Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, 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.

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Appalachian Trail Gear Must-Haves of 7 Thru-Hikers

Thru-hikers are my favorite people to interview about backpacking gear. The thousands of hours and miles walking through the woods gives them plenty of time to fine-tune their setups.

Joe Jackson
Apr 24, 2019

What's in My Car Safety Kit

Here’s the kit that I keep in my car to prevent it from getting stuck, help me get it unstuck if I end up in a snowbank, and aid me while I hunker down and call for help if I'm really in trouble.

Joe Jackson
Mar 18, 2019