Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

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 Best Winter Boots for Men

If you recreate in the mountains or just spend weekdays trudging along snowy sidewalks, then you know life is better with a pair of winter boots.

How to Properly De-Ice Your Car

Gear takes up enough of my garage that I have to park outside. In winter, that means scraping the ice and snow off the windshield and sitting, shivering, while I blast cold air waiting for the car to...

Don't Stress: Pack a Premade First Aid Kit

Even after two decades of dealing with many minor—and a few major—injuries on rivers, I still prefer to leave the decision of what medical gear to pack to the professionals.

The Best Gear for Going Poo in the Woods

I'm a decidedly low-tech woods pooper—I'll admit to using rocks as trowels—so I called on these experts who have more than 50 years of pooping and peeing outside between them.

The Best Piece of 2018 Gear Costs $10

While I love going deep into the minutiae of Dynafit's new $799 ski-touring Hoji Boot, the product I was the most excited about has a much more modest price tag.

The Best Headlamps for Any Budget

You never hear the story of the hiker who packs their headlamp but is still able to make their way home at night, only the accounts of folks that forgot one and had to bivy in freezing temperatures.

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