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Recommended For: Car Camper
The best camping stove depends on your cooking needs. Do you want Cornish game hen or refried beans? Figure out the best camping stove for you.
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
The best backpacking stove is situational. Figure out what stove is best for your wilderness experience, and learn a few things too!
Recommended For: Car Camper, Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
This sleeping pad guide helps you choose the best pad for you. Learn about different types of sleeping pads, R-Value and insulation, and how to patch a pad.
The guide goes deep on camping sleeping bags, backpacking sleeping bags, and backpacking quilts. Learn about temperature rating, insulation, features, and more.
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Ultralight Backpacker, Urban Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
Ultimate guide to synthetic insulated jackets, the other puffy. Cheaper, more breathable, and better when wet than down, these jackets are pretty awesome.
Want to ease a worried mind? Get a water filter or water purifier. Learn why backpacking water treatment systems are critical, and what system works for you.
Everything you ever wanted to know about rain jackets – laminates, membranes, layers, DWR, waterproofess, and fancy features – explained. With a bit of humor, too.
A fully featured Guide to Headlamps. What are lumens, how long does a headlamp battery last, and is a waterproof headlamp possible all answered here.
This Guide to Fleece Jackets answers mysterious questions: What is fleece fabric? Is fleece warm? Is fleece breathable? And what’s recycled fleece? Read now.
Don’t know where to get your gear? Our epic guide to online outdoor gear stores covers every important retailer on the web.
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