Category: Camping

MSR Windboiler Stove review

The MSR Windboiler stove system in travel mode. All the pieces conveniently store either inside, or as part of the exterior. (Photo: Ryan Malavolta/Utahoutside.com)

A hot meal in the backcountry can cure almost everything that ails you. Sore feet and cold bones melt away when you’re enjoying spoonfuls of your favorite dish. But before you dine, you must cook…and for that you’ll need a…

Alite Designs Monarch Chair review

The Alite Designs Monarch Chair review on the shores of the Colorado River in Cataract Canyon.

Multi-day backpacking excursions generally require you to sacrifice comfort in return for a lighter pack. One of the first things to stay at home is the camp chair. But with the Alite Designs Monarch Chair, you don’t have to rely…

Hike to Ibantik Lake in the Uinta Mountains

Need more of a reason to spend the night at Ibantik? Catch this view from one of the southeastern shore campsites. (photo: Skip Whitman/Utahoutside.com)

There’s certainly no shortage of picturesque lakes to visit in Utah’s Uinta Mountains. With literally thousands of choices, it can be tough to select any one body of water for a destination. Ibantik Lake, nestled below the mighty Notch Peak…

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite camping pad review

We review the Klymit Insulated Static V Lite camping pad, seen here on the shores of the Colorado River. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Let’s face it: the worst part about backpacking is sleeping on the ground. Sure, you can pack a cushy, heavy sleeping pad to keep rocks and roots from digging into your back, but most are too heavy to carry miles…

Big Agnes Slater UL2+ Tent review

Gear review of the Big Agnes Slater UL2+ Tent, seen here along the banks of the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Desert camping has been challenging for me. While I love to set out on multi-night adventures in red-rock country, I’ve always had issues with my tent. The desert is sandy and windy. Most tent have lots of mesh. Sand and…

Kelty Discovery 4 Tent review

The Kelty Discover 4 tent sets up easily, has plenty of space, and won't break the bank (photo: Todd Dinsmore)

No one wants to go camping. That was my life before making the move to Utah. For starters, camping was not as readily available back east. Also, the gear which my friends and family owned was a step above pathetic.…

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Courses in Utah

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Accidents and injuries happen in wilderness settings everyday (just watch a good carnage video if you need convincing). Knowing what to do in these situations can not only be the difference between life or death, but more often the difference…

Camping at Red Canyon Campground

Shady campsites surrounded by red rock cliffs is what you can expect at Red Canyon Campground. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Red Canyon, located between the town of Panguitch and Bryce Canyon National Park, is a fantastic area for outdoor recreation set among stunning scenery. Unfortunately, most people simply drive through on their way to the more famous national park next…