Food / Hydration
Energy bars, gels, protein, and electrolytes… the fuel for your body outdoors.
Gear for the Elements: What to Take on a Winter Hike
Want to get out in weather that keeps most people cocooned in their beds? Here’s how to stay warm and prepare to spend the day hiking in a winter wonderland.
Best Cooler Backpack Review: 7 Brands Put to the Test
We reviewed 2018 cooler backpacks from YETI, Otterbox, Hydro Flask, and more to find out which is best. Read our take on ice retention, portability, and cooler features.
GearJunkie’s Favorite Gear: Nate Mitka’s Cast Iron Pan
It’s hard to beat a good ole cast iron pan. From searing burgers to cooking jambalaya, this pan is a camping favorite.
Hydro Flask Launches ‘Thermo-Regulating’ Hydration Backpack
Hydro Flask today introduces its first hydration backpack. Known for its double-wall water bottles, this spring the Bend, Ore., brand, will jump into hose-equipped backpacks.
Campfire Sippers: 5 Best Whiskey Picks
Fill up the flask and stoke the fire. We’ve found the best whiskey and bourbon to accompany your campfire s’mores.
Best Protein Powder Supplements for Every Athlete: Happy Muscles, Happy Mouth
From nutrition content to taste, from Paleo to vegan, we have it all. These are the best protein powder supplements right now.
Where Do Bobo’s Come From? Behind the Scenes of the Famous Oat Bars
Organic oats, brown sugar, and a whole lotta’ love — we toured Bobo’s to see how these popular energy bars are made. Plus, we made some custom bars for ourselves!
Fastest Filter? GRAYL GEOPRESS Bottle Purifies Nasty Water
GRAYL just announced the third iteration of its innovative water bottle. The all-new GEOPRESS increases volume, adds features, and removes bacteria, viruses, and pollutants in seconds.
‘Drink Now’ Tech Mug Means Coffee’s Never Too Hot
Travel mug brand BURNOUT is using space tech to keep fluids like coffee at their optimal — or most drinkable — temperature.
Free Gear Fridays: BURNOUT Temperature-Regulating Mug
This week, three lucky winners will receive a temperature-regulating mug from BURNOUT!
How to Carve a Turkey, GearJunkie Style
How many knives does it take to carve a turkey? It took us quite a few, plus a box cutter, two axes, and even a chainsaw!
Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers: Drink Up Safely
From lightweight chemical purifiers to fast-acting pumps and large-quantity gravity filters, we’ve rounded up the best water filters and purifiers for the backcountry and beyond.
Hydro Flask’s Commute-Ready Tumbler Is 50% Off
This Hydro Flask Tumbler will keep your coffee piping hot during your whole commute and won’t break the bank.
This Stanley Bottle Is Classic for a Reason, And Now It’s on Sale
Keep coffee warm for many hours in a vacuum bottle that has withstood the test of time.
Hydration Wars: Osprey Revamps Cycling Pack Line for 2019
For 2019, Osprey revamped and expanded its full line of cycling-specific hydration packs. We got an early look at the line and were impressed with the fit and function of the many men’s and women’s Osprey cycling packs.
Maximize the Harvest: How to Render Bear Fat for Cooking
For many hunters, utilizing as many parts of their harvest as possible is an integral part of the overall experience. For a successful bear hunt, this can include rendering the fat for use in the kitchen.
No Stove Needed: Omeals Self-Heating Backpacking Meal Review
Omeals are a unique and fresh take on backcountry cuisine. The self-heating meals are no more expensive than freeze-dried backpacking meals and are easily prepared with no stove and very little liquid.
Dyneema ‘REpack’ Feed Bag Lightens Load for Dehydrated Meals
Painfully simple yet surprisingly high-tech, the REpack aims to change how you eat at the campsite.