Frederick Reimers

The Outside Guide to Adventure: Mastering the Basics

For the first installment of our four-part fundamentals series, we address the basics of adventure: everything from packing like a pro and paying bribes to pulling off your dream trip and hunting...

Follow the Rules

Cultural and basic tenets of international exploration

Pack Like a Pro

How to pack for everything from a business trip to an adventure.

Get Paid for It

How to get someone else to pay for your expedition.

Look the Part

Appropriate clothing and blending in with locals in potentially dangerous countries.

Erika Vohman

Introducing our 2011 Reader of the Year and six honorable mention winners.

REI Quarter Dome T3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

BEST SPACE-TO-WEIGHT RATIOTesters were impressed with the two-person model of this tent; it's roomy (30 square feet) and light (less than four pounds) and has the critical double doors and vestibules...

GoLite Valhalla 2+ - Camping Tents: Reviews

FOUR-SEASON CHAMPIONIf you're looking for a lightweight shelter that can handle high winds and heavy snow, single-wall tents like the Valhalla are tough to beat. Thanks to an interior-pole structure...

Marmot Abode 2P – Camping Tents: Reviews

Thanks to its mostly mesh canopy, the double-door Adobe received high marks for warm-weather stargazing and ventilation. But what really impressed us was its performance in an early-season Wasatch...

REI Half Dome 2+ - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

If comfort is more important to you than weight, go ahead and buy a three-person tent for yourself and your mate. But consider this first: New pole connectors, like plastic hubs and sockets, have...

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

LOTS OF COMFORT, LITTLE WEIGHTBig Agnes took last year's already light Gear of the Year–winning Emerald Mountain tent and sliced off nearly a pound, while apparently sacrificing nothing. How'd...