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.

What Are the Best Performance Flip-Flops?

These days, flip-flops are made to be more than just beach shoes. Some are burly enough to hike in, and they’re great for the growing number of water sports.

How to Start a Fire

From survival fire-starting tips to tricks on how to impress your friends with a few basic kindling structures and techniques, we’ll cover it all so you can make sure you’re warm and well s’mores-ed.

How Do I Prevent Chafing?

Chafing happens when skin rubs again skin or cloth and gets irritated. Your inner thighs are particularly susceptible.

How to Do Your Favorite Sport with Your Dog

Dogs seem perfectly designed to be our adventure buddies. They are natural athletes, they don’t complain, and their excitement to be outside, by our side, is unmatched. But that’s not to say they don...

The Campout Essentials We Can’t Do Without

These seven items—from the world’s most versatile shorts to the ultimate koozie—give you flexibility to relax, run around, and keep the booze chilled all day long.