wool socks and a camping tent

American-Made Outdoor Gear: Must-Haves For Summer 2022

American MadeTim Shiffer
The right outdoor gear is essential to make the most of your summer. Check out our list of must-have outdoor equipment so you can have some summer fun!
wool socks and a camping tent

American-Made Outdoor Gear: Must-Haves For Summer 2022

American MadeTim Shiffer
The right outdoor gear is essential to make the most of your summer. Check out our list of must-have outdoor equipment so you can have some summer fun!
Save The Bees: How You Can Help

Save The Bees: How You Can Help

Good Works ProgramTim Shiffer
The bee population has been in steep decline in recent years. From 2020 to 2021, beekeepers across the US have lost 45.5% of their managed honeybee colonies...
Two people outdoors roasting hot dogs over a campfire

A Guide to Eco-Friendly Camping in 2022

Outdoor How-To'sGuest Blogger
Eco-friendly camping is not as difficult as you may think! Here are a few steps to help reduce your carbon footprint...
closeup of plant leaves

Japanese Forest Medicine

InspirationMackenzie Platt
You may have heard the term before, but what really is “forest bathing”? It’s not rolling around in a pile of leaves or scrubbing your body with pinecones.
Jen Perry founder of Jelt Belts

Meet The Maker: Jelt’s Very Own Jen Perry

Meet the MakerTim Shiffer
Who said you can’t mix work and play? Jelt Belt founder Jen Perry certainly thinks that a healthy mix is a necessity – in fact did the interview fo...
A group of people around a campfire at night

5 Spooky Stories Perfect for Your Next Campfire

StoriesTim Shiffer
A long-standing camping tradition is sitting under the night sky telling stories while huddled up around a burning fire. It’s October now, and even...
breakfast skillet cooking over a camp fire

Everything You Need to Know About How to Cook While You’re Car Camping

Camp CookingGuest Blogger
There’s so much to love about camping, the hikes, the views, the nature, the recreation. But let’s be honest here: what’s a good camping trip without some good grub by the fire? Whether you’re looking to make some seriously gourmet, fireside meals or you just need a few simple ideas to get you through your next weekend
View from Table Rock trail in Boise during sunset.

Historic Hiking Series: Western Idaho

Adventure SpotsGuest Blogger
With Spring in session and a surely memorable Summer on the horizon, the Advanced Primate team wants everyone to take full advantage of being able ...
a girl drinks coffee with her dog in nature

Nature Makes Me Happy

Mackenzie Platt
The grounding feeling of calmness that you get when outside in a beautiful setting; that relaxing feeling that really puts the world into perspecti...
view from the top of a mountain

Spring Training in Boise: The Grand Slam Challenge

Adventure SpotsTim Shiffer
We are a couple of years into the big-separation-of-humans, and if you are anything like me you are tired of seeing the inside of your own house. Y...
a girl walks across a wooden foot bridge over a creek

Perhaps the Perfect Windbreaker? Pumice Jacket Review

Gear GuidesGuest Blogger
Back for another totally insightful review, fellow day hiker Emily Tidwell drops by to share her thoughts on one of our favorite jackets ever, the ...
a strong current flows over Shoshone Falls in Idaho

The Road to Adventure Series: Driving Salt Lake to Seattle Pt 1

The Road to AdventureJanese Bryant
So many people think this is a long boring drive, but this edition of our Road to Adventure series will show you just how much more there is to see...
woman standing atop a mountain peak

7 Things You Should Know Before Picking Your First Hiking Pack

Gear GuidesGuest Blogger
Hiking is the perfect activity to introduce yourself to the great outdoors. One of the biggest mistakes that beginner hikers tend to make is settin...