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Adventure: California's Lost Coast

Way up at the top of Northern California is a little piece of wilderness called The Lost Coast. It’s too rugged to build on, meaning it’s the last coastline here that’s unspoiled. It’s also dangerous, as you can see in this picture. Especially in winter, during a storm. Let’s go backpacking!


BioLite's New Lanterns Are A Tiny Powergrid For Your CampsiteĀ 

The ingenious twig-burning folks at BioLite have done it again. Their latest, the NanoGrid, is a combo battery pack and lighting system for the outdoors. Now you can charge your gadgets and light up your campsite with the power of a single wood stove.


Shoelaces That Include Everything You Need To Start An Emergency Fire

Unless you’re trying to prove yourself on some ill-conceived reality survival show, it’s always a good idea to bring some way to easily start a fire when you head off into the wilderness. But if things go awry, this simple set of shoelaces can be used to start a fire in the event of an emergency.


How To Pack A Backpack

Don’t be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on the trail. Instead, choose what you need wisely, then pack the bag efficiently for a lighter, more comfortable load. Here’s how.


How To Live Off The Land In Paradise

Away from the tourist hoards, Maui’s east side — Hana and Kipahulu — is an unspoiled tropical paradise full of secret beaches, sacred waterfalls and a jungle so fertile it provides all the food you’ll need. Here’s how you can enjoy it like the locals.


The Best Sleeping Pad For Every Camper

Believe it or not, outdoor sleeping pads can now be more comfortable than your bed at home. And all that comfort can come in a package smaller than your water bottle. Thanks to new materials and bonding technology, your old Boy Scout sleeping roll is totally obsolete. So what should you buy instead?


Outdoor Sleeping Pad Comparison Data

Here’s the hard data and size comparison pictures to accompany the outdoor sleeping pad comparison. Hopefully, this gives you a substantial ability to compare the pads and draw your own conclusions.


I Went Camping With Bear Grylls And Survived

“Hey, you want to come camping with Bear?” That’s a pretty random email to get on a Thursday morning, and it contained no other details. So, I said yes, packed a bag and hopped on a plane to New Mexico. Here’s what happened over the next few days.


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Outdoor Sleeping Pads

As important for keeping you warm at night as a sleeping bag and the difference between a good night’s sleep and no sleep at all, sleeping pads are one of the most important things you can take with you outdoors. And, the latest generation is better than ever. Here’s everything we learned about them while conducting an exhaustive comparison test.


The Best Booze For Backpacking, And How To Pack It

Hiking through the mountains, riding dirt bikes, catching fish or chasing critters can be thirsty work. But, outdoors activities also put huge restrictions on the weight and size of what you can carry with you. Here’s how to relax around a campfire with a nice drink at the end of a long day, without breaking your back.


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