August 21, 2018

The Best Camping Tents of 2018

People camping in the Grand Hut Tent

Car campers have one distinct benefit over backpackers: a vehicle. Car-camping gear can be larger and heavier than backpacking gear because you won’t be carrying it for miles on end, so we recommend taking advantage of the extra space and buying a tent that gives you room to breathe. A 2-person tent is great for […]

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August 20, 2018

Too Old for Long-Distance Walking?

Maybe you backpacked in your 20s, ran road races in your 30s and 40s and climbed Kilimanjaro in your 50s. Suddenly you’re 65 and wondering, “What next?” Or maybe you did none of these but wish you had. I’ve met countless pilgrims, hikers and explorers well into their 70s out taking a walk that just […]

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August 17, 2018

How to Dehydrate Food

A dehydrator with multiple shelves and dehydrated food lining the shelves

As anyone who has been on an overnight backpacking, paddling or cycling trip can tell you, your thoughts eventually turn to food. You start dreaming of the burger or ice cream (or, let’s be honest, both) you’ll have post-trip. But there’s no reason to save the good food for the end. Dehydrating your own food […]

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August 17, 2018

The Best Mountain Bike Rides Near Atlanta

With the diverse terrain and well-developed trail systems, the region around Atlanta, Georgia has some unexpectedly amazing rides. Whether you’re looking for a mellow day out with the kids or hoping to get in a workout, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for within driving distance of the capital city. With an abundance […]

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August 15, 2018

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August 14, 2018

The Best Baby Carrier Backpacks of 2018

Consider your family members and their unique needs to select a trail that feels just right.

Since prehistoric times, caregivers have been carrying their progeny around on their backs. Luckily, today’s modern baby carrier backpacks are cushioned, lightweight, roomy and well-ventilated. These plush packs are a far cry from the wooden planks, rough blankets and leather straps of the baby carriers of yore. To help you choose which baby carrier backpack […]

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August 9, 2018

Pick a camping personality and we’ll tell you what tent you need next.

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August 8, 2018

The First-Ever Teen LGBTQ Outward Bound Trip

On a bluebird June afternoon, blue, pink and white flags waved as thousands of people pressed forward into Dolores Park for this year’s San Francisco Trans March, which took place the Friday before the city’s LGBTQ Pride Parade. Among those marching were seven teenagers, aged 15 to 18, and three trip leaders who were taking […]

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August 8, 2018

What’s the Difference Between Women’s and Men’s Bikes?

What's the difference between women's and men's bikes?

Where once women’s bikes were simply smaller, “prettier” (whatever that means) and, sadly, more poorly spec’d than men’s models, thankfully those troglodyte days are behind us. Aside from aesthetic nuances, quality women’s bikes today offer the same performance and components as comparable men’s models. The big difference between women’s and men’s bikes is the fit: […]

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