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Essential Tropical Backpacking Tips

Imagine waking up backpacking in a tropical paradise surrounded by fresh coconut, the waves of the ocean crashing in the distance, and a climate warm enough that you get to leave the puffy jacket behind. I had never considered tropical…

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Dispersed Camping: How to Find Free Camping

Whether you call it dispersed camping, guerilla camping, frontcountry camping or otherwise, finding a free place to camp away from the crowds of developed campsites is one of the great privileges afforded by America’s vast public lands. As more and…

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14 Not-so-basic Car Camping Tips

Car camping is not just for beginners or Sprinter-equipped hardos. Use these 14 tips for an epic weekend of the four-wheeled variety.

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The Best Dog Friendly National Parks

Millions of visitors flock to national parks every year, some hoping to bring along their canine companions. But each national park’s pet guidelines vary, which can make it difficult for visitors to bring their dogs with them. Dogs can potentially…

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Squeezing an Overnight Trip Into the Workweek

Sleeping under the stars doesn’t have to be a grand adventure, and sometimes just getting away is what you need to recharge. Here are tips for taking a quick microadventure on a weeknight, and still making it into the office the next day.

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Backcountry Camping with Kids

As outdoor natives, we spurn anything that keeps us from getting outside. Work. Injuries. Weather. Deadlines. The flu. Societal norms. However, not all of these are doomed to be obstructions to your adventures. A finger injury while climbing can lead…

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How To: Backpacking with Toddlers

My best friend Heidi and I laid all the gear on the living room floor while August, Heidi’s two-year-old son, danced through the piles asking if he could eat the Snickers bar that was going into our food bag. When…

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