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November 7, 2020

The Best Holiday Gifts for Outdoorsy Dogs (and Their Humans)

Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Booties - Pair

Editor’s note: This year’s a bit different—shop early to avoid lines in-store and get your gifts delivered with plenty of time to spare. Shopping in-store? There might be a line. Join the waitlist from anywhere to save time.  You have good gear, why shouldn’t your best friend? Upgrade your four-legged adventure buddy’s kit this year […]

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November 6, 2020

The Best Holiday Gifts for Hikers and Campers

best gifts for hikers

Editor’s note: This year’s a bit different—shop early to avoid lines in-store and get your gifts delivered with plenty of time to spare. Shopping in-store? There might be a line. Join the waitlist from anywhere to save time.  Shopping for the sort of person who prefers an inflatable pad and stars to a memory-foam mattress […]

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October 30, 2020

Yosemite Wilderness and Half Dome Permits Guide

Yosemite National Park

Editor’s note: Please consult the CDC or your state health department for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. When spending time outdoors, please recreate responsibly. By now, we all know: Our national parks are popular. The year 2019 was the fifth consecutive year that National Park Service-operated lands topped 300 million annual visits. Yosemite National Park is no […]

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October 29, 2020

First Look: Testing the New Stanley Titanium Drinkware

Stanley Stay-Hot Titanium Travel Mug

Think Stanley, and you probably think steel. But the 107-year-old company has recently released a line of drinkware that’s unlike anything it’s offered before. Stanley’s newest cup and mugs are made of double-wall titanium rather than steel, the metal that the company has used since 1913 to make its unbreakable vacuum-insulated vessels. So why change […]

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October 22, 2020

How to Meditate Outdoors

sky and trees with fall colors

Imagine that you’re hiking your favorite trail. What color is the sky above you? How does the dirt feel beneath your boots? What do you smell? What do you hear? Chances are, even thinking about that scene makes you feel more relaxed. Spending time outdoors has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, boost happiness and spark […]

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October 22, 2020

Gear I Hold Dear: My MSR Hubba Hubba Tent

MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2 Tent

When I was 22, anything was possible. I was just learning who I was. I liked work that made my body strong. I liked sharing intimate moments that let me believe we’d be friends forever. I liked having my own space. I liked sleeping outdoors. I definitely liked my new MSR Hubba Hubba 2 tent. […]

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October 21, 2020

Your Guide for Journaling in Nature

Micha Boxer reading journal content at Cowles Mountain, San Diego, Mission Trails

Whenever I need a break from everyday life, nature never fails me. The deeper into the forest I go, the more peaceful I feel. My worries fall off of me like a heavy coat, and I can focus my attention on the present moment. I notice the smell of fresh pine and cedar, the crunch […]

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October 16, 2020

The Best Holiday Gifts for Outdoorsy Kids

outdoorsy kid

While kids may want us to believe that the best gifts come with flashing lights and a power cord, we know the truth: Time outside is better than anything with a battery. This holiday season, encourage your favorite child to soak in the sunshine or sashay through the snowflakes with any of the 12 items […]

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October 16, 2020

Good Gear: Protect Your Head and the Planet with a Helmet

Thousand

When lifelong cyclist Gloria Hwang heard that her friend had died in a head-first bicycle accident in New York City, she wanted to know one thing: Was he wearing a helmet? But as Hwang grappled with the loss of life, she already knew the answer. Her friend had skipped his helmet probably for the same […]

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