The times when you need a fire and the times when you have things to start a fire easily don’t necessarily coincide. For those instances, when your survival depends on you keeping warm, you have to get creative with what you can find. These six methods use some unusual tools to turn dry tinder into a toasty campfire.
Pumpkin spice and chunky scarf lovers, rejoice: fall is on its way. And if you’re planning a trip to see the leaves change, you no longer have to rely on the luck of the draw or geotagged Instagram posts to tell you the best time to take a drive, thanks to a prediction tool that tells you the prime time for leafy…
This year, there are ten days the National Park Service is offering free admission and the last four of those days are this fall. The next of these free days is this Friday, August 25th, so here’s how to make the most of your free fall visit.
People who really love their coffee are always looking for ways to drink good coffee in spaces that are not conducive to brewing good coffee, and Trade Joe’s seeks to fill this need with a handy little brew-in-the-bag coffee pouch, complete with spout.
When you find that tick on yourself—or worse, on your kid or on a loved one’s hard-to-reach body part—don’t reach for the matches. Check out these six myths about ticks, so you’ll know what not to do.
Lyme disease is one the rise, especially on the East coast. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expect it to get worse this year as the weather warms up. Here’s what to do if a tick, the blood-sucking harbinger of the disease, makes a snack out of you.
It’s never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of the best ways to do that is to camp and, at the same time, take advantage of one of the best bargains offered to American citizens, our national park system.
Taking your dog along when you go camping, hiking, or to the park is fun for both you and your pup, but they can wander off and get into trouble. Here’s a way you can give them freedom to explore without wandering too far while outdoors.
Good kindling makes starting any type of fire easier, whether it’s your barbecue, fire pit, or a campfire under the stars. These compact fire-starter pills make for great kindling and are super easy to make.
National parks are some of the most scenic, historic places you can visit. National Geographic photographer Jonathan Irish visited every U.S. national park last year to find hidden gems most travelers don’t often reach. He shared a few of his top finds with Travel + Leisure.
If you’re looking for some true outdoor adventure, these long, scenic trails cover anywhere from 100 to nearly 7,000 miles.
If you’re lost in the wild and in dire need of food, you can make a fish hook out of something you’re almost guaranteed to have on you.
When you’re out camping and want to cook something in a pot or pan, all you really need is a way to hold the vessel above hot coals. One cheap and portable solution is to bring along a few metal shelving brackets.
Unless you carry around your own beans everywhere you go—and I know people that do—chances are you will one day find yourself in a situation where only cheap, bitter coffee is available. Luckily, there is an easy way to turn bitter coffee into a rich, smooth brew. You just need an egg.
Sleeping bags are designed to retain the heat generated by your body while you sleep to keep you warm. If you’re camping in a chilly environment and the bag by itself isn’t quite cutting it, you can generate some heat the old-fashioned way—with a little exercise before you sleep.
You can buy your own small lantern that’ll fit in a tent cheaply enough, but where’s the fun in that? If you want to make your own, customized to whatever specs you want, Adafruit has a guide.
A long day of trudging through the mountains can do a number on your feet. If you want to fend off foot blisters, a pair of wool dress socks can help.
You might not think it by looking at them, but Bambi and his hoofed friends pack a serious wallop. Depending on the situation and time of year, deer and moose can be deadlier than a sharp-toothed predator. Here’s what you need to know to keep those crushing hooves and sharp antlers away.
Packing a cheap lighter with your outdoor gear is always a good idea. Even if it runs out of fuel or the plastic casing breaks, it’s still a great fire-starting tool.
Rattlesnakes are deadly, but at least they’re polite. Out of the over 100 types of snake in the U.S., the rattlesnake is one of the only ones that gives you a warning before it sinks its venom-injecting fangs into you. Still, plenty of people manage to get bitten by them every year. Here’s what you should do if hear…