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DIY Van Life: Build Your Own Kitchen and Storage

This DIY features 12 easy steps that walk you through the process of building a kitchen in your adventure rig. Get ready to whip up tasty meals on the road, and then learn tips and tricks for storing utensils and other essentials to maximize space inside your van. Read More...
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The Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

Whether you're headed out for an overnight or a thru-hike, a pack that fits your body’s specific shape and size can make all the difference between a joyful journey or a suffering slog in the backcountry. This article tells you what to look for and offers suggestions for the best backpacking packs of 2018. Read More...
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9 Ways You’re Camping Wrong Without Even Realizing It

After figuring out how to set camp up in under 20 minutes, cook things in the backcountry that actually taste good and manage avoiding blisters while hucking a large pack around, we all feel like backpacking experts. But you don't know it all. Check this list to discover how many things you’re doing wrong in the woods. Read More...

Everything You Need for Your First Backpacking Trip

Backpacking for the first time can feel daunting. What tent should you get? How many pairs of socks should you bring? Which water filter is the best for the job? We have quite a bit of experience, and thought we should tell you what we’ve learned the hard way. This is everything you need for your first trip. Read More...
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DIY Van Life: How to Make a Sleeping Platform

Have you fantasized about taking off on an adventure, embracing the freedom of the road and sleeping comfortably in your car, wherever your tires take you? This DIY sleeping platform will make your #VanLife dreams come true, thanks to a pullout design and room for storage. Read More...