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 Are Some Good DIY Camping Gear Hacks?

Here are seven low-tech DIY camping gear hacks that take advantage of equipment you likely already have in your garage. After all, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to get outside.

What Are Your Favorite Shoes for Trail Running?

A month ago, I caved to the peer pressure and ordered a pair of the N2 Trails. And I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a breakdown of what I—and the rest of my running teammates—love about these shoes.

Just Add Water

Gear that plays well when wet, whether it’s at the beach, in the river, or around town.

What Belongs in My First Car Camping Kit?

We often write about the newest—and priciest—outdoor gear. But when it comes to car camping, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to build a solid setup.

What Headlamp Should I Buy?

Whether you're spelunking or bushwhacking through the jungle, you need a headlamp that won't fail in the field.

Last-Minute Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

My dad never wants expensive gear for Father’s Day, but he still appreciates a thoughtful gift or two. Here are six suggestions that cost $30 or less for your pragmatic, outdoorsy father or husband.