Reusable canisters power our backyard grill, so why not our car-camping stove?
Baking this pie over the fire gives it a rich, smokey flavor
The CRKT Chogan Hammer makes quick work of campfire wood and tent stakes
A new crop of resources and products is taking the guesswork out of DIY adventure vehicles
Will you want one after reading this review of the Hitchfire Ledge? Probably.
This four-season, ultralight truck camper is designed to go anywhere, anytime
One man’s lifelong quest for camp comfort
You don’t have to have a fancy rig or expensive gear to build the perfect camping truck. The system I set up in my 1998 Toyota Tacoma is more than fine.
And everything you need to know to build your own kit
Slawek Kalkraut and Krzysztof “Kris” Szymanski, also known as Men with the Pot, have millions of likes on TikTok—and a new cookbook
Pro tips on preparing a lot, annoying your friends a little, and really shining as the caretaker of all
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.
From finding an open site to tracking the weather, these apps will up your camping game
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 rigs make car camping easy
These shelters score major comfort points
The comfiest base-camp bedding
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.
Instagram makes it look so easy
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…
It’s finally gay to drive green
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.