September 1, 2019

DIY: How to Play Bug Bingo

A woman peers through the forest with a smile on her face

Editor’s note: After a great deal of careful consideration, we temporarily closed our retail stores nationwide. For more information, review the FAQs regarding REI’s recent store closures. Please consult the CDC or your state health department for advice related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on symptoms, testing and how to protect yourself and others during […]

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August 26, 2019

Camp Recipe: Backpacking Burrito Bowl

Backpacking burrito bowl being wrapped in tortilla

Loaded with flavor, this vegetarian burrito bowl makes a great addition to your trail food line up. While most burrito bowls use rice as their base, we decided to use quinoa instead. Quinoa has a more well-rounded nutritional profile and can serve as a complete protein. It also has a unique taste and texture that […]

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August 23, 2019

Campworthy: S’maffles

Recipe: S’maffles Submitted by: Chelsea Hometown: Bothell, WA What do you love about this recipe? This combines my two loves: waffles and s’mores. The last time I made these was on a 4th of July trip. There was wine involved… which may have impacted the flavor (for the better). S’maffles Ingredients Waffles (three options) Make Belgian […]

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August 20, 2019

Our Favorite Beach Camping Spots in California

A sign points toward a campground on Santa Catalina Island.

The Golden State is blessed with 840 miles of coastline dotted with ocean-side campsites perfect for nearly every adventure. Here are six of our favorite beach camp spots in CA to get you started. Crystal Cove State Park Orange County Set along 3.2 miles of shoreline between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, this popular […]

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August 9, 2019

Camp Recipe: Dutch Oven Raspberry Cake

Raspberry dutch oven cake, plated and ready to serve

Prepared in a Dutch oven, this delicious raspberry cake allows you to enjoy a fresh home-baked cake, outside. One of the things we love the most about cooking in a Dutch oven is the ability to produce baked goods wherever our adventures take us. However, it does have a bit of a learning curve to […]

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August 9, 2019

Our Favorite Festivals this Fall

A group of tents sits in front of a group of pine trees, the sun shining through.

With a world of festivals at your fingertips, you have everything from classic summer camp games to rugged bouldering sessions to pick from. We’ve rounded up our favorite outdoorsy parties for this fall, so choosing is a little easier. Whether you’re interested in deepening your yoga practice or dancing ’til your feet are sore, there’s […]

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August 8, 2019

How to Turn an Outdoor Passion Into a Career? For the Azulay Brothers, It Was an ‘Intentional Accident’

Two surfers carrying surfboards on their backs make their way across a brush-covered landscape

In 2010, Argentine brothers and surfers Julián and Joaquín Azulay were in Los Angeles, California, during a trip to visit their older brother. In their free time, Julián, then 24, and Joaquín, then 22, explored southern California and surfed in the Pacific Ocean at every opportunity. When it was time to return to Argentina, rather […]

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August 6, 2019

Campworthy: Fire-Grilled Salmon

Campworthy hosts with salmon

Recipe: Fire-Grilled Salmon Submitted by: Jake F. Hometown: Seattle, WA What do you love about this recipe? My wife and I enjoy camping and fishing all over Washington in the fall. It’s also one of the best times to catch salmon. And if you’re lucky enough to catch something, this recipe never fails. The herb mixture can be made […]

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August 6, 2019

Bears Ears National Monument Management Draws Criticism As Court Battles Continue

a double rainbow over Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah

Southeastern Utah is known for its rock climbing, river rafting, hiking and camping, as well as cultural resources for Native American tribes with thousands of archaeological sites. The Bears Ears area—named for two tall buttes that resemble a bear’s head peeking over a ridge—is also a wonderland of buried fossils of dinosaurs, giant sloths, and […]

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