Stay connected to your crew in the backcountry with one of the top walkie-talkies

Walkie-talkies remain one of the best methods for communicating in the backcountry, offering solid battery life, good range, and reliable technology built for use in the outdoors. Here are the best walkie-talkies available.

Stay toasty in the best lightweight backpacking sleeping bags you can buy

Whether you're a cold sleeper, desire a bag with heaps of features, or consider yourself an ultralight backpacker who will settle for half a bag, here are our picks for the best backpacking sleeping bags currently available from brands like…

Sleep in comfort under the stars with one of the five best camping hammocks

Traditional camping tents are great but when the heat of the summer sun is beating down, a proper hammock is the best way to comfortably snooze. However, hammocks are a dime a dozen, so to help sort through what's available, here are the…
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Skip the trip to REI. You can 3D print this camping and backpacking gear at home

It's inevitable -- somewhere along your journey, a piece of your outdoor gear is going to break. Sometimes its a buckle, sometimes it's a zipper pull, and it always happens at the wrong time. Before you toss you out your backpack, tent, or…

Have a BBQ and leave no trace behind with the biodegradable CasusGrill

Many people associate grilling food with the great outdoors. The CasusGrill is eco-friendly and can be tossed in a bonfire and burned after use, while making for a delicious meal anytime, anyplace.

Never sleep on uneven ground again with one of the best camping cots

Sleeping in the woods is dreamy but if you don’t have the right gear, it's hard to get a good night’s rest. From lightweight backpacking cots to giant, full-sized bunk beds, we’ve gathered the best camping cots on the market.

Whip up a feast no matter where adventure takes you with the best camping stoves

Whether you’re driving to a big group campsite to join friends, or trekking into the woods alone to spend days off-the-grid, you need a way to reliably cook meals and keep yourself fed. Here is a list of the best camping stoves.

Stay prepared wherever the trail takes you with these vital camping hacks

There are plenty of clever ways to make life a little easier when adventuring in the great outdoors. From basic kindling alternatives to pint-sized emergency kits, here are the best camping hacks for your next outing.

Sleep comfortably under the stars in one of the best tents

An essential piece of gear whether you're camping in your backyard or on a multi-day backpacking trip, here are our picks of the best tents currently on the market from car camping varieties to the best three-person option.

Rough it in absolute comfort with the best sleeping pads available

Shopping for a sleeping pad for your next backpacking trip? Don't buy something that feels like a cold slab of stone. Narrow your selection with our carefully selected list of the best sleeping pads available.

From solar showers to portable coffee makers, these are the best camping gadgets

From a mini-espresso machine to a straw that lets you drink water directly from the river, these cool camping gadgets will help you spend less time agonizing and more time enjoying your time outside.

Enjoy an icy beverage in the wilderness with the best backpack coolers

Camping in the woods and ice cold beverages often go hand-in-hand but transporting drinks to remote locations can be tricky. Here are the best backpack coolers designed to keep your food fresh and drinks chilled.