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Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

A tiny knife to a new type of belay device, this is our weekly look at emerging products from the world of outdoor gear design.

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India Plants 50 Million Trees In One Day

The monumental effort by more than 800,000 volunteers shatters a previous record of trees planted in a single day.

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Beyond The Gear: 9 Questions With Andrew Skurka

Long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka tells us about his cat Oden, his favorite gear, his next big adventure, and his stint as a camp counselor in our exclusive interview series, Beyond The Gear.

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EDC to FKT: 36 Outdoors Acronyms You Need To Know

Get to know your KN from your LBS with our handy outdoor-world acronym guide.

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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.

July 20th, 2016 | 76 Shares Read More...
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Condom Company Makes ‘Feel-Everything’ Track Suit

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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Brand Loyalty: PR Stunt Pits Everyman Against Wilderness

How long can a newbie survive in the woods? One creative agency decided to send a desk jockey into the Oregon wilderness armed with a few pieces of gear – and no food – to find out.

July 20th, 2016 | 107 Shares Read More...
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‘Sweaty’ Cornfields Cause U.S. Heat Wave

Really, it is SO HOT THE CORN IS SWEATING! This is what it means to you, my fellow sweaty camper.

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‘Chopper’ Knife Shootout: Three Big Survival Blades Reviewed

Which is the best survival knife? We put three high carbon ‘choppers’ to the test head to head to find out which is the best.

Review: Wheel-On Wahoo SNAP Bike Trainer

Are you playing Star Wars on that thing? The Wahoo KICKR SNAP is our top-choice for getting into interactive indoor training on your bike.

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.

Neoprene ‘Ocean Jacket’ Review: Coat Stops Cold, Wet

A loose-fitting neoprene layer, this zip-up jacket will keep you warm even when soaking wet.

All Out Crush: Merrell Shoe For Tough Mudder

Looking for a shoe for your upcoming Tough Mudder? The Merrell All Out Crush is made just for you.

Review: Foot-Supporting Sandals From Superfeet

Superfeet is a leader of insole technology, so these supportive, primo flip-flops are a natural extension for the brand. We put them through their paces.

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.

Review: Goal Zero ‘Sherpa 100’ Solar Kit

The Goal Zero Sherpa 100 is a compact battery that can charge electronics as large as a laptop computer. We tested it on a road trip through California for this review.

Review: 7 High-Quality Bikes Built For Kids

A father of four young children reviews the best bikes for kids based on their favorites for road, neighborhood riding, and dirt trails.

First Look: Marmot $99 ‘Kompressor Star’ Backpack

A solid value for a mid-size daypack, we put the Marmot Kompressor Star to a test this spring.

First Look: YETI ‘Hopper Flip’ Soft Cooler Review

YETI gets square and moves ahead in the soft-cooler category with its Hopper Flip 12, a zip-shut cube that’s leak-proof and can purportedly keep ice for days. We give it a first 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.

Night Vision: FLIR Monocular For The Outdoors

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

Review: Ultra-light, Ultra-tough, Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider

We marveled at this pack’s futuristic, translucent body, which is made of a Dyneema material so strong the brand compares it against steel.

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First look at 2017 @Thermarest tents? Coming soon. Meanwhile, we're in San Juan Islands this week at #campthermarest.

Exploring in #iceland. The Jökulsárlón lagoon was a great spot to stop and make dinner. A camper van is the way to go! #vanlife #icelandtravel #gocampers

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