Brilliant Photos of Campsites Under the Stars

Brilliant Photos of Campsites Under the Stars

Let this gallery of stunning nighttime shots inspire your outdoor-sleeping adventures. There’s nothing quite like sleeping under the stars. Whether you’ve set up your tent in the middle of the desert, next to a glistening lake, or atop a snowy mountain, the night sky provides the perfect canvas for …

How to build a fire — with or without matches

How to build a fire — with or without matches

Following is a transcript of the video. How to build a fire — with or without matches Whether you’re out camping, or in a survival scenario, you should know how to build a fire. Find a dry patch of ground 4 feet wide. Build a ring with rocks, or dig down a few inches. This will keep the fire insulated. …

10 Tips to Lighten Your Backpack

10 Tips to Lighten Your Backpack

A heavy backpack can make a backpacking trip no fun at all. Here are a few tips to lighten your load and maximize the fun on your next outing: 1. …

Outdoor Hazards: Sprained Ankle

Outdoor Hazards: Sprained Ankle

Don’t let hidden trail hazards trip you up. Prevent and treat sprains and strains by following these steps. It could happen with an awkward fall while …

The Outbound Journal

I hiked for 20 days along an incredible trail in the California Sierra’s called the John Muir Trail.

How to Safely Cook in a Tent

How to Safely Cook in a Tent

Cooking in a camping tent or ultralight shelter can be quite hazardous, but sometimes you don’t have an option because bad weather prevents you from …

How to Take Care of Your Feet

How to Take Care of Your Feet

Use these tried-and-true tips from a professional adventure athlete to keep your feet healthy. Our mistake was textbook. A few miles before our first camp, Gerry mentioned to me that he might have some blisters coming on. We should have known to address them immediately, especially since we’d …

Ten Basic Rules for Adventure

Ten Basic Rules for Adventure

Earlier this year, my book The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide came out, representing about 12 years’ worth of poking around in the out-of-doors—climbing, backpacking, hiking, skiing, trail running, mountain biking, bike touring, and just about everything else. I haven’t climbed Everest, but I’ve …

Easy Pine Nut and Pesto Pasta

Easy Pine Nut and Pesto Pasta

compose Guest time Oct 18, 2017 comment 0 Our friend Brendan Leonard recently co-authored and published a camping cookbook titled “Best Served Wild”. …