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.

If You're Gifting a Scarf, It Should Be This One

A scarf can seem like an uninspired holiday present—like giving Dad a tie on Father’s Day. But the Krochet Kids Camden ($48) is different. A supremely soft, acrylic-alpaca-blend piece...

...And Adventurous Men, Too

Clothes for work and play when temperatures dip.  [photo]2259756[/photo] Burton AK BK Lite Insulator Jacket ($250) The Burton AK BK Lite Insulator jacket is a streetworthy layer with...

The Ultimate Wardrobe for Adventurous Women

For the ladies who play hard and après even harder.  [photo]2259831[/photo] Toad&Co Dakotah Long Sleeve Travel Shirt ($69) We’re now firmly in the era of performance...

The Perfect Portable Medicine Chest

Chance favors the prepared nomad.  [photo]2259876[/photo] Outlaw Soaps PCT Adventure Soap Set ($24) Just like the through-hike it was named for, Outlaw Soaps’ PCT Adventure soap...

Rainy Day Essentials

Live in Portland, Oregon? These two items deserve a permanent place in your everyday kit.  [photo]2259736[/photo] Fjällräven Sörmland Crew Sweater ($150) Cushy lamb’s wool makes...

Big-Ticket Splurges for the Garage

From a $150 cooler to a $645 SUP, this list exclusively features gear that enables adventure.  [photo]2259956[/photo] Isle Cruiser Soft Top Paddleboard Kit ($645) Why a soft-...

An Ode to the Stihl Pro Universal Forestry Axe

I buy a half-cord of wood for my fireplace every year, which I tell myself is to minimize our heating bill in winter. But really, it's so I can go out to the yard and swing my Stihl Pro Universal...

How to Keep Your Camp Kitchen Clean

To glean a few pointers on keeping a camp kitchen spick-and-span, I spoke with Marco Johnson, who's been teaching wilderness skills and first aid as the field staffing director at the National...

Why Everyone Should Own at Least One Roll-A-Table

As the name suggests, the Roll-A-Table is a camp table that packs down to a 32-by-5-inch burrito. The aluminum legs fold down, and then you roll the slatted PVC top around the legs. This tidy little...

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