November 8, 2019

Camp Recipe: Autumn Gnocchi

Autumn gnocchi plated and ready to eat

Capture the essence of fall with a hearty bowl of gnocchi, pancetta, sage, and pumpkin. Little fluffy lumps of potato goodness, gnocchi is one of our favorite fall dishes. They’re filling, warming, and quick to cook, which makes them perfect for cooking on a late-season camping trip. While we would love to make our own […]

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November 7, 2019

Your Shorts Could Help You Get Rescued

RECCO

The biggest piece of lifesaving gear you carry into the backcountry might not be something you even know you have. It doesn’t need batteries or a subscription. But, in the event of an emergency, it could improve the chances of rescuers finding you.  RECCO®, which has been used in winter apparel and equipment since the […]

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November 5, 2019

Uncommon Challenge: Cook With a Candle

Uncommon Challenge: Cook With a Candle

was in downtown Palisade, Colorado, a tiny hamlet in the high desert outside Grand Junction, when I wandered into a rummage store. Filled with antiques, sports memorabilia and other nostalgic items like the sort of wooden snowshoes and cross-country skis someone might proudly display above the hearth in their vacation home, the small shop transported […]

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November 4, 2019

Best Hikes Near Salt Lake City

An overlook of valley cradled by mountains, covered with white, thin clouds.

Perhaps most famously known for skiing, Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front also boast a plethora of hiking trails. With everything from easy summit hikes on the edge of town to rugged adventures in the canyons and mountains beyond, there are more than enough trails to keep everyone entertained. Though many of these hikes […]

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November 4, 2019

Mountain Biking Vermont’s Kingdom Trails

Riding past a red barn in Vermont's bucolic Northeast Kingdom

Up in the far northeastern corner of Vermont, there are more dirt roads than paved. The hills are rugged, and the houses far apart. The people who live in this 2,000-square-mile stretch of the Green Mountain State—dubbed “the Northeast Kingdom”—are tough, even by Vermont standards. It’s colder and rougher, and amenities are few and far […]

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November 1, 2019

13: Donuts for Savvy (Part 1)

Grief is the one human experience that we all have in common, but …
October 31, 2019

REI Presents: Nature’s Colin

Watch Colin's journey from sofa to summit now. Episode 1: Colin McArthur is not an outdoorsman, but he wants to climb a mountain. For Colin and his wife Dawn, this is the busiest time of their lives. Facing the challenges of working part-time while raising their son Davis, and with a second child on the […]

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October 31, 2019

Camp Recipe: Vegetable Stew

Vegetable stew plated with a side of bread

Rich, savory, and delicious, this vegetable stew is a great vegan alternative to try out this fall. As the weather starts to cool down, making a big pot of stew can be a great way to warm yourself back up. It’s also a great way to use up an assortment of leftover ingredients that you […]

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October 30, 2019

Trail Mix: The Best Outdoor Gifts of 2019

Holiday Gifts

Need gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place. Our editors dug deep, drawing from their own gear testing and, yes, wish lists to cull this roundup of the best nonessential (yet highly desirable) products for holiday gifting. Find a packable camp blanket, a cozy jacket, an action-ready camera and more. ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock […]

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