Every hiker eventually conducts a search for the perfect boot in the mission for ideal foot comfort and freedom from blisters. While there are many entries in this search—in fact, so many that it can be confusing—there is a way to find that perfect boot for you.
The most important element for enjoying the outdoor experience in any condition is to stay dry and warm. Thus comes the theory behind layering, which suggests that as your body temperature fluctuates or the weather shifts, you simply peel off or add available layers as needed—and have a waterproof shell available in case of rain.
When surveying a camp area, the most important consideration should be to select a good spot for sleeping. Everything else is secondary. Here are expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra’s tips for ensuring a good night’s rest.
How do you compete with the television and remote control? How do you prove to a kid that success comes from persistence, spirit, and logic, which the outdoors teaches, and not from pushing buttons? The answer is in these Ten Camping Commandments for Kids.
For families preparing to camp for the first time, here is Tom Stienstra’s list of camping essentials, along with helpful comments explaining his choices.
The expert outdoorsman reveals how to set a budget and avoid going over it, and he gives advice on choosing used equipment, renting an RV, and making campsite reservations.
As the editor in chief of AFAR magazine, Julia Cosgrove shares her thoughts on taking a trip of a lifetime.
Now that spring is here, it’s a good time for families to start planning their summer vacation, and for many, there’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned camping trip. Laura Martone offers tips and resources for getting the gear you need to go out and set up camp.