Gear

By April Killingsworth

Choosing a Tent for Summer Camping

The best type of tent, I think, for summer camping is a double walled three season tent. These tents usually weigh in at 5 - 10 pounds depending on size. They have double walls which means on a clear night you can remove the rain fly (the second wall) for maximum ventilation. You can also use these … [Read More...]

Hiking

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The Best Hiking Trails in Europe

For those with an adventurous spirit, hiking can be a fantastic way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, scenery and beauty of the world around you, whether traveling in a foreign country or exploring your own. While hiking on mountains with a vast view of the ground below, or on beaches, deserts or … [Read More...]

Food

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Orange Chicken Breasts – A slightly non-conformist, yet delicious dutch oven dish.

One of the best ways to make any dish stand out is not to overpower it with too much of a contrasting flavor – that’s what amateurs do. Instead, just add a “pinch” of it in your dish, enough to get your guest intrigued enough by this combination to ask you for the recipe. (Trust [...]

By REI.

The Art and Science of S’mores

There’s one snack that has been forever etched on the American psyche when camping comes to mind. The S’more, a delectable treat combining the richness of chocolate, the fluffy whiteness of a marshmallow and the course graininess of graham crackers. REI’s infographic shows us that good S’more construction is more than haphazard.  

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Camp Beverages

An essential part of any camp packing list is a stock of beverages to stay hydrated during your stay outdoors. Packing beverages can be difficult, because liquids require a large amount of space to store. If your campsite has clean, running water, you can pack beverage powders and eliminate the need to transport liquids. If [...]

How To

By blythe83

Building a Swimming Hole Rope Swing

I had every intention of writing an epic article on creating your very own rope swing for launching yourself and friends into your favorite swimming hole. But, looks like the folks over at Wenger already posted a detailed discussion on constructing such a swinging good time. So without further ado… please continue reading over at [...]

By REI.

The Art and Science of S’mores

There’s one snack that has been forever etched on the American psyche when camping comes to mind. The S’more, a delectable treat combining the richness of chocolate, the fluffy whiteness of a marshmallow and the course graininess of graham crackers. REI’s infographic shows us that good S’more construction is more than haphazard.  

Corn Chips as a Fire Starter

Well you can put this into the interesting and cool category. Using Doritos as a fire starter, Steve Miller shows us how.

Field & Stream.

Defend Your Toilet Paper

What’s the number one rule of camping? Bring TP! I always bring a few rolls and it never fails they get squished or soaked by spilled beverages. Field & Stream reader Mark A. Clark shared this TP protector idea last year. Just brilliant.

Biographies

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Lloyd Anderson: Founder of REI

Lloyd Alva Anderson was born in Roy, Pierce County, Washington August 4th, 1902 on his uncles dairy, to parents of Canadian and Scottish ancestry, John and Marry Anderson. Growing up he would chop wood and worked in a creamery. He obtained his BS in electrical engineering in 1924 and began amateur climbing as a young [...]

Thomas Hiram Holding

Thomas Hiram Holding: Father of Modern Camping

Thomas Hiram Holding was, in 1908, the worlds leading proponent and practitioner of camping. It seams strange to me now to think that there was a time when humans didn’t camp for enjoyment. But up until the late 1800s people camped out of necessity not sport. Oh sure there were folks who camped while undertaking [...]

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