Adventure: Simplified

You don't always need fancy gear or expert guides to get out there and explore.



Cotton isn’t for the backcountry, but it has a spot everywhere else

Mike Levy

Save cash and have fun with these tips

Megan Michelson

You don't need mountain trails out your door to get your boots ready for a big hike

An ode to the easy, breezy wardrobe staple

Be prepared for every obstacle, and save a ton of money by making your own equipment and learning how to fix your stuff when it breaks in the backcountry


It will serve you well when things go wrong


It's basically the best performance food on the planet


No, you don't have to eat freeze-dried food in the woods

Basic Missions


Meditations on radical incrementalism for the adventurer


Because it’s good to stay safe and happy out there

Some bike shops are intimidating. Here's how to navigate them.


Keep warm this winter by harvesting fuel yourself

In and around San Francisco, locavores are scouring their neighborhoods for edible ingredients. And you can, too.

From going big on snacks to active pit stops, here's everything you need to know before taking a long road trip with the whole family

Trail runner, life-balance pro, and car-camping dad Luke Nelson shows us how it's done


From setting up a vise to gathering materials, here's everything you need to tie a basic fly

Ryan Wichelns

It's the lightest backpacking meal—and one of the easiest and tastiest


Step one: know the conditions and whether fires are actually allowed where you're camping

Matt Jancer

For the ultimate in lightweight camping, ditch the tent and grab a tarp