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Ah, the great outdoors. Don’t let a lack of experience keep you from enjoying it. We’ve got gear suggestions, guides, and how-tos for aspiring adventurers and seasoned explorers alike. Camping, hiking, and survival essentials are our focus, but we also touch on activities like snow sports, off-roading, and extreme experiences, as well as general fitness and exercise.

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon (Arizona)

Visiting the Grand Canyon? Your complete guide for a Northern Arizona road trip

The Grand Canyon may be one of America's most famous national parks, but there's so much more to see and do in Northern Arizona.
A man with a red backpack stands on a mountaintop looking over more mountains.

The secret to a successful hike? Choosing the right hiking underwear

A man walks through a field using walking poles.

Here’s why you need to take trekking poles on the trail

A silhouette of some hikers against the sun

Hiking in hot weather: The essential rules everyone should follow

Tick on human finger

Tick safety 101: How to safely remove ticks (and avoid them in the first place)

A ski resort in the summer with a lake and resort buildings.

5 great reasons why you should go to your favorite ski resort this summer

These beach body workout tips from a pro will help you get in shirtless shape fast

A person hitting a shot on the golf course.

Tee up at the best golf resorts in the country

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Not sure which mountain bike to buy? Try these 2 easy tricks to test out all of your favorites

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Cool off this summer: Save $60 on this popular above ground pool

"The Bachelor" host Jesse Palmer at home with his spouse Emely and a bottle of TINCUP whiskey.

Find your partner in adventure: TINCUP and Jesse Palmer want you to rethink date night

A view from the inside of a tent looking out on a campground.

The ultimate packing list for summer camping (so you’ll never forget a thing!)

Mountain Gazette Magazine

Brand profile: Mountain Gazette is the biggest little magazine you don’t know you love (yet)

Looking for a new favorite publication? Mountain Gazette magazine respects its readers, has interesting content, and is chock full of incredible imagery.
A first-person view of an individual kayaking in Ocala National Forest

Take to the water this summer with the best compact, ultra-portable folding kayaks

Find exceptional performance and versatility in the water along with ease and affordability on land with The Manual’s guide to the best folding kayaks.
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Here’s everything you need to pack for a trip to Yellowstone National Park

Just like Old Faithful, these essential items can always be counted on to ensure a safe and fun adventure trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2023.
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The Manual Snow Sports Awards 2023: The absolute best ski and snowboard gear we tested this season

The Manual Snow Sports Awards 2023: The absolute best ski and snowboard gear we tested this season

Person using Jackery portable power station outdoors while fishing.

How to choose a portable power station (even if you don’t have an advanced engineering degree)

Here's how to shop for your own portable battery or power station, even if you don’t happen to have an advanced electrical engineering degree.
The view from an MSR tent looking out over camping chairs and a lake.

The worst camping mistakes we’ve made (so that you don’t have to)

I've camped enough to make all of these mistakes at least once, but the good news is that you don't have to.
Man sitting atop an ebike with mountains and the setting sun in the background.

The future of e-bikes in U.S. National Parks could be decided in the next few months

The future of e-bikes in U.S. National Parks could be decided in the next few months

Ebikes could soon be restricted or banned in National Parks over growing concerns that allowing them in our most precious lands may not be such a great idea.
A person holding a phone with the AllTrails Maps details.

These are the 5 best hiking apps for your outdoor adventures

Whether you're a novice hiker or an experienced adventurer, these top five hiking apps can revolutionize the way you explore nature's wonders.
Two people running in barefoot shoes on the trail

Here’s why you should try barefoot running this summer

Barefoot running has gained popularity in recent years, but what's it all about and should you try it?
Man and woman biking on a dirt path

These mountain bike faux pas may get you uninvited from the next group ride

A group mountain bike ride is something you don't want to miss out on. Consider these tips to ensure that the invitations keep coming your way.
Cyclist balancing on a bike in a barren landscape.

Back in the saddle: Get ready to ride with the best cycling shorts for men

Cycling shorts support and protect against chafing to make your ride more comfortable so you can venture out farther and faster than ever before.
Best Hiking Pants

Gear up for the trail this summer with the best hiking pants for men

Give your legs the freedom, comfort, and protection they deserve on the trail with the best men's hiking pants of 2023.
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Consider this before you buy a mountain bike (or you’ll regret it)

Mountain bikes are expensive. We often cut corners and make sacrifices to bring that price down, but that may force you to spend more money later.
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How to clean a cooler that’s smelly, moldy, or stained to get ready for summer

Favorite cooler starting to look and smell a little funky? Here's our quick and not-so-dirty guide on how to clean a cooler the easy way.
Aerial view of two men snorkeling in clear, shallow tropical water.

Grab your mask and fins, and head to the best snorkeling spots in the U.S.

The U.S. offers many breathtaking snorkeling spots with glimpses of underwater volcanic craters, tropical fish, sea turtles, whales, eels, and more.
Two people hiking the W Trek in Chile, mountains in the background.

Planning a camping or hiking trip? Reduce your carbon footprint with these tips

Reducing your carbon footprint while hiking or camping is not only a responsible choice but also an opportunity to deepen your connection with nature.
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Here’s how to live in your car comfortably for a few weeks (or longer) like a pro

Here’s everything you’ll need to stay safe, sane, and happy when you choose to live out of your car for a little while if you ever want or need to.
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Better understand mountain bike categories before you buy: Your complete guide

Putting two wheels on dirt is one of summer's best adventures. We've put together a handy mountain bike guide to help you pick your first bike.
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There’s a new list of the best glamping destinations (and the winner is as weird as it is cool)

With the growing interest in glamping, it's clear that more travelers are seeking the perfect blend of outdoor exploration and upscale comfort.
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Upgrade your everyday carry with these best-in-class, fast-action flipper knives

If you’re looking to upgrade your EDC, here are the best flipper knives that anyone would be proud to carry in their pocket.
Full dinner grilling on a metal grate over an open campfire with a blurred couple in the background.

Stock your on-the-go outdoor kitchen with the best camping cookware

Unsure of how to cook outdoors? Check out our easy-to-use cooking gear list for both campers and backpackers, which will bring out your inner gourmet chef!
Heimplanet 2015 Spring Cairo Camo Tent Polychromlab

Brave the harshest elements in luxury with the world’s most extreme (and expensive) tents

The lowly tent gets a serious upgrade. Prepare to be wowed, camping friends, by the world’s most extreme, extravagant, and expensive tents.
Anker Nebula Mars 3

From portable power to an outdoor projector, Anker unveils new eco-friendly products

No matter where you live, Anker Innovations is on a mission to free you from the clutches of the power grid. Here are a few of their new products.
Trail runner jogging through mountains.

Aum Gandhi reveals the secret health benefits of trail running

We had the privilege of interviewing Aum Gandhi, a trail runner who preaches the profound connection between outdoor activities and mental well-being.
Long shot of the rear of an Airstream travel trailer being towed down a wide-open desert road.

RV shopping 101: A simple, yet complete guide for first-time RV, camper, and travel trailer buyers

If you’re ready to take the plunge into trailer travel, we’re here to make the process a bit less confusing with a beginner’s guide to RV trailers.
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Stock up on hiking and camping gear at the best places to shop for outdoor equipment deals

Most outdoor gear nowadays is designed to last for years, even decades, of use. Here are five of the best places to stock up on dirt-cheap camping gear.
A hiking trail through pine woods.

Looking for a new hiking spot? 340 miles have been added to the National Trails System

If you already frequent one of these 9 hiking trails added to the National Trails System, you will see more trail markers, signs, and maintenance staff.
A runner on a dusty track with scrubland and rocky outcrops in the background.

Garmin’s new watch features for runners and cyclists rival Apple’s smartwatch updates

Garmin has a longstanding history at the top of the active watch industry, and these new features make it even more cycling and running-friendly than before.
A breathtaking view of Yellowstone National Park at sunset.

Yellowstone National Park issues a new warning (and we can’t believe people need to be told this)

The recent incidents in Yellowstone National Park serve as a stark reminder of the consequences of irresponsible behavior and disregard for wildlife.
Man hiking on Highlander adventure

Why more millennials are turning to hiking for exercise

If you've started hiking for exercise, you're not alone. Here's why millennials love it.
A view from the inside of a tent looking out on a campground.

The best camping hacks for first-time campers

Whether you're heading out under the stars for the first time or convincing your buddies it's the way to live, do it right with our camping hacks.
Man swimming in the ocean

5 amazing health benefits of swimming in the ocean

One should not overlook the incredible benefits of ocean swimming because it offers a unique experience that goes beyond the typical exercise routine.
A fully tied figure-eight knot being rethreaded. Yellow and red rope tied around a stump on the grass.

Learn to tie (and untie) a double figure-eight knot

Learn how to tie the double figure-eight knot, perhaps the most secure knot in the world.
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WatchOS 10 will make the Apple Watch a true cycling smartwatch

Check out Apple's watchOS 10 updates set to be released this fall, including Bluetooth compatibility with cycling sensors, FTP, and phone workouts.
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These new updates make the Apple Watch a hiking must-have

These new apps and features on the latest operating system from Apple make hiking even easier for all you iOS users out there.
A crowd watching a golfer take a shot.

This is everything we know about the PGA Tour and LIV Golf merger

Despite the ugly feuding between the PGA and LIV Golf — including lawsuits — a merger deal could close as quickly as in a few weeks to put an end to it all.
Big camping green backpack and yellow tent in the mountains.

How to pack a tent in a backpack: A pro guide for beginners in 6 easy steps

When you’re out for an overnight hike in the wilderness, you want to be amply prepared for the experience. Here's a guide for how to pack a tent in a backpack.
Kvarøy Arctic Farm in Norway under the northern lights.

The northern lights: Why this should be your next destination vacation

The northern lights will be fantastic in the coming year. Scientists are saying that by 2025, we'll reach the solar maximum, the peak of the solar cycle.