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.

The Tools You Need to Make Great Backcountry Coffee

I've been known to eat nothing but ramen noodles and trout to cut weight and save money while camping, but I never go without my coffee. From the welcome warmth on a cold morning to the calming...

Mad Men

Give these high-class alcoholic creations to your coolest friends, then hope they invite you over to partake of their well-stocked bar.

The Ultimate Base Camp

Good news for your holiday shopping: There's plenty of innovative new gear for avid campers. Take your pick.

Boutique Spirits

What better gift to put friends and family in good spirits than...spirits? We've selected the best craft liquors and extras to keep your gift-giving cup overflowing.

Get Off the Grid

Give the gift of escape. Ironically, these tech-y items are exactly what you need to do that: They'll keep giftees safe and prepared in the backcountry.

The Jet Setter

Takeoffs and landings are much better with the right gear. Put these on your list to make the constant travelers in your life a little more relaxed.

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