Frederick Reimers

Follow the Rules

Cultural and basic tenets of international exploration

Pack Like a Pro

How to pack for everything from a business trip to an adventure.

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.

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

LOTS OF COMFORT, LITTLE WEIGHTBig Agnes took last year's already light Gear of the Year–winning Emerald Mountain tent and sliced off nearly a pound, while apparently sacrificing nothing. How'd...

Ground Ajanta 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Ground Ajanta 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Apparel manufacturer Ground has hit the tent on-ramp at full speed. The Ajanta, its first three-season tent, is an impressive debut. An intuitive, hubbed pole architecture makes it easy to set up,...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Marmot Hideaway 4 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Backcountry HeadquartersThere are plenty of sturdy and roomy four-person base-camping tents on the market. What makes the Hideaway our favorite is that, while it's downright cavernous it's still...

MSR Mo Room 3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

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

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...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

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

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...

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