Bear spray, plus a few other simple precautions, should keep you perfectly safe

Meet the 16-year-old working to end discrimination in the nation's largest youth outdoors program

Can you still expect to have a comfortable summertime camping trip in the lower 48? Absolutely, but you probably need to upgrade your approach to dealing with the heat.

If you want to make an adventure buddy, the first few weeks are critical

You might be a disappointment, but the stuff you give your dad doesn’t have to be

Chasing sales, multitool companies are getting away from genuine utility. And that needs to stop.

The BSA's latest policies are a step toward including other genders. Inclusiveness can't come soon enough.

Nemo’s 1.75-pound Hornet Elite 2P is shockingly livable for an ultralight shelter

Most of us really only need one internal-frame pack. Here's why it should be the Osprey Aether AG and not one of its super high-end, tech'ed out competitors.

If you exchange money for a dog, you’re doing it wrong

The outdoor brand unveils the newest iteration of its car-camping products. We came away convinced it's all most of us will ever need.

Using a phone outdoors? This is what you need to know to stay in touch.

The men's shoes, clothes, and equipment you need to stay comfortable on the trail

Look normal? That’s because every component has been made giant, including the 36-inch wheels.

The gear that will fix your problems when you’re a longways from nowhere

The long-term impact of the president's first 100 days could destroy an industry with more jobs than oil and gas and automotive combined. Yep, you guessed it: outdoor rec.

If you've never picked up a gun before but are interested in harvesting your own healthy, sustainable, humane meat, here's why you should get started with birds

One man’s quest to avoid bad coffee and dirty bathrooms

The door handles are water bottles and the arm rest is a sleeping bag

Finally, ultralight couple’s gear is not just good—it’s better than the one-person alternatives

Having a good time outdoors has gotten a lot easier thanks to technical innovations in the party camping space

Survival isn't about copying the stuff you see Bear Grylls do. Here's what should you do if you're caught outside in extreme weather.

The 11 products I rely on for my awesome dog

One active couple's tips for life on the road

Hold your nose: we need to play dirty if we want to protect our public lands

Startup CampCrate will mail you everything you need to go camping

The bags, clothes, tools, and drugs that make regular long-haul flights survivable

First a massive wildfire, then record flooding, and finally the Pacific Coast Highway was knocked out

Andrew Skurka’s updated guide is a masterclass in how to enjoy the outdoors comfortably

Military-style heat-sensing “night vision” monoculars now cost just $600. Should you buy one?

The perfect car for outdoor lovers just got even better

When Ford sent a new Raptor to test, it obviously made sense for me and the 61-year-old adventurer to take it into the desert for two days of high-speed power slides, campfire-cooked steaks, and tequila.

Stuff that's only good for frustrating you and causing fungal infections. Probably both.

High-tech hunting brand Kuiu wants to make a mountaineering boot you can wear for day hiking

The stuff you need to have in your 4x4 at all times

Want to save money? You won't do it by buying a cheap car.

Federal lands belong to all of us—it's time to unite to fight crooked politicians

The next big trend in trucks can still be had for cheap

And how you can prepare for the apocalypse better than a billionaire

And they're not the only species that should be afraid

Experience in extreme wind chill can teach all of us outdoor recreationists about proper layering—without breaking the bank

Trump's pick for Secretary of the Interior gets grilled in the confirmation hearing about federal land management, resource extraction, and Smokey the Bear

The latest pictures, videos, and statistics from the epic winter storm, which has brought record flooding and dramatically assuaged the drought

Volkswagen’s desperate. Van buyers shouldn’t be.

Snow, ice, and slush—oh my! Presenting five basic tips on how to navigate inclement weather this season.

The legendary adventurer breaks down blade skills

Why winter-specific rubber is the most important thing you can buy to make driving in inclement weather safer

The stuff that keeps this adventure writer dry, safe, and dangerous

New uses for your old camping stuff

Former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke opposes the Republican land heist. He may be the best environmental hope we have in this administration.

The pioneering astronaut was the first American to orbit earth. He died Thursday.

Our Latin American neighbor remains the last bastion of total freedom outdoors

Lessons I learned from organizing a homeless-youth outdoors program and how you can apply them to improving your own corner of the world

Don't get me wrong: it's a fantastic truck. But if you really want to get it dirty, cutaway bumpers and complicated suspension won't make up for the lack of aftermarket support.

Subaru’s new Viziv-7 concept previews a seven-seat crossover

Foursevens’ new Mini MkII is smaller than a chapstick, yet pumps out over 1,000 lumens. And it only costs $40.

From picking the right vehicle to carrying the right stuff to planning the right itinerary

Next year will bring massive delays to passport issuing and renewal

What's the best knife for you? The answer is simpler than you might think.

Your intrepid lifestyle gives you an advantage on Tinder. Now don’t blow it.

How to find the best tool for your pocket and wallet

Six months, two trips to Thailand, and flirtations with madness have produced possibly the most forgettable fork ever

This guy got arrested for sending it off tall buildings into deep water. Here's what he gets really, really wrong with his jumps.

We went cliff diving and rock climbing with the stunt-person, athlete, and daredevil

The Wyoming state government recently released a study weighing the pros and cons of transferring federal lands to the state. The results were unequivocal: it's a terrible idea.

Old-school toughness takes on modern performance in the Australian Outback

Stay warm, stay dry, save money

Outdoor tradition or dangerous, polluting, wasteful relic of the past?

Power sources small enough for you to carry that run on solar, fire, or water are heavy and don't produce enough electricity to warrant schlepping into the backcountry

This concept bike predicts motorcycle technology in 2116

Last week's viral video illustrated how dangerous bears can be—and taught us a few lessons on how to survive such an attack

Deaths, injuries, and helicopter rescues are a regular occurrence on Longs Peak, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to climb it

Want a dog for the trail, mountain, water, or city? Forget going to a breeder. The best companion for you is also the cheapest and most ethical.

Portland, Oregon-based CiloGear promises to sell you the most bomber, versatile alpine packs on the market

For its fifth generation, Land Rover returns off-road capability to the Discovery

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