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Camp Stove Buyer’s Guide

Camp Stove Buyer’s Guide

If prepared even moderately well, meals cooked when camping seem more satisfying than those fixed at home. A well-matched camp stove makes the plein air experience enjoyable, even downright delightful.

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12 Awesome Gifts for Adventurous Women

12 Awesome Gifts for Adventurous Women

Active Junky gear testers picked out these 12 gifts for those mountain lovers, the ones who wear everything from skirts to snowshoes in the same day.

A Beginner's Guide To Winter Camping

A Beginner's Guide To Winter Camping

While fair-weather camping mistakes lead to “we’ll laugh about it later,” winter is less forgiving; know where you’re going, what you’re taking, and trust who you’re going with.

Arva Avalanche Safety Beacon and Probe Review

Arva Avalanche Safety Beacon and Probe Review

We tested out the Evo4 Beacon and the Light 2.40 Compact Probe in the backcountry terrain outside of Telluride, Colorado and found there were pros and cons to both products. Here’s the full scoop:

How to Plan an Epic Climbing Trip

How to Plan an Epic Climbing Trip

Planning a climbing trip? Going international? Follow these tips and you’re sure to have an experience of a lifetime.

Winter Photography Basics

Winter Photography Basics

Wintery conditions don’t always lend to the best photos, so make sure you arm yourself with these basic tips.

An Introduction to the Compass

An Introduction to the Compass

Compass fundamentals are imperative in any backcountry endeavor.  Silly as it sounds, accelerated compass competence begins with a rhyme.

Camp Stove Buyer’s Guide

Camp Stove Buyer’s Guide

If prepared even moderately well, meals cooked when camping seem more satisfying than those fixed at home. A well-matched camp stove makes the plein air experience enjoyable, even downright delightful.

Buying a camping stove: Quick start tips

Buying a camping stove: Quick start tips

Read on for some basic considerations when determining which camping stove fits your needs, and have a look through our full Camp Stove Guide for specific products and how they performed in our Active Junky field evaluations.

How to Choose the Perfect Yoga Mat

How to Choose the Perfect Yoga Mat

You’ve decided to start yoga — good decision. All you need is your body, mind, breath… oh yeah, you’ll likely want to invest in a yoga mat.

Coordinates: Bryce Canyon National Park

Coordinates: Bryce Canyon National Park

Located off Scenic Highway 12 in Southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is 56 square miles of sunset-colored rock, pine tree forests and varied trails. 

Mindful Running: Elinor Fish Interview

Mindful Running: Elinor Fish Interview

Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Elinor Fish is a writer, speaker, educator and competitive runner who’s dedicated her 20-year career to teaching others the physical and mental benefits of Mindful Running. 

Backstory: Bigtruck Hats

Backstory: Bigtruck Hats

Meet the founder of bigtruck hats, Galen Gifford, who was a real-estate broker, president of a visual graphics firm, and a performing musician before he chose to make happiness a priority over of money.

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