When I sleep in my beloved bivy, am I just wrapping myself up like a six-foot bear burrito?
A minimalist-style bivy that separates you from the nasty outside.
A light emergency bivvy sack
There's a bewildering array of tent options available, including hundreds of three-season tents and specialized models built for hot deserts, Arctic summits, and steamy rain forests.
Before shopping for gear it's important to plan a budget, do your research, and prioritize.
It's important to consider loading, capacity, and pockets when choosing which pack to buy.
Learn what you can and can't fix yourself on a sleeping bag.
On your next camping trip, be sure to heed these 10 tips for sleeping like a log
Keep your sleeping bag up to fluff with proper care and handling, including storing, washing/drying, and special considertations.
Impress your friends–and understand any salesperson–by learning all sorts of sleeping bag lingo.
Five questions to ask yourself before you buy a sleeping bag
Make sure you don't forget a thing with our comprehensive gear checklists for pretty much any trip occasion. Plus, learn how to pick the perfect piece of gear.
Backpacker's Ultimate Fix-It Guide
A complete guide to buying gear that will keep you dry--no matter what
How do you know that your gear is crying out for help? Consult our handy list of signs and solutions.
Finding a bivy that's just your size makes all the difference on colder nights.