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Backpacking Stoves: How to Choose The Right One for Every Adventure

There are dozens of backpacking stoves to choose from these days: alcohol stoves, canister stoves, wood-burning stoves, tablet stoves, I could go on. But it can be difficult to know how to choose a backpacking stove for every adventure. After all, they all have their own sets of pros, cons, and best-use-case scenarios. So what’s the best backpacking stove and which one is right for you? We’ll break down the 5 main types, what they’re each good for, and when you might want to choose one over another right here, right now. Read or watch to learn more!

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Our 10 Fave Pieces of Sustainable Gear from the Outside Gear Guide

If you are a die-hard reader of Backpacker or Outside magazine (you can probably guess that subset includes yours truly), you’ve likely already gotten your copy of the annual summer gear guide! We did, and we were thrilled to see so much sustainable outdoor gear on the magazines’ pages. So if it’s time to refresh your gear closet, check out our 10 favorite items that got the outdoorist seal of approval (including ours).

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Vegan Lip Balm with SPF – 4 Brands that Offer Sun Protection for Your Kisser

I might be addicted to lip balm. It’s an issue. Especially since vegan lip balm can be slightly harder to find (many brands contain beeswax) and vegan lip balm WITH SPF?! *Sigh* They’re few and far between, unfortunately, especially if you’d prefer the stuff that’s going on your lips (and, as a result, into your mouth) to be sustainable and non-toxic. Lucky for you, we found a few brands that offer just that (plus are reef-safe)! So stock up on these 4 brands, ’cause you’re gonna wanna have a tube for every bag this season!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

It’s Mother’s Day again! Which means it’s once again time to done upon your momma (or treat yourself if you are a momma and don’t trust your unruly children to stop gifting you handmade mugs and macaroni jewelry)! But if you’re struggling to decide what to get for mother dearest, we’ve got you covered with 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy moms. So snag one of these rad pieces of outdoor gear now and surprise her with more than breakfast in bed (complete with spilled OJ and burnt pancakes).

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Sustainable Camp Lanterns: 3 Stellar Camp Lights to Light the Night

You know we’re all about that camp life here at Terradrift. Sleeping under the stars, s’mores, camp coffee, chats around the campfire… And while there’s plenty of gear you need for a successful camping trip, a way to light the night when you’re far from electricity is paramount. And while a good headlamp is all but necessary (check out this post for some of our faves), nothing beats a camping lantern or two for functionality and ambiance. How else are you gonna see the smiling faces of your camp companions while you scarf dinner at the picnic table? So here are 3 of our favorite sustainable camp lanterns that’ll really put some sparkle in your next adventure.

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The Waymark Gear Co. Ultralight MILE 28 Backpack Review

We’re big fans of backpacking here at Terradrift. You probably know this. We’re especially big fans of ultralight backpacking. Especially me. That’s partially due to necessity (I’m a tiny human person so the weight of my pack can get out of hand quickly) and partially due to the fact that we like to tackle longer distances in less time with less pain. Ultralight gear makes that more feasible. So we’ve taken to testing out some ultralight backpacks recently (maybe you saw our review of the Gossamer Gear Gorilla?). Our most recent: the MILE 28 backpack from cottage brand Waymark Gear Co. Learn all about this 16 oz pack right here, right now.

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Sustainable Travel Mugs: 3 Camp Mugs that are Better for the Planet

A good, reliable camp mug is a beautiful thing. Not just because they can keep your hot beverages hot and your cold beverages cold for hours and hours wherever you go, but because they help reduce waste when you use them instead of disposables at your favorite local coffee shop, gas station (road trip coffee, anyone), campsite, or to-go hot bevy. But if you really want to step up your sustainability game, forgo the cheap vessels that are gonna last for a year if you’re lucky and snag a more reliable and eco-friendly alternative that creates less waste, leaves a lighter footprint, and looks good doing it! Here are 3 camp mugs that are as sustainable as they are functional.

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