A motorbike sped down the trail I had traversed the previous evening. It circled my tent and came to a stop. A man bent down, zipped open the tent and reached for my wallet and phone in the side mesh sleeve. Unsure of what to do, I grabbed his forearm and feverishly blew my whistle …

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August 29th, 2014 HWY 120 Eastbound, Yosemite National Park 6:30am [dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]y headlights lit the trees as I drove in silence. With the faint rise of the sun, the sky was a smear of painted clouds just beyond the Sierra Nevada ridgeline, and as the sun crept closer to the precipice of the mountains’ rugged …

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I’m a lazy backcountry eater. I don’t like spending time thinking about what meals to prepare for my trip. My happy place while adventuring generally resides within simply having enough easy calories to shove into my mouth before hanger can set in. This usually results in dinners of energy bars or pouring water into a …

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The Camp Kit! It’s like Netflix for camping gear, but better. I remember trying Netflix for the first time. After spending aimless hours in video stores throughout the late 90s, I can’t tell you how powerful I felt as a preteen using the service. Ordering (on the world wide web!) the exact movie I wanted …

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A woman treads lightly upon the moss covered ground, her senses are her guide, she carries nothing but a knife. She carefully picks plants as she moves through the forest and back to her home. She lives in a hand-made house in the woods where she stores her herbs and treats people with her medicine …

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Let us begin with that word: Rumpl. Does any other item on the outdoor gear market evoke the same sense of coziness as Rumpl? Designed by two guys who spend a lot of time in the outdoors, and were, as they put it, “unable to find a blanket that rivaled puffy jackets and sleeping bags in terms of performance, warmth, …

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Sarah Smith is the founder of The Dyrt. Her mission? “Making it easy and enjoyable to find campgrounds for everyone.” Founded in 2013, The Dyrt is the leading campsite review platform for over 15,000 U.S. campsites. With its easy-to-use interface, opportunities to earn points (and win prizes!), and unbeatable price — free! — The Dyrt has become the go-to …

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Ghost towns are the one roadside curiosity I can never pass up—they offer the perfect combination of wilderness escape, temporary time travel, and strange, slightly unsavory Americana. Like a lot of bookish kids, I spent most of my childhood reading about fantastic worlds just on the other side of the looking glass or the wardrobe …

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“Can we spin around the neighborhood for a few minutes so I can get the hang of this thing?” I asked my boyfriend, Tyson, as we headed out on what would be our first long motorcycle trip and my first time riding my motorcycle on busy interstates. I had ridden dirt bikes before, but I …

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If you understand the difference between cuben and carbon fiber, spend more on hiking gear than on everyday clothes, and know the calorie content of every energy bar on the market, then chances are you’ve got the hiking bug. You’re also probably aware of a trend for hiking long-distance trails from end-to-end. Thru-hikes such as …

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