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.
Numerous things can go wrong when you are camping and sometimes it’s completely out of your control, but other times it’s your own mistakes that can ruin your trip.
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.