Hiking & Camping

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5 Items You Should Bring on a Long Hike

You wouldn't set out on a long road trip with no fuel or GPS. So you certainly shouldn't start a long hike without the proper gear, either. We'll show you five important things to bring.


Spend a Weekend Camping to Sleep Better, Study Says

Catch up on those missing zzzz's by spending some time in the great outdoors.

This Explorer Cooked S'mores in an Active Volcano, So We Asked Him About It

What does a Kiwi know about the American campfire classic, anyway? Well, he sure knows drama...

How Portaledges Work

Some rock climbers take the phrase "living on the edge" to its extreme. It's one thing to ascend steep, dangerous peaks -- it's another to sleep on a ledge. That's were a portaledge comes in.

10 Great Camping Spots for Star Gazing

You don't have to be an astronomer to enjoy the stars. And if you love camping you can combine the two. Roughing it might give you your best view of the heavens.

How Night Hiking Works

If you thought hiking during the day was adventurous, you should try nocturnal trekking! But is it safe? And where are the best night hiking destinations?

5 Tips for Getting Your Zzzs While You Camp

Sure, camping on the beach sounds awesome – until your dog and your partner plaster you against one side of the tent and a shell keeps jabbing you in the back. How can you turn this sleepless scenario around?

10 Spectacular Places to Camp in the Winter

For many, camping means the earthy smell of the outdoors, sleeping under the stars and cookouts. Some, however, prefer colder weather and a snowy landscape for roughing it.

10 Spectacular Places to Camp in the Summer

It's summertime and the livin' is easy -- especially if you have three months off to frolic. Even if you don't, you can take advantage of these gorgeous camping spots.

Does one pound off your feet really equal five pounds off your back?

Is there any truth to the old adage that extra weight carried on the feet is disproportionately more exhausting than weight carried on the torso?

5 Critters to Beware Of While You're Camping in the Desert

Every wilderness area has its own unique variety of dangerous critters -- and the desert is no exception. Here are a few you'll want to keep out of your sleeping bag.