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The Year for Yes

2021 is the year to get out of your comfort zone. Every season, we’ll challenge you to conquer your fears, embrace uncertainty, and try something new with us. This season: spring has sprung and it's officially time to camp more!



Learn a New Hobby

It’s like biathlon, but for geeks

And what happens to your brain when you finally nail it

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

Get outside for a night (or two) with this roundup of backpacking must-dos

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.

Camp More

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Unplug

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?

There’s a simple solution to the vexing challenge of getting teens to put down their phones: education