Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Author's Bio

Joe Jackson (@josiewhaler), Outside online's Gear Guy, never thought that the ten years he spent as a raft guide, outdoor retail employee, and vagabond would turn into a career.

What Essentials Do I Need in My First-Aid Kit?

Gareth Tate started teaching Wilderness First Responder courses for the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute almost a decade ago. We took a look inside his personal first-aid kit to compile a list of...

Packing 101: Pay Attention to the Small Stuff

Few things can ruin a would-be stellar camping trip like realizing you forgot something really important. With this guide to packing, you won't have to learn the hard way.

What Are the Best Fog-Proof Goggles?

Perpetually foggy goggles are one of the few things that can ruin a precious powder day. Thankfully, two companies agree and are working to produce the world’s first anti-fog technology.

Your Ultimate Backcountry Ski Kit

If you’re skiing in the backcountry, you want reliable high-performance gear. Here’s a list of the 14 halo products to take with you when the lines get steep and the snow gets deep—all recently...

Camping 101: How to Dress

I knew better than to ask my buddy Bryan where he got the brand-new olive-colored, three-layer Gore-Tex jacket that he offered me in lieu of his $80 portion of a three-week Costa Rican car rental....

The Beginner's Perfect Rock Climbing Quiver

Don't worry about buying the perfect setup for your first trip to the crag. You'll be best served by partnering with a mentor who can teach you about the gear that works best on your local wall.

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