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May 2011
photo: crossing a river

How to Cross Streams and Rivers

Though steam and river crossings deserve special consideration in spring, crossing moving water is not only inconvenient, but also potentially hazardous, year-round. Here are some basic tips for getting across moving water when hiking and backpacking »

Gear Explained: Canoe Materials

From natural wood to modern composites, a wide range of materials are used to build canoes today. Each has its advantages and disadvantages and no one material does it all well »


Get Dirty on National Trails Day June 4, says Mike Rowe

Watch Jeff Lowe Open Pack of Gear After 20 Years (video)

Primus EtaSolo Stove Lawsuit by Jetboil Dismissed

CAMP Carabiners and Quickdraws Recalled

Recent User Reviews

Aarn Guiding Light 60L pack

Alpina Lite Terrain skis

Black Diamond Alpine Bod harness

Deuter Aircontact 65+10 pack

Equinox Katahdin pack

Granite Gear Immersion Waterproof pack

Icebreaker Superfine 200 Hopper shirt

Jetboil Sol Ti stove

photo: Aarn Guiding Light 60L
Aarn Guiding Light 60L



photo: Jetboil Sol Ti
Jetboil Sol Ti

Keen Pyrenees boot

MSR Alpine Bottle

NEMO Morpho 2P tent

Sea to Summit X-Mug

Seattle Sports Pocket Bucket

Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape

Soto Muka stove

SteriPEN Traveler water purifier

The North Face Terra 45 pack

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Trailspace Blog

Outdoor gear joy, preschool style

Outdoor advice from The Naturist

Photographer Paul Nicklen's ice-bound tales

"Legends of Climbing" portraits by Jim Herrington

Deploying an airbag in an avalanche

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Forum Highlights

Backpacking with no water resource

Cord for hammock camping

DIY rain jacket

Tent(s) for family of 5


Patching tent floor


Warmest, lightest mid layer

First backpacking trip

Trip Report: Overnight to Spence and Russell Fields

Trip Report: 10,000’ Ridge spring conditions ascent

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