With thousands of knots it’s tough to decide what ones are important to know. Someone on a sailboat is going to answer much differently than someone who is climbing a mountain. Luckily, the knots used when camping work perfect for tasks around the house.
Campfire cooking can make or break your trip. Let’s face it, everyone loves a good meal, and when you spend the day outdoors, that good meal becomes the pinnacle of camp life...
When the seasons change and the weather has you more inside than out, it’s time for a getaway. What are your options in the winter? You can rough it and sleep in a tent, which I will opt for in optimal conditions, or you can get fancy...
Summer and the warm weather that goes along with it may be over but that doesn't mean you have to retire your house for the year. Make your next outing a little bit more comfortable...
Everyone and their mom is moving into a van - everywhere you go there are sprinters and sweet VW buses and smiling people spilling out of them. And it seems for good reason - the type of life that comes with it is very attractive...
Washington is blessed to have so many climbing areas in close proximity to the Seattle metro area. Vantage, Index, the Exits, Leavenworth and Mt. Erie are some, just to name a few...
Coffee roasting used to be widespread, and many households would roast their own on a regular basis. With the rise of modern conveniences, most people now buy stale coffee in stores. But you don't have to....
Ferro rod is referred to as the ultimate emergency fire starting device is because it is impenetrable to all weather and has an extremely long lifespan...
Shelters come in all shapes and sizes with the most important being the home we live in. Creating a home away from home will provide safety, security, and comfort...
Back in 2015, the UCO #TrashTag Project started and encouraged the public to clean up litter. Nearly 4 years later, the #TrashTag Project has made a major comeback...
Avoid crawling out of your sleeping bag, scavenging for firewood, and battling the cold while camping. Learn how to build a the self-feeding fire.
One of those chores is preparing and purifying water. Filters, chemicals, and boiling are all great options, but boiling trumps them all.
The 5 W's to help you stay safe in the wilderness.
Simple steps you need to know for campfire safety.
Learn the survival priorities to make sure you are staying safe on your next adventure.
Our guide to headlamps helps you understand power, fit, brightness and projection to help you know what to buy.
Know these tips. There are a few, "outside the box", tricks that anyone at any skill level can use.
It is difficult to distinguish every plant and tree in nature. Dan tells you which plants to use to start a fire.
Do you need this item in your kit? Survival Instructor Dan Wowak gets real helps you improve your kit in 3 minutes...
Even if you only follow some of these tips, you'll see a major boost to the battery life of your devices on your next camping trip!
Creating a sustainable fire is the challenge, it’s the need, and it’s the want to be near something we can’t live without.
Fire is at the core of human existence as it provides warmth, utility, and comfort. Enabling us to cook food at camp, keep warm on a cold night, and purify water; learning to start a fire is essential.
Mountaineering isn't always about charging for the summit, so take your time and stop to smell the roses. Aidan talks about a recent trip up Mt. Adams.
A Photo Collection from Colton Jacobs of a recent splitboarding trip around Bend, OR.
Gemina Garland-Lewis got her start in the outdoors at a young age. Thanks to her parents' guiding hands, she's pursued a rich life full of outdoors experiences. Here's to Mom and Dad!
Kathy drops in to talk about a life on-the-move, and how she's settling in to the crossroads between a climbing life and a professional life.
Aidan covers the NORRA Mexicana, an off-road race through Baja that is renowned for thrashing vehicles. Especially a 30 year old van.
Otis and Aidan head off to catch the elusive 'Super Bloom' in Death Valley National Park.
Otis' latest hiccup has left Aidan in central California, but that suits Aidan just fine.
Gemina Garland-Lewis sails to the tip of the Baja Peninsula from Santa Barbara, CA.
UCO President Graeme Esarey is pissed off at the way Utah government handles public lands like Bears Ears National Monument.
Vol. 1 of our series with Aidan Klimenko and his VW Syncro as they travel together across the Americas.
The UCO Gear Creatures of the Night crew headed up to Gold Bar, WA for some night climbing & camp vibes.
Nominate a world changing organization on instagram and win some gear and money for the organization.
We’re so eager to introduce the brain child of UCO + Steven Reinhold, the #TrashTag project. Here’s how it came to be:
Noted survival expert Dave Canterbury shares his 10 C's for survival at the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show.