A series of guides to help you buy and use gear in the outdoors.
The Best Base Layers: Wool and Synthetic Tops for Any Adventure
Base layers, ultralight to heavyweight, are critical pieces in your winter kit. We sifted through the heap to find 27 of our favorites with options to fit every budget.
How to Choose the Best Trail Running Shoes: A No-Bull Guide
Check out our quick guide on how to buy and choose the best trail running shoes for you. Lots of info, few words, and no marketing jargon.
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.
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.
Knife Blades: Common Steels Explained
All the info you need to understand the steel in your knife blade.
I Need To Wash My Sleeping Bag (You Probably Do Too)
‘How long have you had this sleeping bag.’ My wife’s query was innocent enough. But I should have seen where it was going. Follow these tips to wash your down sleeping bag.
Protect Your Bike From Thieves: What You Can Do
Bike thieves are after your ride. But you can make a bike harder to steal. Follow these tips from an “undercover bike vigilante” to make your bicycle more secure.
Read The Clouds: 5 Signs A Storm Is Brewing
Spring has sprung and so begins another season of severe summer weather. Here are some telltale signs a storm is brewing.
These Overlanding Tools Make For Happier Trails
Explore vast, remote landscapes in a self-sufficient vehicle, all you need are some skills — and the right tools. Check out this overlanding gear to keep rolling.
Ticks: How To Prevent, Spot, And Remove
It’s tick season. Here’s how to prevent, remove, and identify the risks behind these blood-sucking arachnids.
The ABC’s Of Foot Care On The Trail
Whether you’re day-hiking or thru-hiking, proper foot care is essential to an enjoyable trail experience. Keep your feet happy for the long-haul with these five tips.
Next Level Blade Knowledge
Up your knife knowledge and learn about heat treatment, blade geometry, and finish.
A Quick Guide To Knife Sharpening
A knife is only as good as its edge: The sharper the better. Make it sharp and keep it sharp with these tips.
Adventuremobile: Should You Get A Winch?
It’s costly, heavy, and potentially dangerous, but a good winch can make your off-road vehicle nearly invincible. So, is a winch right for you?
Want To Try The Van Life? Remember These Three Tips
A little forethought and planning make Van Life so much easier. These three tips will help you find the road to vagabond bliss.
Overland: Don’t Overload Your Roof Rack
Roof Racks add versatility and space to your rig. These tips will help you maximize your roof rack usage.
How Not To Drive In The Snow
Want to know how to drive in snow? It’s easy, just don’t do these boneheaded things. Instead, drive slowly, don’t make sudden lane changes or slam on the brakes, and definitely do not check your phone.
Roof-Top Tents: A Primer
Set up camp on top of your own personal adventure-mobile. These tips will get you started and help you choose the best roof-top tent or pop-up setup for your needs.