Camping

Backcountry Delight, pizza, camp kitchen
NOLS
A camp-kitchen upgrade.  Read more >>
the editors
Minus a few extreme eventualities – snow, swarms of skeeters, a hungry griz sniffing around the tent – backcountry camping in the summer is a good time no matter what gear you've got. But a few small comforts and conveniences can go a long way. Read more >>
Yellowstone River Camping, Montana Panoramic
Hergert, Craig
Fall camping trips to the river offer an opportunity for quiet reflection before the storms of winter. In the high country, snow begins to pile up, but down in the valley, the fire keeps us warm for one more night. Read more >>
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Bag, Montana Camping
Howlett, David
It was in a tent at Hyalite Reservoir when I finally gave up any hope of getting sleep while being pinned between two miniature inflatable rafts that my nieces were using as makeshift mattresses. Never again, I vowed! Read more >>
Therm-a-Rest Capella, Montana Camping
Howlett, David
My trusted Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag has kept me warm through many cold Montana adventures, so when it came time to upgrade sleeping gear for my twin nieces, I knew right where to turn. Read more >>
England, Mike
Gone are the days of melted ice and tepid beer by sundown—a cooler revolution is underway, and the latest enlistee in this high-insulation insurgency is the Coleman Esky Series Cooler. Read more >>
Montana Glamping, Bozeman Camping
Wozer, Jeff
Glamping, if you’re unfamiliar, Frankensteins the words “glamour” and “camping,” and attracts urban types who want to experience the outdoors wit Read more >>
Nemo Wagontop 4P Tent Review
Pogge, Drew
When it comes to car-camping, sleeping in a cramped backpacking tent is just silly. NEMO’s new Wagontop 4P tent combines modern design, quality materials and construction, and ridiculous convenience for civilized camping missions. Read more >>
Pelican Coolers, ProGear Elite Cooler Review
England, Mike
For those extended summer road-trips deep into the Montana backcountry, you need a reliable ice-chest—when the fishing’s good and the sunsets are even better, the last thing you want is a mandatory town run. Read more >>
Campfire tales, adventure stories, Bozeman
Pogge, Drew
How to tell an adventure story. Read more >>
Canyon Ferry, biking, winter camping
Estela Villasenor
Winter camping by bike. Read more >>
sleep pad, camping pad, air mattress
Tucker, David
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Venture WV is a backpacker’s dream. Lightweight, compact, and highly functional, this pad packs down to the size of a one-liter Nalgene, meaning it fits easily in your pack. Read more >>
Pogge, Michelle
There’s nothing better than a warm shower after a day of mountain biking or climbing, but when you’re camping out of your car, there are few opportunities to get clean. Nemo’s Helio pressure shower is the answer. Read more >>
Pollastro, Joyce
Despite an undeniable attachment to my backcountry mansion (technically a two-person tent, but known to sleep four people) it was time to slim down the pack and go with something lighter. Read more >>
Montana wilderness, Beartooths, thunderstorm, igniting the passion
Kesselheim, Alan
How wilderness flows through time. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Keeping the bears away Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
“If you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.”–Some Lame-Ass Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
Aspens are turning gold and umber, nights are longer, and days feel crisper. Summer is over—but don’t put away your tent and sleeping bag just yet. The warm days and cool nights of autumn are just right for a camping trip. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
Have you ever enjoyed a Dutch-oven dinner and wanted to learn to cook one yourself? Well, Carsten Bothe’s Dutch Oven: Cast-Iron Cooking Over an Open Fire (Schiffer Publishing, $30) is the perfect cookbook to get you started. Read more >>
Illustration by Angie Mangels
Wozer, Jeff
It is day three of backpacking in the Beartooths. I’m authoring from inside the butter-yellow walls of my Marmot tent alone. Read more >>
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