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Outdoors & Gear

Guide to camping, hiking and other outdoor sports and adventures. Includes buying guides for tents, camping gear, sleeping bags and other outdoor equipment.

How to Safely Use a Life Jacket

Life Jackets are designed to keep you safe. These personal flotation devices are essential equipment whenever you're on the water.

Stuff We Like: PackTowl

Towels take up a lot of space in your backpack. Save that space for other gear by using a PackTowl.

How to Buy the Best Sleeping Bag

A good sleeping bag can make the difference between comfort and a long, miserable night. Stay warm and comfy in one of these sleeping bags.

Packing Checklists for Camping Trips

Need to know what to bring on your next outing? Every packing list starts with these items. They're called "Scouting Outdoor Essentials" for a reason.

How to Make a Camp Song

The simplest way to create a camp song is to take a tune everyone knows and replace the lyrics.