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NY Times: Throw a Backyard Party Guide from Wirecutter

We love backyard entertaining and cooking so much that we once spent four days straight just testing grills, enlisting The New York Times's Sam Sifton to help us cook 40 pounds of burgers, barbecue, and whole chickens. From Bluetooth speakers to patio furniture, here’s what we think you need to do summer right.

See the full guide from Raphael Brion on New York Times' website here.

Raphael Brion cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants prior to becoming a food editor over 10 years ago.


May 3, 2022

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In the end, I go to the woods to discover myself, to find out more about who I am and who I want to be.

Jennifer Pharr Davis
Hiker, Speaker, Author


Sawyer Picaridin Continuous Spray is our pick for the best all-around bug spray. This long-lasting product repels mosquitoes and ticks for up to 12 hours while warding off biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies for up to eight hours.

Brandon Fralic


Gear is a necessity for a thru-hike (historically, my ancestors traveled the trails with less, but nowadays equipment is vital).

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