gossamer Gear Backpack The Gossamer Silverback 50’s simple frame is strong enough to carry up to 30 pounds, and the padded shoulder and waist straps make even a long trek comfortable. Advertisement 2 of 24 Courtesy of Big Agnes Tent The Big Agnes Tumble 4 mtnGLO literally lights up at night, thanks to LED bulbs, and still manages to come in under nine pounds, all in. 3 of 24 Courtesy of Big Agnes...

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10 Best Lightweight Tents for Backpacking
Oct18

10 Best Lightweight Tents for Backpacking

1 of 10 Courtesy of Big Agnes I’ll Fly Away The last thing you want to do in a deluge is pound tent stakes into soggy ground. Big Agnes—the Big Daddy of lightweight—offers the freestanding Fly Creek stake-free with Fast Fly set-up to get you tucked in and reading a book faster than you can say “lumos integrated mtnGLO tent lights!” Advertisement 2 of 10 Courtesy of REI Home Away From Home REI completely...

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10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags
Oct18

10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

1 of 10 Courtesy of REI REI Co-op Joule A little rain won’t ruin your night in the woods when you snuggle up in the water-resistant REI Joule 3-season bag. A classic mummy bag, it’s filled with a polymer-coated down and brilliantly features extra waterproofing at the sides, hood, and feet so you don’t end up soggy from bumping against a damp tent wall. Advertisement 2 of 10 Courtesy of Sierra Designs Sierra Designs...

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