At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Every week we’re rounding up camping and outdoor news, along with stories you might have missed from The Dyrt Magazine and around the web. This week, we also feature a beautiful Grand Teton National Park camping review from an explorer on The Dyrt. Check back to see if your review is featured next week!


Here at The Dyrt, camping season never ends. But the official start of summer last week has us all feeling pretty psyched. Our campground database is exploding with new campground photos and reviews, and another monthly contest is about to wrap up. (If you haven’t gotten in on the fun, start reviewing campgrounds and win free outdoor gear!)

We love seeing all of your camping adventures on The Dyrt, like this recent graduate who camped across 11,000 miles and 26 states for only $1,500. (Her budget camping tips might inspire you to do the same.)

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So many of you are out there pitching tents, hiking trails, and spending quality time with your loved ones outside. So let’s get you caught up on the news and stories you might have missed while relaxing around the campfire:

What You Missed From The Dyrt Magazine

  • If you’re one of the millions of Americans who work remotely, this outdoor tech makes it easier to work from campgrounds. (We hope you find time to unplug, too.)
  • We love seeing fancy van build outs on Instagram. But do you really need all the fancy features when for your campervan conversion?
  • The author of The Lady Dirtbag’s Guide to Freedom shares stories and backpacking tips from when things didn’t go as planned.

Outdoor News + Stories We’re Reading

  • Benny the dog has been trained to sniff out shark fin, bear gallbladder, and firearms. Can you guess who he’s working for? [Seattle Times] 
  • A 25-year-old man rescued a drowning boy in Sequoia National Park last week, but he tragically didn’t make it out himself. [SF Gate] 
  • Ticks and the diseases they carry are on the rise, and climate change is to blame. [Sierra Magazine] 
  • This husky found a lost hiker in Alaska and guided her back to safety. [Adventure Journal] 

Stories From Our Brand Partners Who Love Camping, Too!

  • Trusted Camp Stove maker, Primus, is cohosting Fjall Raven Classic — a three-day journey through the Colorado mountains — which kicks off tomorrow. Here are 5 more ways you can get outside and make new friends this summer.

From The Dyrt Magazine Archives

Van Life Test Drive: 5 Campervan Rental Companies in the PNW

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You might love the freedom of living and camping in a van. Or you might hate the cramped quarters and the nights sleeping in Wal-Mart parking lots. These campervan rental companies allow you to find out if the lifestyle is right for you.

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Campground of the Week: Shadow Mountain, Dispersed Grand Teton National Park Camping

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Image from The Dyrt camper Max B.

“Does waking up to Teton views, colorful wildflowers, and the chorus of all types of birds sound up your alley? Well, this is the place! Just outside Grand Teton National Park in Bridger-Teton National Forest, these sites are a little quieter and a little more spacious than the hustle and bustle below. They are first come, first serve and no amenities, but the experience makes up for it.” — The Dyrt Camper Katherine B. on her Grand Teton National Park camping experience.

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  • Britany Robinson

    Britany Robinson

    Britany is the Managing Editor of The Dyrt. She's been a writer ever since she can remember, and her first literary accomplishment was having a poem about a panda published when she was eight. The anthology was definitely a scam to get her parents to buy a bunch of anthologies, but she's still pretty proud of her panda poem. When she's not at her computer, she's (hopefully) outside, hiking or camping with her dog.