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October 31, 2019

REI Presents: Nature’s Colin

Watch Colin's journey from sofa to summit now. Episode 1: Colin McArthur is not an outdoorsman, but he wants to climb a mountain. For Colin and his wife Dawn, this is the busiest time of their lives. Facing the challenges of working part-time while raising their son Davis, and with a second child on the […]

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October 31, 2019

Camp Recipe: Vegetable Stew

Vegetable stew plated with a side of bread

Rich, savory, and delicious, this vegetable stew is a great vegan alternative to try out this fall. As the weather starts to cool down, making a big pot of stew can be a great way to warm yourself back up. It’s also a great way to use up an assortment of leftover ingredients that you […]

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October 30, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Outdoor Gifts of 2019

Holiday Gifts

Need gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Our editors dug deep, drawing from their own gear testing and, yes, wish lists to cull this roundup of the best nonessential (yet highly desirable) products for holiday gifting. Find a packable camp blanket, a cozy jacket, an action-ready camera and more. ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock […]

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October 30, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Outdoor Gifts of 2019

Holiday Gifts

Need gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Our editors dug deep, drawing from their own gear testing and, yes, wish lists to cull this roundup of the best nonessential (yet highly desirable) products for holiday gifting. Find a packable camp blanket, a cozy jacket, an action-ready camera and more. ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock […]

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October 29, 2019

Understanding Headlamp Brightness

The Problem Headlamp packaging has a lot of tough-to-decipher numbers and icons, but there are two specs that really matter: lumens and run time. Most headlamps have between 25 and 500 lumens, which measure how much light is emitted (aka brightness). Run time (also referred to as burn time) is how long the light will […]

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October 25, 2019

Camp Recipe: Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Slice of pumpkin coffee cake with coffe

A warm fluffy treat to celebrate the fall season, this pumpkin coffee cake is great for breakfast, afternoon coffee or dessert. It’s easy to go overboard with pumpkin spice and turn everything into a pumpkin spiced spectacular. This can lead to some truly bizarre crossover products. Does anyone really need pumpkin-spiced Pringles? Or pumpkin-spiced sparkling […]

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October 22, 2019

This Bike Ride Is a MOFO

Scooter, a Lab-hound mutt, was struggling to keep pace when Maggie Gettys high-sided the top of a steep, left-hand berm and landed upside down in the sagebrush. Backlit by a pink-and-gold sunset, Scooter dutifully checked on his owner and found Gettys laughing through a casual smile with no lasting damage besides a broken pair of […]

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October 19, 2019

Camp Recipe: Dutch Oven Chili Mac

Chili mac in bowl at campsite

Cheesy and filling? Spicy and hearty? This fall comfort food has got it all. Combining the best aspects of chili and mac & cheese, this one-pot chili mac is sure to be a favorite. You can definitely enjoy mac & cheese or chili on their own, but when the two are combined, they become much […]

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October 16, 2019

Trail Mix: Adventure Pup

Hiking with a dog

You have good gear—why shouldn’t your doggo? Whether you’re in the market for a new leash or your fluffer’s first pack, find the perfect addition to Fido’s kit among these nine staff picks.  Wolfgang Man & Beast LokiWolf Collar Looking to upgrade your pooch’s necklace? Made in partnership with Loki the Wolfdog (of Instagram fame), […]

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