The pleasures of tenting it under the stars—or, heck, eschewing the tent altogether and just bedrolling it—run mighty deep. Pitching camp in a wild place, after all, is a tradition we human beings share, regardless of culture: It’s part of our common heritage. And maybe that’s why camping of any sort has that near-visceral appeal to so many. Setting up the tent, fetching water in the piney breeze, cozying up to a dancing fire (or a friendly little cookstove), fawning over sunrises and alpenglow and Milky Way splendor, counting owl hoots and coyote choruses from a toasty sleeping bag—what could be better?
Here at Earth Gear, we’ve assembled loads of high-quality camping info on a variety of subjects, from overviews of the best places to camp in popular national parks to general tips on selecting and managing a campsite. And speaking of campsites, we cover the gamut—whether it’s family-friendly car camping, remote backpacking, or something in between that appeals to you.
So dive in and start scheming up your next great camping adventure! Woods and mountains and deserts and seashores are calling, after all; you’re not going to ignore those siren voices, are you?