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A 100-Mile Reunion Hike Along the Rugged Arizona Trail
Photo Essay: A Grand Reunion on the Rugged Arizona Trail

After a decade apart and amid pandemic upheaval, two old friends reconnect on 100 miles of the famed Arizona National Scenic Trail (aka the AZT)

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

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

5 Weekend Backpacking Trips in California to Do This Summer
5 Best Weekend Backpacking Trips in California to Do This Summer

Use these helpful guides to plan your next trip now, and find yourself among nature once the stay-at-home order lifts

Q&A: Pattie Gonia on Leadership, Social Media, and Outdoor Advocacy
Pattie Gonia on Nature's Queerness and Rebuilding Their Relationship to the Outdoors

How Wyn Wiley inadvertently launched an intense personal and public journey for a more equitable outdoors via "professional homosexual" Pattie Gonia

How Senchi Designs Launched an Ultralight Fleece Phenomenon
Senchi Designs' Ultralight Fleeces are Well-Worth the Underground Hype

Beloved by thru-hikers and sold out in seconds, this Portland, OR-based cut-and-sew brand is keeping the garage-grown gear tradition alive and well

Q&A: How a Self-Taught Woodworker Built a DIY Cabin in 55 Days
How a Self-Taught Woodworker Built a Cabin During Lockdown for Under $13,000

Filmmaker Graeme Jenvey discusses his $13k backyard cabin build, shares advice for fellow builders, and reflects on lessons learned

55+ Black, Indigenous & POC-Owned Outdoor Collectives to Support
56 Black, Indigenous & POC-Owned Outdoor Collectives, Nonprofits & Orgs to Support

An evolving list of BIPOC-run outdoors groups on Instagram promoting diversity and inclusion in nature

What It's Really Like to Live and Work in a Converted School Bus
How One Couple and Their Two Dogs Live & Work In a Converted School Bus

How Steve Yocom & Jordan Meeks found a retired school bus for $3,000 and turned it into a mobile cabin that crisscrosses the country

Photo Essay: What It's Like to Be a USFS Wilderness Ranger Intern
Photo Essay: What It's Like to Be a USFS Wilderness Ranger Intern

A firsthand account of two rugged months spent living and working with the Forest Service in California's famed John Muir Wilderness

Artist Abby Leighton on Leaving NYC to Design National Park Souvenirs
Designer Abby Leighton on Leaving NYC for Utah, National Park Souvenirs, & More

Q&A with the Moab, UT-based designer and film photographer on drawing inspiration from the vast and dramatic landscapes of the American West

Wood Fired Hot Tub Guide: How They Work & Which Tubs to Buy
Wood Fired Hot Tub Guide: All You Need to Know Before Buying Your Own

A deep dive to owning, maintaining, and enjoying all the benefits of a traditional wood fired hot tub in your own backyard

Instant Coffee Packets: The 9 Best for Camping & How It's Made
The 9 Best Instant Coffees for Camping & How They're Made

A helpful guide to instant coffee for camping and backpacking, including what varieties are available, our top picks, and tips for the perfect cup

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