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

How to turn unexpected problems into easy solutions the next time you go off-grid

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

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

Now’s the time to stock up on everything you need for wilderness and backyard cooking

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.

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

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

Travel far and drink well with these great products.

Fresh out of film school, Soraya Simi’s first documentary was centered around the Paralympic rower’s 2,500-mile solo journey to Hawaii. Except Madsen never made it.

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

These shelters score major comfort points

The best gear for staying put outside

A five-star kit for base-camp meals

What to buy and what to avoid if you don’t want to pay the insane markups on new and used cars this summer

Eight fan favorites. Three head-to-head rounds. Only one winner.

Consisting of both a cooktop and an oven, a range will open the door to a wider assortment of on-the-go meals

When life started feeling a little stale for writer Graham Averill, he went out in search of a new hobby. He found it in his Toyoya 4Runner, which he’s been converting into his very own adventure vehicle.

Starlink promises to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote areas currently underserved by wired internet. Naturally, we had to test it.

Across the country, hard-to-nab spots are sitting vacant. How do we make sure these coveted spaces aren’t going to waste?

I was a lifelong glamping skeptic, but after seeing how much my four-year-old enjoyed the comforts of a Stella Bell tent, I’ve given up on the hate. We’re glampers now.

Enzy campers are huge—which makes them extremely popular among hunters. But Bryan Rogala thinks the space inside an Enzy is a blank canvas perfect for a variety of adventure sports.

Winter after winter, Outside contributor Kaelyn Lynch had trouble keeping her lower body warm. Until she stumbled onto a pair of puffy pants—then her whole world changed.

Bryan Rogala introduces his latest project: a four-season truck camper he’s turning into the ultimate ski-camping rig

“Compact enough to stow in a tote for most outings, the Bestie is durable and affordable,” wrote Gift Guide contributors Gabriela Aoun and Joe Jackson about the Bestie blanket, which is currently available at the Outside Shop. (New and existing Outside+ members receive an annual $50 credit to the Shop—…

Is it possible to add heat to normal tent efficiently and effectively—without starting a fire? I spent the past two years finding out.

Bryan Rogala takes a Dave and Matt Van for a spin

Taxa is known for building small, lightweight trailers with a NASA-like design, and the Mantis is the largest version it offers

“Without a doubt, the Stargaze is the most comfortable camp chair I have ever tested,” wrote our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson in his review of camp chairs made for serious relaxation. “More like a mini-hammock than a chair, it swings effortlessly and reclines easier than a La-Z-Boy.”…

Columnist Wes Siler crowned the FirePit the best portable grill ever. It works as both a fire pit and an efficient grill, thanks to the fan that makes the pit run “virtually smokeless,” Siler wrote. “With the fan running on high, the entire thing went from cold to ready-to-sear…

If trail weight is an issue, you can’t beat Hydro Flask’s Trail Series bottles, which are 25 percent lighter than their original versions. They’re still double-wall insulated to keep beverages cold for hours. You can fit two pints in their larger, 32-ounce bottle making it perfect for a happy hour…

Bryan Rogala’s friends Ben and Sasha built a van loaded with some ingenious features that make life on the road a breeze

Bryan Rogala takes a tour of the Earth Traveler Teardrop Trailers shop in Santa Fe and takes one out for a spin

Good wine is more adventure ready than ever before

Turn those fun-sized sweets into delicious desserts and decor

We combed the event for the most unique and badass builds

From campsite to nightlight, BioLite’s AlpenGlow sets the perfect vibe

Keep your body and the planet clean

From chopping onions to making a mean espresso, these products will help turn backcountry outings into something slightly more gourmet

Sprays, lotions, wipes, apparel, and devices to keep mosquitoes, ticks, and flies at bay

Save money on gear we love, now through September 6

Now is one of the best times of the year to save on camping essentials

A classic among backpackers, the PocketRocket is one of columnist Graham Averill’s favorite camp stoves: “I refuse to get rid of my PocketRocket, because this featherweight beauty works every time, even after years of use,” he wrote. “I can use it with any cookware, unlike some stoves…

The Roo Double camping hammock is optimized for adventure. It’s durable, tear resistant, comfortable, and strong enough for two campers—or a baby elephant. Your pick. Diamond ripstop nylon adds reinforcement to protect against tearing and ripping and results in the 500-pound weight capacity.

When you carry the whole world in your pocket, aid can arrive from the most unexpected places

Moab isn’t the only place to go. Explorer and professional skier Kalen Thorien shares her intel on how to find adventures off the beaten path.

The cost of your backpacking tent shouldn’t keep you awake at night. These double-wall, two-person shelters are all $300 or less, and will put your mind—and body—at ease with their dialed combinations of performance and price.

A solid option for car camping and backpacking, this aluminum set includes a pan and two pots—perfect for cooking on a twin burner or an ultralight stove. When it’s time to pack up, the cookware nests into itself for easy transport.

The Flying Cloud 30FB Office oozes quality, but it’s not immune to the bumps in the road

Our Gear Guy called the Lowball the only Yeti product you actually need. “I’ve been using this tumbler almost every day since August 2015, and after four and a half years of heavy use, it still works just as well as the day I got it,” he wrote.

You don’t have to spend a lot to improve your vehicle setup

Bryan Rogala meets up with Outside marketing art director Julia Walley and her husband for a tour of their Sprinter van

Forget your Weber for a weekend. Here's a low-tech option for cooking whole legs, shoulders, rib racks, and more.

Forget your Weber for a weekend. Here's a low-tech option for cooking whole legs, shoulders, rib racks, and more.

“This stainless-steel injector looks like an industrial-grade hypodermic needle designed to insert deliciousness into whatever you’re grilling,” wrote contributor John Brandon. “Forgot to marinade in advance? No worries, this device is equipped to pass ‘herb solids’ and other thick marinades and juices.”…

Contributor Amy Marturana Winderl called the Roadtrip 285 the best portable grill for a crowd: “We tested this 20,000-BTU propane grill when we had family visiting and were able to cook enough chicken thighs and legs for six people,” she wrote. “Two foldout side tables were convenient…

Our Gear Guy loves the 32-ounce version of this tumbler. With one of these suckers, he can “nurse a single pour for hours without having to worry about lukewarm beer.” The same goes for hot drinks—a fresh cup of coffee will stay warm for up to six…

The serving bowl’s stainless steel, double-wall insulated construction keeps potluck meals hot or cold at the camp kitchen. “I use these bowls and serving spoons in the kitchen at home, and it’s nice to know they’re burly enough to throw in my camping bin for a weekend trip spent in…

This bag is where our camp kitchen gear lives. It stands up on its own, is built with a burly fabric that’s easy to wash, and has three big mesh outer pockets to stash wet utensils and plates. Bonus: an interior mesh zip pocket is handy for storing spices, lighters,…

It’s time to radically reimagine the silhouette of the American outdoors vehicle

If you can get past the lack of creature comforts, spending a night outside might be one of the most rewarding things you do

This lightweight blanket makes any car camping trip better, plain and simple. “A durable waterproof bottom puts up with wet grass or rocky dirt, and the flannel top is comfy to sit on and easy to clean,” wrote our tester Jakob Schiller.

We featured the Yeti 150 in our 2016 roundup of road trip essentials. “The 12-pound, toaster-size Yeti 150 offers USB, 12-volt, and AC ports. Wall-charge it before your trip, and connect Goal Zero’s solar panels to keep it humming for days on end,” wrote our tester.

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