A Guide to International Dark-Sky Association National Parks
Find the best places in the country to spot the Milky Way Galaxy. Unless you live in, around or near the desert wastelands of the western United States, it is pretty hard to find a place to really see the stars and the Milky Way at night
Solo Camping: Go It Alone, Why Not?
Solo camping can be peaceful and rewarding with the right preparation. Getting off the grid and in nature is perhaps one of the best ways to relax, reconnect with yourself, and reset yourself mentally. There’s something about nature that is awe inspiring. Maybe you are watching an
What’s The True Story Behind Smokey Bear?
Only YOU can prevent wildfires. Smokey Bear has been an icon of the United States Forest Service for more than 70 years, and many people do not realize that Smokey was a real bear. Smokey the bear’s origins date all the way back to WWII. Then, the
The Skottle: Cooking With Farm Equipment?
Making some delicious burgers
Early Bird Tickets for iKamper Campout: Overland News
Get outside and make new friends at iKamper campout! Get ready for CAMPOUT! Part of iKamper's recent community events, like their store opening, CAMPOUT is a community camping event open to all outdoor enthusiasts. We know iKamper for their fantastic roof top tents, like the X-Cover, and
The Iron Throne: History of the Cast Iron Skillet
Step aside, titanium, cast iron is still king. Super lightweight cookware is all the rage right now in the camping industry. Vendors like SnowPeak and others have invested in tooling out cookware from titanium and other high-end alloys. However, many have forgotten the time tested, and arguably
Gimme Shelter: Choosing the Best Tent for the Trail, Truck, or Pack
Camp in style and comfort this summer. Two thousand years ago, Romans in the fields of Europe erected tents made of leather, while their nomadic contemporaries to the east used woven hemp and wool to build yurts. Leather and hemp made way for canvas, 200 to 300
Take a Hike! The Essentials of Wilderness Exploration
Tips you need for a successful wilderness adventure. At roughly 11,000 feet, Convict Creek bubbles out of a natural spring near Red Slate Mountain, fed via an expansive watershed located in the Inyo National Forest of central California. It meanders down the steep valleys of the Sierra