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's the Best Summer BBQ Gear?

The peak of the season calls for maximum relaxation (bonus points for style). Here’s what to keep at the ready for all the best days of the year.

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.


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