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Petzl e+LITE


The Petzl e+LITE: a little light with big surprises When a world-renowned ultra runner tells you he likes to travel light and still carries a Petzl e+LITE everywhere he goes, take heed. The e+LITE is billed as an emergency headlamp. It won’t turn night into day, but it will make…(Read More)

Jetfoil Flash

The days of pumping, priming and praying are gone. We got our hands on a Jetboil Flash Cooking System ($99) intended for backpacking trips, but found it perfect for sharing soup on a hike or coffee at the crags. Contained and snug in its own cup, the entire cooking system weighs less than a pound…(Read More)


 Technical pieces that look like a walk in the park but act like an expedition. Take your favorite flannel, beef it up or slim it down, give it some performance features like SPF, quick-drying capabilities or huge thermal insulation properties. Some call them shackets: A shirt and a jacket rolled into one. They’re…(Read More)

Nem tents

Today’s modern tents are refined achievements in design and engineering. While their main purpose is shelter, the way they pack, the weight and density of the materials used and certain features of the tent will determine its best uses. by Brandon Mathis Here are a few things to consider when buying your next tent…(Read More)

In case you’ve been camping out in another decade, head lamps have taken on a new personality. With the powerful illumination, unsurpassed longevity and smart features, today’s lamps light up tomorrow. And the future looks bright. Getting out of the darkWhat’s a lumen? A lumen is a measurement of…(Read More)

MSR Flylite Tent

Lightweight, clever backpacking equipment isn’t just for speed records across the Serengeti anymore. Ultra-light gear is creating a heavy niche in the outdoor industry, and tents, once heavy and complicated, are a centerpiece for new ideas. “It’s not just through hikers and adventure racers, but it’s everyday backpackers who want to…(Read More)

back packs

Today’s modern backpacks are works of engineering art. Well thought out, ergonomic and comfortable for miles of trail beyond their predecessors. We met with backpack pioneer, Osprey Packs and MTNSTUFF gear expert Rich Weight at Backcountry Experience in Durango, Colorado, to get the lowdown on how to load up. (Whatever you do, they strongly…(Read More)

home made stove

When former military survival instructor Bart Collins told us he could make a stove out of tin cans and we could eat the ingredients, we just had to see it for ourselves. What can we say? Bart’s tin can camp stove worked like a charm, and now we all have one as part of…(Read More)

battery gum wrapper fire starter

This camp hack is flat out awesome and you’ll be the star of the show when you pull it off, especially if you really need to start a fire. Batteries hold a charge, it’s pretty much how they work to power stuff, they just need to be activated. So when you connect a…(Read More)