May 18, 2019

The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoors Lovers

Two dads laughing together in a forest in the rain

Father’s day is just around the corner and we know it can hard to figure out what to buy for those gadget-loving, mountain-climbing, triathlon-crushing dads in your life. That’s why we gathered up a list of our favorite gifts for outdoor-loving dudes. We based these ideas on recommendations from REI staff and customers, and we […]

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May 18, 2019

Outlook for 5/19/2019

We have cold air aloft to the north, and moisture at the surface coming up from the Gulf. The projected Dryline is moving through Texas, Arkansas, […]
May 16, 2019

Beat Bugs: Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent

Thermacell Radius resting on moss on a gray rock.

The sun was setting over a still, high-desert lake along the Pacific Crest Trail, 15 or so miles south of Timberline Lodge, Oregon. It was August 2018, I was well into my 24-hour birthday hike, and I wanted to enjoy the last rays and a snack before trekking on into the night. I sat down […]

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May 15, 2019

10. I’ll Spare You the Platitudes

Corey’s dad introduced him to climbing and the outdoors. In 2010, Corey’s dad …
May 14, 2019

Your Guide to Last-Minute Backpacking

Campsite with backpacking gear set up

Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or just getting started, it can be difficult to find the time to get out. With work schedules and busy lives, many of us have only one or two days per week to spend nights outdoors. By the time a day off rolls around, it can be tough to find […]

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May 14, 2019

Campworthy: Dutch Oven Pork Shoulder

Dutch Oven Pulled Pork Finished

Recipe: Dutch Oven Pork Shoulder Submitted by: Alissa Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska What do you love about this recipe?: This recipe will last you all weekend and once the pork is done you can make so many things out of it such as tacos, you can pair it with eggs in the morning or put it […]

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May 9, 2019

These Are the Most Bikeable Cities in the United States

A woman biking in the middle of traffic.

If you like to ride bikes, then you may be interested to hear how your community compares in terms of bikeability with others across the nation. The People for Bikes 2019 list of the most bikeable cities in the United States published this week. This year’s ratings reflect more engagement with cities across the country, which resulted in […]

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May 9, 2019

Camp Recipe: Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pancakes Plated

Replicate the bright tangy taste of buttermilk pancakes, without the buttermilk. By using Greek yogurt in your batter instead, you can enjoy fantastic tasting pancakes while adding in your own preferred flavor. Buttermilk pancakes are great, but it’s not the most versatile of ingredients to keep in your cooler. Greek yogurt, on the other hand, […]

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May 9, 2019

Camp Recipe: Steak Fajita Salad

Steak Fajita Salad Complete

Trying to cut down on your carbs, but still, want to feel full at the end of your meal? This steak fajita salad is the real deal. We always struggle to get in enough greens throughout the day while camping, which is why we wanted to start experimenting with “entree” salads. Salads that aren’t just […]

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