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When you look at UCO you aren't thinking flashy, you're thinking useful. And that's what we like here. Useful stuff! UCO makes some of the best.

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VSSL: Supplies

This LED flashlight comes packed with 25 feet of rope, water purification tablets, first-aid supplies, and more.

$99.50
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LuminAID: PackLite Nova USB Solar Inflatable Lantern

The PackLite Nova USB is a solar inflatable lantern that is always a family favorite!

$19.99
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Cotopaxi: Luzon 18L Daypack

This adventure daypack is designed with total creative control by employees in the Philippines, meaning no two bags are alike. Each bag will arrive at your door a total surprise.

$49.95
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Cotopaxi: Tarak 20L Climbing Pack

The purpose-designed, no-frills Tarak is primarily designed to organize gear for multi-pitch lead climbing and backcountry skiing.

$89.95
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Hultafors: All Purpose Knife

This affordable all-purpose fixed blade fits a carbon-steel blade within a super-durable polypropylene handle. Comes with a black polypropylene sheath.

$14.00
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UCO: Stormproof Torch & Utility Tape

Wrapped in three feet of utility tape, this triple-jet butane torch is the one MacGyver would carry.

$12.99
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the journal

The articles and videos in our journal feature wisdom from the best minds in the field. Read every week to develop survival skills, learn about great new gear, and find inspiration for your travels.

SurvivalMitch Harris

Be ready for a volcanic eruption

Though the U.S. is home to 169 active volcanoes, we haven’t seen a disastrous eruption since 1980. We wrote this guide in case that good luck runs out.

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Roxanne Trujillo

Let your child live dangerously

Parents want to protect their kids, but too much safety can be a bad thing. Giant Roxanne Trujillo explains that healthy kids run wild.

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Stewart Moore

Tenkara fishing the Pacific Crest Trail

Guest writer Stewart Moore takes his Tenkara rod deep, deep into the Sierra Mountains.

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AdventureMitch Harris

Why we sell a $275 blanket

When we assigned our gear writer to test a waterproof "adventure blanket", he was skeptical. Then he took it out of the box.

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WellnessMitch Harris

5 places to escape everyone you know

Need to get the hell away from everyone? Our writer has five options for you.

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SurvivalMitch Harris

Be ready for a snakebite

Chances are, the technique you learned to treat a snakebite is wrong. Here's how to do it right.

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Prepare. Outfit. Experience.

Those are the three phases of every outdoor adventure, from a winter bike commute to a month long trek through the wilderness. All three are essential to a successful trip and Shoulders of Giants can help you with each one.

First, prepare your body, mind, and itinerary by consulting content written by our team of experts (we call them “Giants”). Check out our Travel section for a review of the world’s best outdoor adventure destinations. Then get fitness tips from our Wellness section and healthy recipes from the Giant Feed Zone. Into mountain sports? Check out our Board, Climb, and Cycle sections. Our Endurance section covers all things long-distance, while our Survive section will give you the skills you’ll need when things go wrong. Our Fish and Shoot sections cover all things hook and bullet, and our Alpine section covers the outdoor recreation culture we all participate in. Once you feel sufficiently prepared, you’ll have to outfit yourself with the proper gear. Our Gear Reviews should help guide you there—our writers test a lot of gear, and we only publish reviews of pieces that make grade. The gear we really love is for sale in our online shop. There, you’ll find everything from backpacks to water purifiers to branded apparel. Each of these items has been vetted by our Giants for its practicality, durability, and value. We frequently offer discounts and coupons to our long-time readers. Our Hacks section is full on content that will help you make use of the gear you already have. There, you’ll learn things like how to properly fit a ski boot, how to prepare for common gear failures, and more. Then comes the best part—the actual adventure experience. We probably won’t be with you for that part (unless you invite us, of course), but we can help bring that feeling closer. When you’re not on the mountain, the river, or the trail, check out our Lessons Learned section. This is where our Giants recount the stories they learned on their own adventures. It’s a great place to glean second-hand knowledge… or to just escape from the office for a few minutes. Have any questions about our content? Ask us directly at [email protected]

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