Camping

Canister Stoves

The Best Backpacking Stoves

The Best Backpacking Stoves

We tested 29 models and found a favorite stove that nailed the sweet spot of being reasonably priced, simmering well, and boiling quickly.

The 6 Best Hiking Gadgets of Summer 2012

The 6 Best Hiking Gadgets of Summer 2012

Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you to the trailhead, to MSR SureLock TR-3s, which, at 20 ounces a pair, aren't ultralight, but they are quite sturdy and strong.