All of us outdoor types—the nature lovers, bird watchers, summit-fevered sun worshippers, moon goddesses, trail runners, thru-hikers, casual campers, eyes-to-the-horizon, honest-to-goodness everyday adventurers—we’re all looking to get out of dodge and go camping. And what are we supposed to... READ MORE
From a distance, Outward Bound may sound similar to summer camp. While there’s some overlap, like fun outdoor activities, adventure and sleeping under the stars with friends, the purpose and structure of the experience is different. Outward Bound is so... READ MORE
Mistakes are essential to learning in the outdoors. They make it easy to do the right thing because you know what the other choice looks like. And camping mistakes have been the ultimate source of some of my most meaningful... READ MORE
From all angles, Scotty Hernandez is an unlikely author. That may be because he is only 19 years old, or because he is a product of the Bronx, a notoriously dangerous but culturally rich borough of New York City. “Statistically... READ MORE
When I was 22, I was really confused. I’ve never been good at planning—mostly because I never knew what I should be planning for. During my freshman year of college, I was completely overwhelmed by how many people seemed like... READ MORE
Keilani Lai-Hipp didn’t grow up camping. “I was a beach baby,” she explained. Her one exposure to camping had been on a southwest road trip, tagging along with her brother, an avid climber—far from their home in Boston. During that... READ MORE
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