Welcome to the Rugged Resource Lab
We want to make sure everyone can get the most out of each and every adventure, whatever it may be. Here you can find helpful information on anything you need to know before embarking on your next adventure. Need to find the perfect tent to suit your needs? We’ve got a guide. Wondering how to take the best care of your gear to keep it going, adventure after adventure? We can help. So start exploring!
Getting Ready for Your Next Adventure
No one wants to get an hour down the trail before realizing they’re missing that crucial piece of gear, so check out these guides and make sure you’re ready for whatever the outdoors might throw your way.
What should I take with me?
Every Trip Requires Planning.
We’ve put together these handy gear lists and packing lists to get your started on planning your next trip. But, it’s important to remember that every adventure is different and it’s critical that you adapt these lists to suit your particular destination, trip duration, and the weather where you will be. Never take less with you than is needed to be safe given your experience level with the route, the weather, your gear, and your travel companions. Happy planning!
Choosing the right gear can be hard and, with so many options available, research can become overwhelming very quickly. Get started here and save yourself some time. We’ll explain what different features are good for what sorts of activities to take some of the guesswork out of gear buying.
You've probably spent more money than you'd like to admit acquiring your outdoor gear and apparel.The proper care, maintenance, and storage of your gear will greatly extend the life of your equipment and give you more bang for your buck. Check out our guides below to make sure all of your gear is well taken care of!
How can I do my part?
As stewards of this planet we pledge to:
- Encourage volunteerism
- Actively participate in the conservation of nature
- Increase knowledge and participation in outdoor recreation
- Teach and practice responsible use of our planet and its resources
- Provide a positive and encouraging work environment for our employees and affiliates
Here are some easy ways to become a good steward:
Part of Rugged Outdoors’ ongoing commitment to our customers, and our planet, is education and knowledge. Below are a number of links to wonderful organizations that are committed to supporting the environment.
Environmental Defense Fund
Leave No Trace
National Park Foundation
Natural Resources Defense Council
Society for Conservation Biology
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
The Nature Conservancy