If you’ve grown to love hanging out in your hammock, perhaps you’ve contemplated sleeping overnight in your outdoor cocoon. Two obvious needs for overnight comfort are bug netting and a rain tarp, which you can buy separately or may come included as parts of a hammock tent system. One often overlooked issue, though, is how […]
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The desert creates a sense of awe with its gravity-defying rock formations, ancient cultural artifacts and endless expanse of life living on the edge. However, the desert can also be an unforgiving place. Many uninitiated visitors find themselves in a hostile environment caked in dust and dirt, and filled with challenge. I sat down with […]
Few things inspire as much passion as adventure snacks. They’re a great way to motivate and reward yourself, friends and kids during your outdoor adventures. We asked REI employees and members how they get creative with trail snacks and they delivered. Use these ideas to spice up your next outdoor excursion, or to come up […]
When my oldest child, Nora, now 4, was an infant, I was adamant that having a baby wouldn’t prevent me from riding my bike around town like I’d always done pre-kids. I live in Tahoe City, California, a lakefront mountain town with stellar bike paths. Our summer traffic can be thick, so riding a bike […]
According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender rose to 4.5 percent in 2017, up from 3.5 percent in 2012, when Gallup began tracking the measure. Although the outdoors plays an important role in their lives, many LGBTQ+ adults don't see themselves represented in the […]
Who's your best adventure buddy? For the friends on this list, it’s someone a little fuzzier (or, in one case, fluffier) than you and me. Here’s a list of four of the sweetest animal friendships we’ve seen. Henry the Dog and Baloo the Cat Henry's mom, Cynthia Bennett, owned Henry for about three […]
Crunchy fried onions, noodles in a creamy sauce, and protein-heavy tuna: enjoy a slice of classic Americana cooking in the backcountry with this Tuna Noodle Casserole. If the outdoors is your church, then this is what you should bring to the next potluck dinner! Tuna Noodle Casserole holds a special place within American comfort food, […]
Big ticket gear like tents usually get all the attention. But we want to give some love to the little guys, the gear heros that you take on every adventure. My long-handled Sea to Summit Alpha Light spoon has seen thousands of trail miles (and even more calories, partly because it’s so good at getting […]
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When Mammoth Mountain Bike Park opens for the 2019 season—a date that has been pushed back due to late winter storms—riders will be able to explore the California resort’s trail network not only aboard standard mountain bikes, but also using electric-assist models. This is the second season that pedal-assist mountain bikes, or electric mountain bikes, […]
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