November 1, 2018

2018’s Best Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers

A woman paddling a canoe through a misty lake

Sometimes, the most adventurous people in our lives can be the trickiest to shop for come holiday season. Maybe they spend all weekend in the mountains and all week dreaming about them, can start a roaring campfire in any weather or even build an Adirondack chair out of skis. So what do you get for […]

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October 30, 2018

Planning Your Next Camping Trip is About to Get Even Easier

Today, REI launches Camping Project, an all-new digital guide that allows users to search bookable campgrounds by location and nearby activities. The goal: making it easier for you to find the best camping locations and discover trails and climbing routes close by. This new tool incorporates data from Recreation.gov, the trip planning and reservation service […]

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October 26, 2018

2018’s Best Gifts for Camping and Hiking Enthusiasts

You know those hard-to-shop-for people who live and breathe the great outdoors. Fueled by fresh air, these adventure-seekers would rather spend a weekend—or an entire week—trekking a ridgeline trail, sleeping under the stars and making coffee at sunrise on a mountaintop. This holiday season, get them the gear that will warm their hearts and wind […]

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October 18, 2018

Camp Recipes: French Toast Sticks for the Kidos

french toast sticks

A perfect grab-and-go treat, these French Toast sticks are a great kid-friendly breakfast idea to try out on your next family camping trip. If you have active kids, you know how difficult it can be sometimes to get them to sit down at the table for breakfast. Now try doing that with all the extra […]

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October 2, 2018

Headwaters State Forest Is Open to Hikers

A waterfall in Headwaters State Forest

In September, the state Forest Service cut the ribbon on Headwaters State Forest, opening to the public a 6,730-acre tract of mountains and streams along the North Carolina-South Carolina border. The land had been owned by former congressman Charles Taylor, and local and national land conservancies worked for nearly a decade to bring the forest […]

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October 2, 2018

The Best Duffel Bags of 2018

A woman pulling a duffel bag out of the back of a car.

Unlike a traditional suitcase, a versatile duffel bag can expand or contract based on the amount of gear you need to bring with you. You can stuff a duffel with both hard and soft goods, which makes it well-suited for everything from weekend travel to camping, from stowing gear to moving across town. We looked […]

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September 28, 2018

How to Peep the Fall Foliage in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The Tahquamenon River with fall color in Tahquamenon Falls State Park near Newberry Michigan.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is truly a wild place, where wolves, moose and elk roam free in dense forests of aspen, maple and pine. Known by locals as the U.P., the region is bordered by three Great Lakes, and is perhaps best known for its harsh winters. In the fall, however, the forests of the Upper […]

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September 28, 2018

How to Peep the Fall Foliage in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The Tahquamenon River with fall color in Tahquamenon Falls State Park near Newberry Michigan.

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is truly a wild place, where wolves, moose and elk roam free in dense forests of aspen, maple and pine. Known by locals as the U.P., the region is bordered by three Great Lakes, and is perhaps best known for its harsh winters. In the fall, however, the forests of the Upper […]

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September 25, 2018

Recipes: Campfire Salmon and Veggies

salmon packet

Foil packet meals are one of the easiest ways to make dinner over a campfire and have been delighting hungry campers for years. Simply wrap a bunch of delicious ingredients in aluminum foil and toss it over the fire. Everything cooks together, so it’s all ready at the same time. But even great camping traditions […]

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