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Get your boots and backpack ready for free entrance to all national parks next week.

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Bikepacking Made Easy: An Illustrated How-To

Want to know how to bike-pack? Check out these awesome illustrations.

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Where No One Has Gone Before: 600 Miles Across ‘Crown Of Continent’

What does it take to create an entirely new route through the wilds? The North Face athletes Mike Foote and Mike Wolfe stopped by GearJunkie to tell us about the ‘Crown Traverse.’

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Highest Peak East Of Rockies Renamed For Native Elder

The highest point east of the Rockies, a 7,242-foot summit in the Black Hills, will now be called Black Elk Peak.

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BUFF Headwear: A Wearer’s Guide To The Best Outdoors Accessory

After more than a decade of dedicated wear, from hot days to winter’s depth, our editor details the multiple ways he wears the versatile tubular product known as BUFF headwear.

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Wildfire App ‘Tells You What Firefighters Know’

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Light, Warm, Fairly Priced: Klymit Sleeping Pad Hits Marks

It’s not the lightest sleeping pad on the market, nor the warmest, but the Klymit Insulated Static V Lite sleeping pad hits a lot of important marks.

‘Dolfin Pack’ Delivers Hydration on Land and Sea

Made of neoprene, the $40 Dolfin Pack was designed for biking, running, SUP and other water sports.

Trickle-Down Tech: Bikes We Recommend under $2,000

High-performance bikes leaving you with sticker shock? Check out these sweet rides under $2,000.

Lil’ Bug Out Shelter: Versatile, Ultralight, Floorless

This modular camping shelter allows for multiple configurations for ‘roughing it’ feel, for any season. It can even be used with a wood stove.

Review: 5 Favorite ‘Post-Adventure’ Flip-Flops

It’s hard to choose a best flip-flop for the outdoors, but of the ones I’ve worn, these are 5 top picks.

A Road Bike For The Everyman: All-City Mr. Pink Review

Mr. Pink is the name of this bike by All-City, and it’s a combo of old and new design, blended to form a road bike for the everyman.

Night Vision: FLIR Monocular For The Outdoors

A monocular with thermal recognition enables adventurers to see a whole new side of the wild.

Need Waterproof Hiking Shoes? Try Titanium ‘OutDry’

A trail shoe from Columbia uses the brand’s OutDry waterproof fabric to keep rain and puddles at bay. We put it to a test.

First Look: CamelBak 2017 Bottles, Hydration Lineup

New options in hydration? We got a scoop from CamelBak, which refines its reservoir for 2017 and launches a ‘flask’ bottle line along the way.

You Can Run In Scott Jurek’s Shoes (Literally)

Want to capture a little Scott Jurek magic on your next run? Each pair of commemorative Brooks Jurek Cascadia shoes contains a little bit of rubber from shoes worn on his record-setting 2015 run.

BioLite CampStove: Three Month Boundary Waters Test

The Biolite CampStove burns wood and other organic material for cooking and device charging in the outdoors. We put it to a tough three month test in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for this review.

Tested: ‘UltaMid’ Pyramid Among Best Ultralight Shelters

Amazingly light, durable, and useful, a thin sheen of Dyneema Composite Fabrics comprises the entirety of this top-tier pyramid tent. Read on for a full review of the UltaMid 2 by Hyperlite Mountain Gear.

KUIU: Hunting Brand Makes Top-Tier Tents, Packs, Bags

The KUIU Super Down sleeping bag and Storm Start four season tent are designed with backcountry hunters in mind, but the high quality products will serve cold-weather campers well on any adventure.

Review: OR ‘ActiveIce’ Hat Fends Off Sunburn

Spending some time in the sun? The ActiveIce Cap from Outdoor Research as a neck flap will leave your head ensconced in a shadow.

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