Camping brought to you by Tents, sleeping bags, pads, backpacks, and cookware for camping — we review all the gear you need for the Great Outdoors. A Better Campfire? Crazy Russian Hackers Shows How Is this the best way to set up a long-lasting campfire? Sleep Well: Camp With a Real Pillow You can skimp on a good pillow when camping. But don't. Brew, Blend, Shine: Multitool Mug Does It All Brew coffee, blend a margarita, even zap bugs. The Cauldryn Fyre V2 totally reimagines the travel bottle. 5 Things You Should Always Store in a Bear Safe Bears are big, strong, and love to eat. That's why you need to keep your food in a bear safe when camping in bear country. Fast & Clean: Katadyn BeFree 3L Gravity Filter First Look Katadyn's newest gravity filter is easy to set up, filters water quickly, and collapses so you hardly notice it in your pack. We tested it in rocky mountain streams for this first look review. Outdoor Office: Big Agnes to Thru-Hike Colorado Sleeping-bag maker Big Agnes will send more than 70 employees on an awareness-raising thru-hike of Colorado's Continental Divide Trail. Rooftop Tents and the Love-Hate Paradox Rooftop tents can be both awesome and annoying at the same time. One man explains his love-hate relationship with sleeping on top of a car. Full Price Be Damned: How We’d Spend Our REI Discount REI’s anniversary sale is here and we want to help you navigate the sea of deals. Check out what our editors would love to add to their gear closets. All Camping Coverage REI Sale: 10 Pieces of Gear That Will Last at Least 10 Years There are literally thousands of items on sale at REI right now. We combed through to find 10 that will survive a decade of outdoor adventures or more. No Softie: Get to Know YETI’s ‘BackFlip’ Cooler Backpack What, where, even why to carry: YETI explains the ins and outs of its increasingly popular cooler backpack the BackFlip. Our Favorite Camp Cookware On Sale Now If you're looking to outfit your backpacking kitchen for summer hikes, several top products are on sale through Memorial Day. Grab a deal, hit the trail, and get cooking. How To Choose A Tent: An Explainer With camping season upon us, we're here to help you find the best tent for your outdoor pursuits. From tent features to sleeping capacity, we cover it all. Therm-a-Rest Calls the Parsec Its Most Balanced Sleeping Bag Yet: Here’s Why Therm-a-Rest says this versatile 20-degree-rated bag might be its most effective and well-rounded sleep system to date. Hydro Flask Water Bottles Are Awesome, and Now Half Price The brand Hydro Flask makes some great products. And now you can score some at REI at a crazy discount. Camp Meals On Sale: Stock Up for Backpacking Planning hikes this summer? Score deals on dehydrated meals, hydration, and bars during REI's anniversary sale. Free Gear Fridays: Therm-a-Rest Parsec Sleeping Bag Giveaway Win a Therm-a-Rest Parsec Sleeping Bag in this week's Free Gear Friday giveaway! Click to enter now. Camp for Free on Public Land: ‘Dispersed Camping’ 101 No campground, just a spot on the side of the road on public land, dispersed camping is free, fun, and easier than you might expect. Free Gear Fridays: Eureka! Midori Two-Person Tent Giveaway Win a Eureka! Midori two-person tent in this week's Free Gear Friday giveaway! Click to enter now. How To: Camping With a Dog Camping is more fun with a dog. Grab a Midori tent from Eureka! and spend the night under the stars, making memories to last a lifetime. Knife Blades: Common Steels Explained All the info you need to understand the steel in your knife blade.