Category Archives: Tools

Columbia River Knife and Tool LCK + Is a Great Everyday Knife—and It Only Costs $44

I’m carrying a $44 Columbia River Knife and Tool LCK + in my pocket right now. That’s only around one-tenth the price of the knife I normally carry, but it still gets the job done. When it comes to pocket knives, I’m guilty of having expensive taste. The blade I had been carrying for the […]

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Sh*t Climbers Bring These Days

Elliot Vaughan, 21, a climbing-gym employee, packs up to go bouldering on the high granite blocks of Independence Pass, Colorado. Shoes, chalk, crash pad, fan …. Elliot Vaughan, 21, with his trusty fan. Fans are used to cool hands and handholds. (Photo: Alison Osius) In the last several years more and more people are bringing […]

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I Won’t Go into the Backcountry Without This Device

Adventure athletes are among the most fearless people in the world—summiting exposed peaks during lightning storms, dropping off cliffs on bikes, and generally pushing the limits of what’s possible outdoors. Growing up, I aspired to nothing less. I skied on a downhill-racing and freeride team, and always felt strangely grounded when scaring myself in the […]

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What You Need to Take Your Picnic from Good to Great

Whether you’re having drinks on the Great Lawn in Central Park or lunching near a trailhead in Yellowstone, this is the gear you need to pull off the perfect picnic. National Park (Photo: Courtesy Murphy’s Naturals) Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle ($10) Nothing ruins a meal faster than a swarm of insects. Rosemary, peppermint, and […]

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Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen With These Pro Tips

Ashley Rodriguez has taught cooking classes, worked at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, and done professional food photography. She also writes and hosts Kitchen Unnecessary, a James Beard Award–nominated YouTube show that she created about cooking outdoors with wild ingredients. That’s how we found her. “I have made smoked clam carbonara, with […]

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The Must-Have Gear for Your Next Cookout

At Outside, we’re no strangers to entertaining well, outside. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite products for preparing—and enjoying—an outdoor feast, whether at a trailhead or in a backyard. Graza Drizzle and Sizzle Olive Oil Set ($35) (Photo: Courtesy Graza) Graza’s squeeze-top, plastic-packaged olive oils are perfect for camp chefs. Rather than blend […]

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