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Hammock Tent Guide: Everything to Know About This Clever Camping Tool
Hammock Tent Guide: All You Need to Know About This Clever Camping Tool

Versatile, comfortable, and easy to use, hammock tents are growing in popularity among all campers, from weekend warriors to hardcore thru-hikers

Ultralight Backpacking: How I Learned to Embrace UL Hiking Philosophy
How One Piece of Gear Changed My Whole Perspective on Backcountry Travel

A deep dive into the world of lightweight and ultralight backpacking, and why you should embrace the "less is more" philosophy, too

Patagonia Designs Alpine Downlab Collection for Ultralight Adventures
Patagonia's Alpine Downlab Jackets & Pullovers Are for Serious Ultralight Adventures

With 800-fill down insulation and minimalist patterns, the OG outfitter's new insulation release argues that in the mountains, less is more

Backpack Among White Sand Beaches on Michigan's North Manitou Island
Camp Among Beautiful Beaches & Turquoise Water on Michigan's North Manitou Island

Film photography, a trip report, and Dos & Don'ts for enjoying one of the Midwest's best-kept outdoor secrets within Sleeping Bear Dunes

Zenbivy Offer Campers a Cozy Solution to Restrictive Sleeping Bags
These Two-Piece, Modular Beds Offer a Cozy Alternative to Restrictive Sleeping Bags

The upstart brand's two-piece sleeping bag alternatives are ideal for restless campers and shifty sleepers—and function in every season

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Guide: Lake Aloha & Endless Views
18 Stunning Film Photos from California's Desolation Wilderness Protected Area

Hard earned tips, gear suggestions, and beautiful film photography from 5 days hiking in California's famed El Dorado National Forest

A Modern Guide to Ethical, Sustainable Foraging
How to Be an Ethical, Sustainable Forager

Learn how to become a responsible forager with expert advice and actionable tips on both finding mushrooms and respecting your environment

Seven Lightweight Camping Cots for a Better Night Sleep
The 7 Best Cots for Backpacking and Lightweight Camping

These highly-packable designs make getting a good night's rest under the stars easier than ever, without the noise and feel of an air pad

Patagonia Goes Ultralight With Untethered Kit for Backcountry Camping
Patagonia Joins the Ultralight Movement With "Untethered Kit" for Backcountry Camping

The progressive kit of overnight hiking essentials includes a lightweight sleeping bag, fuel-less cook system, and pack for simplified exploring

20 Sun-soaked Film Photos of Seven Gables in the John Muir Wilderness
Taking the Trail Less Traveled in the Sierra Nevada's John Muir Wilderness

Trip report and dreamy photography documents a long weekend spent exploring deep within Northern California's iconic Sierra Nevada range

Sustainable Backpacking Meals: How to Minimize Waste in the Backcountry
A Responsible Buyer's Guide to Backpacker Meals

No-or-low-waste camping meals and backpacking food does exists. Here's what to look for, how to avoid greenwashing, plus four companies to support

Lost Coast Hiking Guide: What You Need to Know About the Iconic California Trail
A Hiker's Guide to Northern California's Legendary Lost Coast Trail

Dreamy film photography, gear essentials, pro tips, and do's & don'ts for backpacking one of the West Coast's most classic trails

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