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Late fall turned out some inclement weather for our first-ever Gear Summit—but that just meant good conditions for testing products from 28 brands

From crabbing and surfing the iconic coast to hiking and biking the redwood-covered hills, the San Francisco Bay Area enclave of Marin County is an awesome destination for recreationists and foodies year-round. Here’s how to do it right.

Baking this pie over the fire gives it a rich, smokey flavor

Baking your desserts and breads outdoors is not as intimidating as it sounds

The CRKT Chogan Hammer makes quick work of campfire wood and tent stakes

Plus, a recipe for a warming soup to carry along with you

This flavorful and healthy vegetarian soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly days

This dish from Outside cover stars Bill, Judy, Sarah, and Kaitlin Leung can easily be made over a campfire using a grill grate and cast-iron skillet

Shenandoah National Park has unveiled Shencamp, a text message-based update to help campers locate vacant campsites

Hours of testing, tasting, and innovating goes into these freeze-dried pouches

It’s possible to visit the stunning Hawaiian island even if you’re on a budget, especially if you’re willing to get adventurous

Mix up these refreshing drinks this fall and winter

These shelters will keep you warm and dry—no matter the weather

This four-season, ultralight truck camper is designed to go anywhere, anytime

From temperate rainforests to miles of coastline; from waterfalls and lakes to hiking, backpacking, and camping; from boating to skiing to glacier travel and mountaineering—Olympic has astonishing variety.

I’ll level with you, dear reader: while I don’t trust gear reviews that don’t name at least a few cons, the only con here is the hefty price

This trendy food also makes a great trail snack or meal

Whether you’re in need of a quick snack or an on-the-go meal, you deserve a bar that's both fulfilling and tasty

You don’t have to have a fancy rig or expensive gear to build the perfect camping truck. The system I set up in my 1998 Toyota Tacoma is more than fine.

Packed with nutrients and flavor, mushrooms are trendy for a reason. We’ve rounded up the best snacks and meals for your next adventure.

From the delicious, to the palatable, to the borderline inedible

It’s so dorky to admit you want to look hot, and even more embarrassing to admit that you want to look cool, while sleeping on the ground or hauling your sweaty body up the side of a mountain. Guilty as charged.

We prioritized natural beauty—and lack of crowds

What’s a traveler’s responsibility when a once quiet destination gentrifies?

We’ve collected tales about curious mountain lions, amorous warthogs, hardworking beavers, and more from our adventures in the wild

Grand Canyon National Park has some of the best views in the United States. Here’s how to make the most out of a visit, whether its hiking, boating, biking, camping, or so much more.

Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.

Pro tips on preparing a lot, annoying your friends a little, and really shining as the caretaker of all

Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here’s everything you need to know to explore it.

A product of obsessive attention to detail, these new water jugs and faucet reinvent water storage for the outdoors

Greg and Julie Welch were relaxing at their campsite in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters when a tiny fire in a nearby bog suddenly exploded into a massive blaze that began racing toward them

Here’s how to make the most out of a visit to one of the wildest places in the U.S., from kayaking to birding to fishing and so much more

Hatchets, saws, and axes have a place—and it’s not in the backcountry

You don’t need a reservation to pitch a tent at these free and dispersed camping areas on public land, from empty beaches to lush forests to hot springs. Go, enjoy, and pledge to leave the place in better shape than you found it.

Savory backcountry eats. Camping meals that really impress. Chefs who inspire. And the perfect tools to help you create a mouthwatering feast after a day of adventure.

Ashley Rodriguez, host of the ‘Kitchen Unnecessary’ YouTube show, shares her favorite tricks for creating delicious meals outside

Using vintage vibes, natural fibers, and old-school designs, this Salt Lake City–based manufacturer has inspired a devoted user base—and Instagram fans—all over the world

Leave the fancy fixings and bar tools at home

Officials are investigating a triple homicide at Maquoketa Caves State Park, a popular area for spelunkers and casual hikers

As overlanding has exploded in popularity, these companies come up with increasingly inventive camping gadgets

The artist’s first-ever Web3 collection tells the story of his own journey into the outdoors

For his new PBS show, ‘America Outdoors,’ comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston connects us to our natural environments through the most interesting of creatures: humans.

In the summer of 2020, an anonymous artist who goes by the name of Roadside Senryu started installing road signs inscribed with poems, a joy for those driving past them and for communities nearby

In the era of megafires and fire bans, we need a new way to hang out at base camp. Howl Campfires are genuinely warm, easy to transport, and safe to use.

Starry nights. Fresh air. Towering trees. Whether you’re car camping or in the backcountry, make the most of your life outside.

More people outside has meant more rules for all of us—including what to do with our excrement

Camp cooking expert Emily Vikre says top-shelf cocktails pair well with s’mores

From a creamy pasta main to a chard-corn side, we’ve rounded up some of the best meals to enjoy in the outdoors

One of our editors just bought on of these for use on family camping trips and swears by it. Why? No more hiding behind trees or being surprised by guests while going to the bathroom in busy areas. It has a steel hook for hanging a water bag and four…

This trusty headlamp has gotten Outside editors through many adventures both close to home and far afield. It’s easy to use, compact, and runs on three AAA batteries (we like to use rechargeables). The red light mode is great for not blinding tent mates and the IPX8 waterproofing has proven…

The store isn’t just good for bulk buys or $1.50 hot dog combos. There are some great outdoor deals, too.

The knowledge you need to find the most effective gear on a budget

Here are the nine pieces from the 2022 Summer Gear Guide that our gear editors are obsessing over

Bring these wines with you on your next picnic, beach day, or camping trip

Travel far and drink well with these great products.

This water bottle was selected as one of our favorite pieces of travel gear in 2021, and with good reason. We love that it can serve as both a coffee thermos and water bottle to keep us going all day long.

Perfect for cold nights in the backcountry, the Stoic Groundwork 0 Degree Sleeping Bag will keep you warm and dry, thanks to the synthetic down filling. The 20D mini ripstop nylon and DWR finish makes this bag extra durable. It was one of our go-to sleeping bags in 2021.

One editor has called the YETI Rambler “the best mug ever made.” Another called it an “everyday essential.” So it’s no surprise that we are fans of the durable, well-designed, double-walled insulated drinkware. For a limited time, you can personalize your new YETI for free, including your own…

You’d be hard pressed to find a better deal on a fully built camper van

Take the whole family along in this distinctive camper

This is the most innovative camper we’ve tested in years

With the right tent you can protect yourself from the weather, spread out in luxury, and settle into a home away from home

These bags and pads will keep you warm and promote healthy sleep without weighing down your pack

Feast-making cookware that won’t slow you down

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