What happens when a lifelong fraidy-cat sets out into the wilderness alone?
A meal cooked in the great outdoors can be just as refined and delicious as anything you’d cook at home
We cover the necessities, plus a few extras and friendly pointers
Booking apps, glamping, and tricked-out Sprinter vans: over the past decade, life under the stars has been upgraded. Here's your up-to-date guide for enjoying the ultimate socially distanced weekend.
Enjoy the natural beauty with the aid of educational resources, knowledgeable rangers, actual bathrooms, catered food, and the infrastructure necessary to make your experience safe and comfortable
Fall is the perfect time to get out there
The secret? Glue.
Can a lifelong tent pitcher with a penchant for roughing it learn to appreciate high-thread-count sheets and teak-floored showers in the midst of nature? Our editor agreed to suffer in the name of research to find out.
The Platypus GravityWorks 4.0 is the best filter of its kind
It's the lightest backpacking meal—and one of the easiest and tastiest
The most comfortable nighttime experience possible for vehicle-based adventures
Camper vans, pop-ups, RVs, and more—if you're ready to upgrade from tent camping, you've got plenty of options. Use this handy tool to pick your ideal vehicle setup.
Get outside for a night (or two) with this roundup of backpacking must-dos
Living in a big city doesn't mean you can't spend a weekend outdoors this summer
When your life depends on it, it had better work
It’s just south of the border yet entirely a world away from the typical American outdoor experience. Here’s how to camp your way down the Mexican peninsula.
Simple, free ways to improve your experience next time
The ins and outs of overnighting in the actual wilderness
One man’s search for a spot of shade next to his truck
Vanlife has totally mainstreamed. But if you don't have the finances to own a home on wheels, these companies have you covered.
Familiarity breeds magic
Company is overrated
Follow these steps to spend less time stressing over the details and more time on the trail
Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season
They're a connection to our wildest selves
Trying to improve your sleep quality? Get back to nature.
Don't forget to bring the bug spray, folks
The best thing about car camping? Bringing all the amenities.
Cook unforgettable meals over the flames with these must-have tools
Inundated by text messages, one millennial decided to exclusively converse through this more classic form of communication
Katie Boué started practicing No Social Sundays and reclaimed her time
The analog items our editors and columnists swear by
Or, the greatest oversimplified explanation of how to navigate ever written
By setting boundaries around what you post, when you're online, and who you surround yourself with in real life, you can strike a better balance between Instagram and reality
A star political blogger for Grist.org, David Roberts spent so much time posting and Tweeting and staring at screens that he almost went nuts. So he pulled the plug for a year, restarting his relationship with technology and actively seeking health, balance, and adventure in the real world. What he learned just might save you from meltdown.
I'm as addicted to my phone as anyone. Could three weeks in Madagascar without service provide some sort of lasting digital renewal?
When it comes to navigation, nothing beats the reliability of an old-school paper map and a compass
There’s a simple solution to the vexing challenge of getting teens to put down their phones: education