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October 25, 2021

Six Co-op Members Share Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

Plated food on a table.

When you’re a co-op of 20 million people, you celebrate everyone’s traditions—whether it’s holiday bird-counting, stargazing during the winter solstice or running in the snow dressed as holiday gifts. We asked our members to share their favorite holiday traditions. This is what they said. Editor’s note: Four of these six member stories originally appeared in […]

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October 7, 2021

Make Spatchcock Chicken On a Campfire

Cook Out with Chef Maria Hines: Spatchcock Chicken

Prepare a whole chicken at camp and cook it evenly over a campfire. In this video, big-wall climber and James Beard Award-winner Chef Maria Hines shows us how to spatchcock a chicken, create divine flavors and cook it over a live fire. Jump ahead: Spatchcocking a chicken at camp Marinating a chicken at camp Cooking a […]

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October 6, 2021

Make Seafood Risotto On a Campfire

Cook Out with Chef Maria Hines: Risotto

Whip up a delicious one-pot seafood risotto at camp on a campfire. In this video, big-wall climber and James Beard Award-winner Chef Maria Hines shows us how to make a gorgeous risotto with local seafood and cook it over a live fire. Jump ahead: Cleaning seafood at camp Dicing onions at camp Making risotto at […]

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October 6, 2021

Make Pasta from Scratch at Camp

Cook Out with Chef Maria Hines: Pasta

With just four ingredients, a water bottle, a knife and a portable stove, you can make pasta from scratch at camp. In this video, big-wall climber and James Beard Award-winner Chef Maria Hines shows us how to make delicious pasta at camp. Jump ahead: Making and cooking pasta from scratch Opening a wine bottle with […]

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September 22, 2021

How Greenways Are Linking People, Places

The idea started with eight dreamy-eyed biking enthusiasts: Wouldn’t it be cool to pedal from Maine to Florida on protected trails, away from major highways and roads? And what if pedestrians, runners and others could also use portions of the route to exercise, explore nature or commute without a car? So began an ambitious plan […]

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September 3, 2021

The Perfect Kit for Leaf-Peeping

A woman strolls through the woods in fall when the leaves are turning bright orange

Autumn, with its crisp mornings and sunshine-on-your-shoulder afternoons, brings a special kind of magic—particularly when the maples, dogwoods and aspens burst into hues of yellow, orange and red. Ready to go leaf-peeping? Gather up this collection of cozy apparel and essential accoutrements and head out for a long hike or Sunday drive. After all, ’tis […]

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August 17, 2021

Gear I Hold Dear: My REI Co-op Fleece

REI Co-op Trailsmith fleece

When I pull the olive-colored fleece over my head, I am transported back. The intense nostalgia wraps me up into a tight hug, and I feel safe. Of course, the tightness I’m feeling might be because my REI fleece—a constant companion over more than a decade—may be a size too small. I think it’s a […]

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June 24, 2021

First Look: Testing the New OXO Outdoor Cooking Gear

OXO Outdoor Campgrounds French Press

Some people hate when their cult discovery goes mainstream—like when Supreme clothing went big-league or when indie rapper Saweetie signed to Warner Records—but not me. When OXO announced that it was rolling out a line of kitchenware designed especially for camping, I gave myself a smug pat on the back for having been an early […]

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June 22, 2021

Gear I Hold Dear: The Svea 123 Camping Stove

Svea 123 Camping Stove

“Flame on!” Even after 42 years, I can still hear the words bellowed by my fellow Appalachian Trail thru-hiker as I moved a match toward my Svea 123 stove. Then, a near-tectonic whoosh, and the pleasant woodland noises that served as a serene soundtrack at camp would be auditorily obliterated until my meal was cooked. […]

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