Pro Tips

5 Ways to Resolve to Eat and Drink Sustainably in 2019

We’re all about good food, but we’re also all about the outdoors (it’s literally in our name). With issues like food waste, single-use plastics, paper waste, and more, there are a lot of ways the food industry is environmentally questionable. So for 2019, we thought of ways to implement our resolution to make food and drink choices more sustainable and keep our outdoor spaces around for generations to come.

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How to Celebrate the First Day of Winter Without Snow

Today marks the first day of winter - a solstice that brings to mind snowball fights and powder days. But for many of us (especially those in more southern locales), the first day of winter can mean only dry, cold weather and no sidewalk shoveling.

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HOW TO THIRD WHEEL LIKE A PRO

We've all been there. Your friend invites you along on a weekend trip, and you happily agree to go - until you find out they're also bringing their significant other along. It's easy to feel left out when third wheeling on a trip, but with these tips you...

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8 SIMPLE TIPS FOR CAMPING WITH YOUR DOG

Our dogs are our best friends, and adventures are always better when spent with friends. Dogs keep you company, make you feel protected, and keep the tent a little warmer on chilly nights. But without the proper preparation (mentally and logistically), taking your dog camping with you can...

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NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THIS KITCHEN SET

If you're a fan of cooking (or eating), you likely have a large collection of kitchen utensils at home. Whisks, spoons, spatulas, and knives jammed into a drawer so tightly they often arrange themselves to jam the drawer. Sound familiar?   What if we told you it was...

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MAKE YOUR NEXT CAMPING TRIP FEEL LIKE GLAMPING

Glamping - or at least pretending to glamp - is all the rage for Instagrammers and bloggers alike. While glamping takes a lot of effort (and sometimes a lot of airbnb fees), you can still get your great photo ops and fancy feelings from a simple tent camping...

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HOW TO MAKE GOURMET COFFEE ON ANY TRIP

Just like you should get up on the right side of the bed (or the right side of the sleeping pad), you should wake up with the right cup of coffee. So why do so many people settle for bad coffee just because they're not at home?

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MICROLITES

These days, reusable water bottles are no longer just environmentally friendly: they’re engineered with the latest top secret temperature engineering technology. It’s come to the point where your bottle might be one of the most high-tech pieces in your gear collection.


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HOW TO TELL A SCARY STORY

The practice of camping has a lot of traditions. Building a campfire, roasting hot dogs on sticks, skipping rocks across the lake, and watching the stars move across the sky from your sleeping bag are some of the classic camping trip activities enjoyed by both young and old. But is a camping trip really a camping trip without a scary story by the campfire?

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5 TIPS FROM VANLIFERS TO IMPROVE YOUR ROAD TRIP SKILLS

All the signs are here: temperatures are heating up, rivers are rising, and every highway is under construction. It’s beginning to look a lot like road trip season.

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HOW TO PARTY LIKE A PRO WITH DOGS THIS SUMMER

Everyone loves partying, BBQs and dogs. It’s only natural that eventually these worlds will collide and you’ll be partying on a hot summer day with your furry, four-legged friend. We’re smack dab in the middle of prime BBQ-ing season, so we thought we’d put together a few tips to ensure that your dog is dog-gone* happy while hanging around the grill this summer.

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