Frederick Reimers

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.

Get Fixed

Tips on how to hire a competent fixer abroad.

You Make the Call

When to hire a guide, rent or buy a motorcycle, bring your dog, and get a medic.

Erika Vohman

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

Sierra Designs Verde 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

1. It's partly recycled, yes. But the Verde won this year's award because of how it performed in the field. It's all about the fill: The Verde's insulation (Climashield Green) is "continuous filament...

Sierra Designs Cochise 15 – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Campers who feel claustrophobic in tight mummy bags will love the Cochise's stretchy construction. The baffles of this 15-degree, synthetic-fill bag are sewn with elastic fabric, so you can squirm...

Wenger Chasseral – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Need a three-season and a summer-weight bag but can't afford both? Sidestep the decision with the Chasseral. If conditions are too warm, simply zip off the topsheet, which folds into its own stash...

EMS Sugar Shack 3 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Airy & DurableAstute architecture students will notice it right away: The Sugar Shack employs elements of Romanesque groin-vault structure—a sturdy intersection of four arches that lends...

Big Agnes Zirkel SL 20 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

ULTRALIGHT AND COMPRESSIBLETesters liked Big Agnes's almost entirely recycled synthetic sack (the Skinny Fish; $180) just fine but were blown away by the down-filled Zirkel's warmth-to-packability...