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The Ultimate Guide to Backcountry Adventure

Everything you need to plan, pack, and pull off your next off-the-grid mission

Inspiration

All you need is a long weekend to get out, get lost, and find yourself again. From Asheville to Seattle, we’ve researched the best three-day wilderness trips within road-tripping distance from a city.

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You don’t have to head to Europe to hike to a backcountry chalet. Here are the most spectacular stateside options, ranging from rustic to full-service experiences.

Carrying your own portable boat is officially the coolest way to go deep into the wilderness

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Some bucket-list adventures require securing a wilderness permit months or even years out. Here’s how to book the most coveted ones in the country.

From a trail in Isle Royale National Park with spectacular views to a hike that hits four 6,000-foot peaks in 30 miles, these are our favorite classic routes in the U.S.

Founded on good times and built to be unbreakable, Stillhouse embodies everything we love about adventure

Advice

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Want to go on a vehicle-based adventure this summer? Here’s where to head, what vehicle to take, and how to stay safe and comfortable while you’re out there.

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You deserve better than freeze-dried stroganoff

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It’s the perfect wilderness vehicle for children who are too small to get far on their own but too heavy to carry

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Getting an entire camping kit to fit on your bike is no easy task. Here’s how to store your gear for multi-day bike rides.

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Don’t let a little precipitation keep you inside

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Up-to-date guidelines on the pros and cons of filters, ultraviolet light, chemicals, and other options

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A nice warm rinse can boost your camping trips to new heights of luxury. Here are our favorite setups.

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Ditch your backpacking French press. We’ve found something better.

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Finding a place to put a tent is easy if you follow these steps