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Trent Marsh   05.27.21 Nothing can ruin a day quicker than an injury. If that injury happens miles away from civilization, it can make it a whole lot worse. While we all have a drawer or a basket full of first-aid items at home, what happens when you need those items away from home? Everywhere you go,
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Photo By Gerry Groeber A rare foggy morning at Watson Lake, located in Arizona’s high country, is the backdrop of this shot. At almost a mile high in Prescott, Arizona, Watson Lake is undoubtedly one of the most unique lakes in the state. It’s one of two reservoirs in the Granite Dells that was formed
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Luke Cuenco   05.26.21 It’s one thing to go camping on a fairly established trail. It’s a whole different ball game if you’re into looking for an adventure that is well off the beaten path. The Global Positioning System (GPS) was first launched in 1978 and was mostly used at the time for military operations but has
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With a focus on comfort, durability, and performance, we’ve found the best men’s pants for hiking and trekking. The legs are the body’s primary mobilization team, and pants are their first line of defense. With innovative fabrics, today’s pants can shed water, block the sun, deflect sharps, and still look great while reliving the experience
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Wildflowers are one of the more challenging subjects in nature photography to capture successfully. There are many aspects to learn, but it’s all the more rewarding when the outcome is positive. I have made many mistakes over the years photographing wildflowers, and I hope to pass on some of the wisdom I’ve accumulated with these
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Photo By Melody Revnak Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Shasta Reflection” by Melody Revnak. Location: Siskiyou County, California. “This view from Siskiyou Lake of Mount Shasta is one of the best,” says Revnak. “I’ve been to this spot many times to capture the reflection of Mount Shasta on the lake, and many times prior
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Luke Cuenco   05.19.21 Duffle bags have always been one of the best types of everyday use luggage. The humble duffle bag has often been the companion of the weekend traveler just as much as it has been the go-to bag for gym goers and those who are into sports of all types. Who doesn’t have a
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Home » Packs » The Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2021 Head into the backcountry with the best backpacking backpacks of 2021. From budget-friendly options to ultra-comfortable picks, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re going on a short overnight trip or a months-long thru-hike finding the best backpacking backpack is key to success. It not only
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Congratulations to Harry Lichtman for winning the recent Mountain Mania assignment with the image, “Marmolada.” See more of Lichtman’s work at www.HarryLichtman.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Marmolada” By Harry Lichtman “The
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Derrek Sigler   05.19.21 Just about all of us have a shotgun or three in the gun safe. These versatile firearms work well for many situations and are a great tool for home defense and hunting. We all have our favorite shotguns and the reasons why we like them are even more varied. While there are plenty
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Trent Marsh   05.21.21 The hunt of a lifetime usually doesn’t happen just outside your back door. For those truly wild hunts we have to venture into the most wild of places. These adventures can take us days and miles from anything that passes for civilization. When this is your quest, you’ll be packing your gear in
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Photo By Thomas Nicholson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sunset in the Tetons” by Thomas Nicholson. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. “The last rays of sun hit the Grand Teton mountains with flowering Balsamroot in the foreground,” describes Nicholson. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day
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Going on a hike, bike ride, or simply commuting? You’ll need a daypack to carry all your gear (or at the very least, snacks). Check out our review for the best daypacks of 2021. Daypacks are a simple piece of gear, but it can be tricky to find the right one based on style, fit,
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Santorini. In daytime, the village of Santorini, Greece, is serene and beautiful. Just after sunset, the city lights begin to come to life with a warm glow, and the sky takes a softer light as it presents its most impressive colors. I chose the 24mm range of my mid-range zoom to capture the golden sunset,
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Justin Mastine-Frost   05.19.21 Looking for the “best tactical knife”? Like a lot of these categories we have covered lately, there’s a lot to unpack when it comes down to answering what makes the best tactical knife, not to mention what is or isn’t a tactical knife in the first place. For starters, the intent of the
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Whether you need a budget-friendly day hiker or a backcountry-ready option, we’ve found the best hiking boots to keep you happy and comfortable on the trail. A good pair of hiking boots can set the foundation for your time on the trail. Our team has years of experience hiking and backpacking, and we’re especially fanatic
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Photo By Hi il Lee Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning Light” by Hi il Lee. Location: Montana. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website