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Kick off your mud-caked boots. Slide into your coziest camp chair. And get ready to live your best life outdoors with Bearfoot Theory.

Whether you’re looking for a mid-week outing to unplug or a month-long camper van road trip to escape from it all, you’ll find the tips you need to get out the door.

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Check out the best backpacking stoves and learn the pros and cons of canister, liquid fuel, and alternative fuel options, plus how to choose.

Best Backpacking Stoves of 2023

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Check out the best backpacking stoves and learn the pros and cons of canister, liquid fuel, and alternative fuel options.
Here are the best camp chairs of 2021 including the top lightweight, comfortable options for camping to keep your back and tush happy.

The Best Camping Chairs of 2023

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Here are the best camping chairs including the top lightweight, comfortable options for camping & backpacking to keep your back and tush happy.
Get recommendations for the best backpacking tents and learn what key features to consider when choosing a new lightweight tent for the backcountry.

Best Backpacking Tents in 2023

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Get recommendations for some of the best tents for backpacking and learn the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new tent.
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3-Day Backpacking Checklist (2023)

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This complete backpacking checklist includes all the lightweight gear you’ll need when packing for an overnight trip in the backcountry.
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Helping you become an independent explorer

We at Bearfoot Theory feel most alive in the outdoors. On the weekends, we’d rather hit the trail than the bar, and we choose sleeping under the stars over 5 star hotels.

As one of the leading outdoor blogs run by an all-female team, our goal is to share real-world outdoor advice and experiences that the average outdoor enthusiast can relate to.

Whether it’s hiking, camping, backpacking or van life, we’re here to help you become a confident, independent explorer who thrives outside.

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Kristen Bor

Hi! I’m a hiking obsessed, half-time van lifer who is happiest in the mountains. My team and I are here to help you feel prepared and to have meaningful experiences in the outdoors.

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Be responsible outdoors.

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Hiking and Backpacking

Explore the wilderness on foot

You don’t need to climb a 20,000 foot mountain to reap the rewards of the outdoors. All you need is a good pair of boots, a pack, and a few important hiking essentials. Get ready to hit some incredible hiking trails with our essential hiking tips and hiking gear roundups.

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Find Freedom on the Open Road

The Bearfoot Theory team has over 12 years of van life between us in all different types of vans, and we’re here to show you how it’s done. Learn how to pick the right van for your lifestyle, get inspiration for your van conversion, and learn practical advice and smart solutions to living a more spontaneous lifestyle.

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We will walk you through the entire process of buying a van, planning a conversion, and hitting the road in a van that you absolutely love.

Car Camping and Road Trips

The open road is calling

Tuck into the forest someplace quiet. Set up base camp with views as far as the eye can see. Refuel at the end of the day by the crackling campfire, knowing a new adventure is waiting for you tomorrow. Explore road trip tips and detailed itineraries across North America to find hidden gems off-the-beaten-path.


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