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Category: Tutorial

How to Choose Headlamps

When you’re setting up your tent at night, trail running at dusk, or just looking for something in your attic, you can’t beat the hands-free

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How to Choose and Use a GPS

This article is part of our series: Intro to Navigation. Once revolutionary, GPS technology is in everything from drones to dog collars now. Nonetheless, a handheld

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How to Choose a Compass

The ability to navigate with map and compass is a crucial skill, one that can literally save your life. Your compass and map can also

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How to Use a Compass

This article is part of our series: Intro to Navigation. Finding your campsite, a spectacular viewpoint or your way back out of the wilderness won’t always

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How to Read a Topo Map

You probably know that a magnetized compass and a paper map are part of the Ten Essentials. Learning to read that paper topo map (short for

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How to Choose Binoculars

When shopping for binoculars, you’ll discover wide price ranges on similar-looking styles. Understanding binocular specs, such as magnification, objective lens diameter and exit pupil will

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How to Build a Campfire

For many, the campfire is a beloved and indispensable outdoor tradition—a kinetic, luminous, dreamlike force of nature that for generations has served as the centerpiece

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How to Set Up a Tent

When the sunrise comes streaming through the tent window after you slept soundly through a gale-force night, you’ve got yourself a well-pitched shelter. If you’ve

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