Backpacking is not synonymous with efficiency and minimalism—but it’s pretty close. That same utilitarianism applies to hygiene as well. So what DO you need to stay clean on the trail?
How to stay warm in your bag, keep your water bladder's tube from freezing, fuel your furnace, and more
Blisters are the most common on-trail injury, but blisters are also easy to prevent.
Your action plan to make high summer hiking and camping enjoyable.
Are plastic bags an immortal evil or a hiker's best friend?
When you're lost, your initial decisions will make the difference.
Transform your gear closet with 11 money-saving tips.
Seven great books and the outdoor places to enjoy them
Join the effort to make mobile phones safer for the trail.
10 tips to make an average hike extraordinary
Stop trailhead snafus with this pretrip checklist.
The most dangerous mistakes are the ones you don't recognize.
Don't let different hiking speeds tear your group apart.
How your cell phone calls for help even when you don't have service
How to light an expert blaze every time
Why Aron Ralston's survival required more than a multi-tool
Spot's new gadget adds satellite reception to smartphones anywhere.
Hit the ground hiking with this off-season checklist.
If Miss Manners backpacked, she'd agree with us.
Gear, gizmos, and doodads you never should buy
Why you don't need to worry about snakes, spiders, and bears...and what you should worry about instead
How to avoid an unplanned night hike and what to do if it happens anyway
I've made the mistakes so you don't have to.
Are you overspending on gear? Here's how to get the right stuff at the right price.
"I've made the mistakes so you don't have to."