December 19, 2019

Backpacking Recipe: Spinach & Artichoke Fettuccine

This spinach and artichoke fettuccine alfredo is a rich and creamy treat to enjoy at the end of a long day on the trail. One of the reasons we love dehydrating our own meals is how easy it becomes to add fresh vegetables to almost anything. This would be just a simple pasta dish if […]

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December 19, 2019

The Case for Renting Ski Gear

Winter sports can feel downright difficult to pull off smoothly. You’ve got tough winter weather and heaps of gear to transport from one place to the next. (Have you ever tried stuffing a giant ski bag into a too-small rental car before? It’s not recommended.) Want a solution that makes that commute a little bit […]

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December 18, 2019

You Don’t Need Anything to Play These Games

One-Word Stories

Games are fun (unless you’re dating). But what happens when you forget your cards, get to camp unbelievably early (nice work!) and have nothing left to talk about with your adventure-mates?  Fear not. We consulted with REI staff members and general subject-matter experts (aka fellow equipment-free game fanatics) to create a nowhere-near-exhaustive list of games […]

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December 13, 2019

Camp Recipe: Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

Toasted coconut hot chocolate in a cup

Warm and toasty! That is exactly how you’ll feel when you make this Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate. On a snowy winter’s day, we often find ourselves craving the nostalgic taste of hot chocolate. The rich creamy taste has a magical way of transporting us back days of school cancellations, snowball fights, and building snow forts. […]

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December 6, 2019

Good Gear: Buy a Flannel, Help Save the Ocean

United By Blue

On a muddy shore, five volunteers dig for tires. A dozen comb the beach for old water bottles and railroad ties. Several cut tree branches entangling vehicle carcasses. A person operating a skid-steer loads a barge with torched pieces of a boat’s steam tank, while another hauls decrepit trash from an amusement park that burned […]

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December 5, 2019

Backpacking Recipe: Apple Quinoa Porridge

Backpacking apple quinoa porridge in a reusable stasher bag

Upgrade your standard bowl of oats for this delicious apple quinoa on your next backpacking trip. Sometimes it’s nice to switch things up. Instant oatmeal has been a staple of ours on so many trips that it's now the de-facto breakfast. What are we going to eat this morning? The same thing we eat every […]

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December 3, 2019

Trail Mix: The Coziest, Snuggliest, Softest Gifts

United By Blue The Ultimate Bison Socks

If it’s soft, comfy, snuggly, toasty or warm, find it in this gift guide. Our staffers dished their favorite cozy gifts for the holiday season. Cabiniste Down Booties Never hear your friend complain of cold tootsies again. Like sleeping bags for your feet, these down booties from Cabiniste are stuffed with duck down (certified to […]

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December 1, 2019

14: Donuts for Savvy (Part 2)

To know Savannah was to love her. Nina and Court loved Savannah to …
November 26, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Gifts for Less Than $50

Best Gifts Under $50

While some people are gift-giving machines, effortlessly selecting the perfect products months before the holiday season begins, some of us need a little help. Fear not. Our 13 favorite gifts under $50 are sure to impress everyone on your list. United By Blue Meal Kit Upgrade your pal’s culinary possibilities with the closest thing to […]

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