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Hunting Ducks From A Folding Kayak

The folding Oru Kayak goes from flatpack to floating in just minutes. Tough enough for the real world? We took it down the Colorado River, armed with a shotgun, to find out.


A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here’s a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don’t and how to find effective clothing, tools, boots, bags and whatnot on a budget.


This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he’s going to be going up against the unpredictability of nature, while travelling unsupported around the world? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to adventure around the globe, and how it performed.


These Backpacks Can Take You Around The World

We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you’re climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying heaps of camera gear, you’ll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 300km hike through Nepal.


The Gear That Helped Me Survive Camping With Bear Grylls

What clothes, boots, knives and backpacks does the editor of an adventure travel site fall back on when he’s feeling intimidated? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to go camping with Bear Grylls, and how it performed. Not all of it survived.


How Trekking Poles Can Make Your Hike Easier, Faster And Safer

You’ve seen people using them — walking with “ski poles” through the mountains — but what are they for? Trekking poles add stability, support and even speed. Here’s how.


Can A Tarp Outperform A Tent In Extreme Weather?

Without a floor or even its own support poles, can a tarp do as well as a tent in high winds, heavy snow and pouring rain? We think one can actually do better, at least if its this Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 we’re currently living out of it in Iceland.


Your Next Sleeping Bag Might Not Have A Zipper Or Even Be A Bag At All

Next generation sleeping bags are attempting to boost comfort while shedding weight by ditching the traditional mummy design for something more akin to your bed at home.


Adventure Tested: Jetboil MiniMo Backpacking Stove

Jetboil’s newly designed MiniMo is a lightweight, modular backpacking stove that not only excels at boiling water, but can now simmer and cook real food as well. We’ve been testing it in the Norwegian wilderness.


How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

Now that campfires in many places are a thing of the past, it’s looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here’s how to find the right one for you.