We can all use a refresher course on navigation and knots. Lucky for us, these NASAR guides are handy, ultralight, and take up no pack space. Bring them along!
You can't use your favorite gear if you don't have your health. We tapped our resident personal trainer and asked him to select some fitness and nutritional gear that will help you make the most of every outdoor adventure.
Maybe you have set up camp, and have the fire going nicely, tents secured and sleeping bags lofted. Or, you're out in the sidecountry with some friends, taking a break between laps of a beautiful powderfield. You and your group settle in to enjoy a great moment of outdoors and good company. For many of us, this would be an excellent opportunity to share a drink with our fellow backcountry enthusiasts.