Close
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
Advocacy
Gear
Stories
Tips
Uncategorized
Search

how to

Tips

The Inside Scoop on the Outdoor Poop

The mountainous terrain around Estes Park, CO is stunning. High alpine meadows stretch on for miles in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the forests and canyons throughout the area offer something to marvel at in every direction. I spent two…

More

Gear

How to Choose a Camping Mattress Infographic

There is a wise old saying that holds the secret to finding the “perfect” camping mattress. Want to hear it? Cool, it goes like this: Finding the perfect camping mattress is understanding that there is no such thing as the…

More

Gear

Video: How to Choose the Perfect Camping Mattress

Finding the right camping mattress can be like searching for the Holy Grail. Maybe you’re a backpacker chasing the perfect combination of warmth and weight. Or perhaps you’re a car camper hunting for that ultimate “feels like my bed at…

More

Tips

Pro Tips: Don’t Let the Off-Season Slow You Down

Motivation to get outside during the off-season can fall as low as the mercury on a chilly November evening. But with a little planning and a few comfort-enhancing tricks, shoulder-season can be the perfect time of year for an adventure. Check out…

More

Tips

7 Tips for Fall Camping

Seven Fall Camping Tips That crisp autumn air in your nostrils, the soft crunch of fallen leaves, the golden glow of an early sunset, less people, fewer bugs…camping in the fall is the best. Whether embarking on a late-season backpacking trip…

More

Tips

Backpacking TV: What to Pack

You might be quietly sobbing over the end of summer, but fear not. As nearly any backpacker will tell you, fall is really where it’s at. The colors are spectacular, the crowds a bit thinner, and the temperatures so perfect,…

More

Tips

How to Backpack with Toddlers

My best friend Heidi and I laid all the gear on the living room floor while August, Heidi’s two year old son, danced through the piles, asking if he could eat the snickers bar that was going into our food…

More

Tips

Backpacking TV: Campfires for Backpackers

The art of a responsible backcountry campfire is right up there with the art of the backcountry poo. Both are incredibly enjoyable, in their own unique ways, and both are more frequently practiced poorly than we all might like, leaving…

More

Tips

How to Pack Your Backpack

The parallels between backpacking and relationships are innumerable, if not completely contrived for the sake of this introduction. For instance, take Paul Simon and me. We’ve never been in a relationship, but he thinks there are 50 ways to leave…

More

Gear

Winterizing Your Gear

There are a bunch of reasons glaciers have found a home here in the Northwest, draped heavily on the shoulders of our beloved Cascades, and snow events like we just had are one of them. Multiple feet of snow fell…

More
  • Subscribe to our community email
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.