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  1. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Car Racks

    You invest time and money in the right gear for your adventures. Make sure that equipment gets to its destination safely with the right car rack.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 21 reviews
  2. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Sleeping Pads

    Sleeping pads offer cushioning and insulation for sound sleeping. Learn about types of pads, insulation, R-value and other key features.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 662 reviews
  3. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Hammock

    Hammocks are a comfortable and popular way to hang out in Nature. Some are also great for backpacking. Learn how to choose one that's right for you.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 178 reviews
  4. Buying Guides

    How to Choose and Use Sunscreen

    Learn how to use sunscreen to guard against UV radiation. Topics include ingredients, SPF, UVB, UVA, broad spectrum, and water resistance.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 213 reviews
  5. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Roof-Top Tent

    Wondering what’s up with roof-top tents? We cover the basics so you can decide if this new style of camping is right for you.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 190 reviews
  6. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Flashlights

    Learn about types of batteries and bulbs, lumens, beam distance, run time, modes and more to help you choose the right flashlight.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 460 reviews
  7. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Cookware

    This backpacking cookware primer offers the pros and cons of different materials and has tips on which and how many pieces to carry.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 141 reviews
  8. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Backpacking Stove

    There are many ways to cook a meal in the backcountry: Learn the pros and cons of different types of backpacking stoves and fuels.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 276 reviews
  9. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Sleeping Bags for Camping

    Learn about temperature ratings, insulation types, bag shapes and more, so you can decide which is the best camping sleeping bag for you.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 282 reviews
  10. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Tents for Camping

    Learn how to choose a car camping tent. This article with video covers capacity, seasonality, features and optional accessories.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 342 reviews
  11. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Sleeping Bag Liners

    Sleeping bag liners are great for backpackers or travelers who sleep in hostels; this article explains their benefits and how to choose one.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 122 reviews
  12. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Lantern

    This guide to choosing a lantern covers electric/LED and gas models. Includes tips on comparing lumen output and average run times.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 56 reviews
  13. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Camp Chair

    Hanging out in a comfortable camp chair is one of the great pleasures of a life outdoors. Learn how to choose the style of chair that’s right for you.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 13 reviews
  14. Buying Guides

    How to Choose the Right Size Cargo Box

    A cargo box can expand your vehicle’s storage to hold bulky things like skis, backpacks and strollers. Learn how to get the right size box for you.

  15. Checklists

    Winter Backcountry Camping Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for backcountry winter camping includes the Ten Essentials, plus other important gear, clothing and footwear.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 1 reviews
  16. Skills

    Tips for Camping with Kids

    Learn tips and tricks to make camping with kids less stressful and more fun for the entire family.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 29 reviews
  17. Checklists

    Camping Checklist

    Our camping checklist includes all the essentials, plus some handy extras to make your next camping trip as comfy and convenient as home.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 1512 reviews
  18. Skills

    How to Hammock Camp

    Many people are choosing to sleep in a hammock instead of a tent. Learn how to make the switch to this more elevated style of camping and backpacking.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 10 reviews
  19. Skills

    Winter Camping Basics

    Get the tips and info you need about gear planning, clothing, food and shelter to make winter camping comfortable and enjoyable.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 324 reviews
  20. Care and Repair

    Tent Care Basics

    Learn how to extend the life of your tent by proper setup and takedown; also get tips on how to clean, dry, store and restore it at home.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 264 reviews
  21. Skills

    Camping for Beginners

    First time car camping? Learn the essential gear you’ll need to bring and read our helpful tips for making your outdoor overnight a success.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 600 reviews
  22. Skills

    How to Camp with a Baby

    The idea of camping with a baby can be both exciting and daunting. Armed with these tips you’ll be ready to take your little one out there.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 315 reviews
  23. Skills

    How to Set Up a Tent

    Learn how to select a good campsite and get tips on setting up your footprint, poles, rainfly and guylines when you’re pitching your tent.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 117 reviews
  24. Care and Repair

    How to Store a Sleeping Pad

    Storing your sleeping pad properly is super easy: We explain how to do it so that you and your pad enjoy many peaceful slumbers together.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 67 reviews
  25. Care and Repair

    How to Waterproof a Tent

    If your tent is leaking, it’s time to shore up its waterproofness. Learn how to seal seams, apply urethane coatings and refresh the DWR.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 191 reviews
  26. Skills

    How to Set Up a Comfortable Campsite

    Learn how to create a campsite that mirrors the comfort and organization of your own home.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 776 reviews
  27. Care and Repair

    How to Store a Tent

    Storing a tent properly is key to keeping it performing well for years. In this article, we teach you how and where to store your shelter.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 102 reviews
  28. Skills

    Leave No Trace Seven Principles

    Learn about the Leave No Trace Seven Principles for protecting and preserving outdoor spaces so you can be a responsible hiker and camper.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 467 reviews
  29. Skills

    Tips for Festival Camping

    Get tips and advice on planning for a music festival and choosing the right gear for comfortable camping.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 47 reviews
  30. Skills

    Food Storage and Handling for Campers and Backpackers

    Learn how to deter bears and other animals from raiding your camping or backpacking food; also get tips on proper food-handling hygiene.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 201 reviews