Must Read Outdoor Blogs for 2019

A roundup of words to inspire your love of the outdoors!

By Jane Marshall


I’ve been a professional writer for over a decade. The stories I love to write most are ones that take me to our planet’s wild and natural places. The ones that draw me to new experiences and out into mother nature. When I’m deeply involved in an outdoor adventure, there are certain moments that gleam, little jewels of experience that shine so bright they must be shared. It’s these moments I bring home and write about — so we can share in the great inspiration that nature provides.

This is the great challenge for writers: To use words to recreate the beauty and awe we’ve experienced, transforming sacred moments from a singular pursuit into a story for everyone.

I’d like to connect you to some great blogs to inspire your own pursuits.

And guess what?

Campers Village proudly carries the brands that create these inspiring stories. These are cream-of-the-crop companies with a huge vision. They produce the world’s most trustworthy gear, and provide opportunities for us to engage with our primal environment.

Let’s check them out!


1. prAna Stories

prAna is a lifestyle brand with a subtle hippie vibe — and essentially sums up my style. prAna clothes are ideal for travel, yoga, and everyday living. prAna focuses on using sustainable materials and giving back to the community.

What prAna believes:

“Our mission is to inspire healthy, active, and free-spirited living.”

Here’s a post I LOVE about five strong surfer women traveling to the Middle East.

And the fully story:

Middle East Surf Girls Trip


2. Outdoor Research Verticulture Blog

Outdoor Research is what I call a ‘pure’ company. It was founded by a scientist-adventurer out of the need to create reliable gear for adventures deep in nature. This Seattle-based company satisfies the needs of outdoorsy people.

Watch this cool 2 minute video about the founding of Outdoor Research:

Looking for technical tips? Check out the following blog categories:

And for a sweet look into outdoorsy culture, check out the Outdoor Research Mountain Life category.


3. Patagonia Blog: The Cleanest Line

Patagonia makes some of the best outdoor product on the planet. This company has a strong passion to protect the places where we play.

“We’re in business to save our home planet.” Their mission is clear and true. Read more about Patagonia’s history here:

Patagonia Company Info

Be sure to watch 180° South. Here’s the movie trailer:

Patagonia’s blog is called The Cleanest Line, covering topics from activism to trail running.


4. Camp Therm-A-Rest Blog

Therm-A-Rest created the first self-inflating camping mattress back in 1971. Therm-A-Rest knows how to make camping comfortable! They also tell great stories and know what it means to love being outside. This year, for ski and snowboard season, they rounded up a 2019 Winter Dream Team of athletes to share their snowy tales.

Happy reading everyone. May 2019 be filled with your own unique adventures!