Snow-covered landscapes, early nights and crisp mornings, a stillness impossible to describe—if you haven’t tried winter camping, you probably should. Without the swarms of mosquitoes and crowds of campers, you can experience all of the majesty of the outdoors minus the usual hassles. But we won’t lie—if you don’t know what you’re doing, the experience […]
This vegetarian red lentil marinara sauce is a great way to bump up your protein while enjoying a big comforting bowl of pasta. While our overall calorie count is important while backpacking, we also want to make sure we’re getting those calories from the right places too. After a long, tiring day out on the […]
Maybe you’re making a short drive to the mountains or hitting the road for a cross-country trip to places unknown. No matter your final destination, accidents happen. Bring these nine pieces of gear along for every ride so you’re prepared for everything from a minor mechanical mishap to a night on the side of the […]
Winter camping doesn’t have to mean cold nights, thick sleeping bags and snow-covered tents. It can just as easily involve T-shirts, sunscreen and, most importantly, warm weather. All you have to do is head south. From the Florida Keys to the American Southwest, here are some of our favorite campsites for a little fun in […]
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This spinach and artichoke fettuccine alfredo is a rich and creamy treat to enjoy at the end of a long day on the trail. One of the reasons we love dehydrating our own meals is how easy it becomes to add fresh vegetables to almost anything. This would be just a simple pasta dish if […]
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Warm and toasty! That is exactly how you’ll feel when you make this Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate. On a snowy winter’s day, we often find ourselves craving the nostalgic taste of hot chocolate. The rich creamy taste has a magical way of transporting us back days of school cancellations, snowball fights, and building snow forts. […]
On a muddy shore, five volunteers dig for tires. A dozen comb the beach for old water bottles and railroad ties. Several cut tree branches entangling vehicle carcasses. A person operating a skid-steer loads a barge with torched pieces of a boat’s steam tank, while another hauls decrepit trash from an amusement park that burned […]
Upgrade your standard bowl of oats for this delicious apple quinoa on your next backpacking trip. Sometimes it’s nice to switch things up. Instant oatmeal has been a staple of ours on so many trips that it's now the de-facto breakfast. What are we going to eat this morning? The same thing we eat every […]
If it’s soft, comfy, snuggly, toasty or warm, find it in this gift guide. Our staffers dished their favorite cozy gifts for the holiday season. Cabiniste Down Booties Never hear your friend complain of cold tootsies again. Like sleeping bags for your feet, these down booties from Cabiniste are stuffed with duck down (certified to […]