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Poll | Who makes the best instant coffee?

Whether you're a caffeine addict or just need something to warm your hands in the mornings, camping is undeniably better with hot drinks. Numerous brands are making it easier and faster to get your fix. We compiled 10 brands familiar in the outdoor industry. Who makes your ...read more

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Poll | Who makes the best camp chairs?

A log will do just fine, but a chair literally elevates the way you camp whether you're doing it out of a car or heading deep into the woods. Vote for your favorite brand. Cast another vote: What's your must-have luxury backpacking item? A chair? Camp shoes? Chocolate? ...read more

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Poll | Who makes the best daypacks?

Now that it's officially spring, we're itching to get on a trail that's not covered by snow. Not far from our office in Boulder, the Flatirons and foothills beckon us to trek up its peaks and valleys on our lunch breaks or after work. A daypack is essential to hold our water, ...read more

Battling blisters in the Wadi Run Desert of Jordan

Poll | What's the worst hiking ailment?

Hiking is fun until it's not. And it's usually not when you have a massive blister bubbling under your big toe or your backpack rubs the skin on your hips and shoulders raw. None of these are immediately life threatening—unless you don't treat some of them in time—but they're a ...read more