Survival gear means being able to survive with what’s in your pants.
Cultural and basic tenets of international exploration
How to pack for everything from a business trip to an adventure.
Tips on how to pull off an epic trip.
How to get someone else to pay for your expedition.
Appropriate clothing and blending in with locals in potentially dangerous countries.
Tips on how to hire a competent fixer abroad.
When to bribe and when not to bribe
Kayak rescues, avalanche rescues, and handling a mugging
A compass, knife, pair of binoculars, and a belt we highly recommend.
When to hire a guide, rent or buy a motorcycle, bring your dog, and get a medic.
Introducing our 2011 Reader of the Year and six honorable mention winners.
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...
EMS's 20-degree Boreal is the first sack to use a new synthetic insulation from PrimaLoft called Infinity, which EMS claims is "18 percent warmer and 25 percent more compressible" than...
Mountaineering MasterThe second tent by pole maker Easton, the two-man, single-wall Si2 features the company's proprietary carbon poles, which it claims are stronger than any aluminum pole on the...