camping

November 7, 2017

How Much Should Your Pack Weigh?

Backpacker on trail

We hear this question a lot from new and experienced hikers alike: How much should your backpack weigh? Lots of factors go into determining pack weight, making it tough to give an exact weight recommendation for every hiker. To get some help, we turned to one of our pack-fit pros, Valerie Loughney, from our REI […]

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October 30, 2017

Backpacking Recipe: Apple Crisp for Dessert!

Backpacking Recipe Apple Crisp

This lightweight DIY backpacking recipe is a great way to end a long day’s hike. Apple crisp for dessert! Sometimes it’s the small things that keep us motivated out on the trail: switching to new a pair of socks, putting on a comfy tee-shirt at camp, or making our favorite meal for dinner. One thing that […]

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October 26, 2017

Camping with Dogs: How to Navigate Rules and Regulations

dog walking in a field

Bring your dogs on your next adventure—many areas of our public lands welcome canine companions. All it takes is a little planning. Nearly every year, I gather with friends for a campout at Steens Mountain, a remote gem in Oregon’s high desert roughly 350 miles southeast of Portland. We nestle our tents in just-turning-yellow aspens […]

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October 3, 2017

Member Portrait: Ralph “TRLBLZRS” Lee

Originally from Queens, New York, Ralph started hiking in Los Angeles at the age of 26 and never stopped. In 2014 he created TRLBLZRS, an LA-based hiking group aimed at getting people from all walks of life outdoors and connecting them to nature. Why is getting outside important? The most important thing to me is […]

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September 27, 2017

DIY: How to Make an Alcohol Stove from Soda Cans

Completed DIY Alcohol Stove

Alcohol stoves have long been a favorite of ultralight backpackers. Using aluminum cans for the stove and alcohol for fuel, they’re cheap to make, easy to operate and weigh less than 2 ounces. This step-by-step guide explains how to make a penny alcohol stove, which uses the copper coin to create pressure for more efficient […]

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March 11, 2016
bug out location

110: 9 Effective BOL Options

https://archive.org/download/The_Prepper_Podcast/TPP110.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChoosing an Amazing Bug-Out Location (BOL) 9 Cheap and Effective BUG OUT LOCATIONS (BOLs) The best bug out locations cost […]
February 28, 2014

020 Primitive Skills: How to Build Wilderness Survival Shelter

https://archive.org/download/The_Prepper_Podcast/TPP020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI show you one of my favorite primitive skills by explaining how to build a primitive wilderness survival shelter. Lean-to, […]
November 1, 2013
Discover Best Cheap, Outdoor Hobby Ideas for Survivalism

005 Discover Best Cheap, Outdoor Hobby Ideas for Survivalism

https://archive.org/download/The_Prepper_Podcast/TPP005.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  We talk today about many different outdoor hobbies.  We talk about outdoor & cheap hobby ideas that are the […]