​The Gear That Helped Me Survive Camping With Bear Grylls

What clothes, boots, knives and backpacks does the editor of an adventure travel site fall back on when he's feeling intimidated? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to go camping with Bear Grylls, and how it performed. Not all of it survived. » 11/20/14 8:08pm Thursday 8:08pm

​I Went Camping With Bear Grylls, And Survived

"Hey, you want to come camping with Bear?" That's a pretty random email to get on a Thursday morning, and it contained no other details. So, I said yes, packed a bag and hopped on a plane to New Mexico. Here's what happened over the next few days. » 11/20/14 2:43pm Thursday 2:43pm

​The Best Sleeping Pad For Every Camper

Believe it or not, outdoor sleeping pads can now be more comfortable than your bed at home. And all that comfort can come in a package smaller than your water bottle. Thanks to new materials and bonding technology, your old Boy Scout sleeping roll is totally obsolete. So what should you buy instead? » 11/18/14 12:32pm Tuesday 12:32pm

​Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Outdoor Sleeping Pads

As important for keeping you warm at night as a sleeping bag and the difference between a good night's sleep and no sleep at all, sleeping pads are one of the most important things you can take with you outdoors. And, the latest generation is better than ever. Here's everything we learned about them while conducting… » 11/14/14 1:13pm 11/14/14 1:13pm

Riding Across Baja At Night

They say never to ride a motorcycle through Baja at night. But, following a hurricane that wiped out much of its east coast, sometimes needs must. » 11/12/14 9:45am 11/12/14 9:45am

Adventure: Backpack Hunting In The High Sierra

With an average annual hunter success rate of 7%, the D7 hunting zone of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California is one of the toughest regions to hunt deer in the state. We set out on a 4 day backpacking trip with our rifles to track down these elusive grey ghosts. » 11/11/14 11:26am 11/11/14 11:26am

How Trekking Poles Can Make Your Hike Easier, Faster And Safer

You've seen people using them — walking with "ski poles" through the mountains — but what are they for? Trekking poles add stability, support and even speed. Here's how. » 11/10/14 1:45pm 11/10/14 1:45pm

​The Best Booze For Backpacking, And How To Take It With You

Hiking through the mountains, riding dirt bikes, catching fish or chasing critters can be thirsty work. But, outdoors activities also put huge restrictions on the weight and size of what you can carry with you. Here's how to relax around a campfire with a nice drink at the end of a long day, without breaking your back. » 11/06/14 3:05pm 11/06/14 3:05pm

A Question Of Hype: 2015 Kawasaki H2 vs 2014 ZX-10R

Here's some numbers for you: the mega-hyped (at last count, 15+ "teaser" videos), supercharged, $25,000 2015 Kawasaki H2 makes 197bhp and weighs 524lbs (wet). Kawasaki's current liter bike, the naturally aspirated $14,299 ZX-10R, makes (in Europe) 197bhp and weighs 437lbs (wet). Where's the beef Team Green? » 11/04/14 8:33pm 11/04/14 8:33pm

How To Shoot A Polar Bear — With Live Video

Every year, hundreds of polar bears gather near a remote town in northern Canada, waiting for sea ice to freeze. It's the largest gathering of bears you can get close to and the best opportunity you have to bring home a trophy — a photograph like this one. » 11/04/14 2:53pm 11/04/14 2:53pm

​2015 Honda Africa Twin: Finally An ADV Bike Built For Dirt

This is the all-new 2015 Honda Africa Twin in production form, just covered in dirt and fractalized camo. Why should you care? It just re-invented the adventure motorcycle class with honest-to-god, dirt-focussed performance.
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​How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're… » 11/03/14 2:03pm 11/03/14 2:03pm