July 10, 2019

How to Diaper on the Trail Like a Pro

A mom putting a diaper on a smiling toddler wearing a purple fleece

When I first started hiking with my infant son, I quickly learned that the farther we went, the more poop became a problem. Digging a cat hole or finding an outhouse is one thing, but when you’re hiking with a kid in diapers, it’s another story. Trust me when I say there are a million ways […]

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July 8, 2019

The Trust for Public Land: How to Solve the Problem of Park Access

People on a hike in Austin, Texas

This Op-Ed represents the opinions of The Trust for Public Land. Walk around any American city and it’s easy to see: Not all neighborhoods are created equal. Some have vibrant, inviting playgrounds, lush green parks and trails, bustling business districts and plenty of welcoming public spaces to host a farmer’s market, fair or community gathering. […]

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July 5, 2019

Tidy Up Your Gear Storage

Use a rod to hang jackets, packs and other gear.

I’m just your average hiker/backpacker/dabbling cyclist/SUP enthusiast/occasional car camper. Sound familiar? If you’ve caught the multisport bug like I have, then you probably have enough gear to not only tackle any activity, but to outfit your friends, too. You also probably have a gear closet, garage, shed or storage area that could benefit from some […]

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July 5, 2019

First Look: 7 New Products for Luxe Car Camping

GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Pro Stove

With  more innovative gear hitting the market every year, car camping hardly means roughing it anymore—and we mean that in a good way. We got a first look at the newest camping gear at Denver’s Outdoor Retailer trade show last month and the future is bright: These products bring more comfort, creativity and versatility to […]

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July 4, 2019

Campworthy: Berry Cobbler with Ice Cream

Recipe: Campfire Berry Cobbler with Ice Cream Submitted by: Jennifer Hometown: Medford, OR What do you love about this recipe? This is one of our favorite camping dessert recipes. While an adult makes the berry cobbler, put the kids to work on the ice cream. (It also serves as a good chemistry lesson.) This is a pretty simple recipe […]

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July 3, 2019

Camp Recipe: Spinach Goat Cheese Frittata

This classic Italian style egg dish is a perfect way to serve eggs for a crowd. Most frittata recipes require at least some amount of time in an oven. Not an option for us! There are a handful of stove-top only recipes that could work, but they all require a high-stakes flip midway through the […]

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July 2, 2019

In Search of the Perfect Sports Bra

A variety of sports bras.

I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with one sports bra. Yes, one. For six months. Am I crazy? Probably. But that’s beside the point, which is that I searched for the perfect bra for months, and when I found it, it was all I needed. Of course, I didn’t realize finding it was going to be […]

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July 1, 2019

Campworthy: Corn Cook-off

Corn chowder, salad, and corn on-the-cob

Submitted by: Erin from Springfield, MO Recipe: Corn Cook-off What do you love about this recipe? We used to call my Grandpa “The Corncob King” because he started a backyard garden and planted corn that never grew so we teased him constantly.  I love corn and it’s a hardy vegetable to bring on family camping trips, […]

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July 1, 2019

The Complicated Story Behind Bike Helmet Safety

It’s obvious why we wear helmets while riding a bicycle. Research shows that cycling is responsible for more head injuries than any other sport or recreational activity. So even though we don’t intend to crash on our bike when we start pedaling, a helmet is an assurance that if we do crash, a layer of […]

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