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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.

Camp Axe Buyer’s Guide

Camp Axe Buyer’s Guide

Pick the right camp axe and the entire experience takes on new meaning. Not only will your group be better sheltered and warmed by a soul-feeding campfire, but problems on the trail are addressed before they become crises.

Sleeping Pad Buyer's Guide

Sleeping Pad Buyer's Guide

We spent three months evaluating so you can choose from the best sleeping pads possible to put a smile on your face as the golden sun rises above the horizon and reminds you that not only is every day precious, but yours to enjoy.

An Overflowing Cup Of Joe

An Overflowing Cup Of Joe

Five iconic brands command attention well past the Swedish borders, each with a story that supports another lesson (the third) garnered in a trip to Jamtland County.

Coordinates Croatia: Europe’s Adriatic Gem

Coordinates Croatia: Europe’s Adriatic Gem

Soft white beaches and rugged limestone cliffs fringe Croatia’s 3,900 miles of coastline, which wraps along the west coast and around the country’s 1,244 islands, islets, rocks, and reefs. 

Darken Your Sky: Perseid Viewing for Metro Dwellers

Darken Your Sky: Perseid Viewing for Metro Dwellers

It’s almost show time for the Perseid Meteor Shower. But if you’re in a major city, the light pollution from buildings, traffic and streetlamps overpowers the natural and subtle light of meteors streaking across the sky.

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