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.

Erika Vohman

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

MSR Mo Room 3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

THE ENTERTAINERWe're not saying you should buy a tent based on how many people can comfortably play cards inside. But if you do, you should know that the Mo Room, with 44 square feet of space and...

GoLite Adrenaline 20 – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

1. Thanks to its top-of-the-line 800-fill down, light fabrics, half-length zipper, and trim cut, the Adrenaline 20 packs down to the size of a loaf of bread. Even more impressive, at less than two...

Big Agnes Lynx Pass II - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Light and RoomyEven when building a "value" tent, Big Agnes gets the details right. With amenities like a vestibule that turns into a shade canopy with trekking poles, high-visibility (read: trip-...

Mountain Hardwear Sojourn 2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

ROOMY AND WELL-PRICEDLike all of Mountain Hardwear's tents, the three-season Sojourn is packed with user-friendly touches. The fly's two clear windows make for sleeping-bag weather checks, while the...

Mammut Shield – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Nothing is worse than being rudely awakened by rain when sleeping out sans tent, which is why testers had high praise for the 15-degree Shield. For starters, the 800-fill down is wrapped in a...

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...