How to Build a Campfire
These basic instructions are all you need to light up your next outdoor adventure.
5 Foil-Pack Meals
Perfect for camping, grilling, or a mess-free meal in your kitchen, these foil packets are simple and satisfying.
Yes, you can camp out and still create healthy, whole-food meals. Try these recipes on your next camping trip (or at your next backyard cookout).
How to Eat Well When You’re Camping
Protect yourself from these disease carrying pests with these tips.
The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace
Learn the Leave No Trace principles to help us protect and care for our wild spaces.
Heading out for an adventure? Here’s how to ease your footprint on the landscape.
The Benefits of Solo Camping
Try solo camping to stoke your appetite for adventure, bring you closer to nature, and to put you in touch with your true self.
Almost Roughing It
Not a fan of hardcore camping? Learn more about “Glamping“. You’ll get out in nature — but without sacrificing the comforts of home.
Searching for Solitude in Joshua Tree National Park
An Experience Life editor travels to Joshua Tree in search of quiet. She finds something else.
The National Park Service turned 100 in 2016. Celebrate by exploring the remarkable places it protects.
My Partner Likes to Camp, and I Like Hotels — What Should We Do?
Be prepared for any hike that comes your way with this easy, efficient, and ergonomic approach to carrying your gear.
Back Packing 101
Heather Balogh Rochfort shares insights from her new book, Backpacking 101, on planning the ultimate backcountry trip — and 10 essential items to pack.
6 Night-Hiking Tips
Hiking after dark heightens the senses in wonderful ways. Learn about the thrills and the chills — plus the skills you need to undertake this adventure.
Wilderness Lessons: Developing Outdoor Survival Skills
Can you make a fire without matches? Build a shelter with no tools? Track a small animal across a forest? At today’s wilderness and survival schools, these skills aren’t lost arts. They’re tomorrow’s lesson plans. Learn more.
Workouts to Train Your Body for Outdoor Adventures
Get trail-ready with advice and exercises from our expert trainers to prepare you for hiking, backpacking, paddling, or portaging activities.