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X-Treme Hiking: Climbing Banff's Via Ferrata
posted Aug 26, 2014 by Greg Heil
If you've ever wanted to take hiking to the next level but didn't want to go so far as technical rock climbing, Mount Norquay in Banff, Alberta has just the ticket: the brand-new Via Ferrata. Italian for "iron road," the Via Ferrata in Banff takes its cues...
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Outdoor Retailer: Solar Power Going Big
posted Aug 25, 2014 by AJ Heil
What's the tech craze in the outdoor gear industry these days? Well, it seems that solar-powered gadgets are certainly stealing the spotlight! Enerplex backpacks with innovative solar technology built into the packs themselves... When at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, we've noticed an increasing amount of solar-powered devices,...
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Review: Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet
posted Aug 20, 2014 by AJ Heil
On the outside, it may look like a simple paracord bracelet... but when you look closer, an incredible array of survival equipment is literally at your fingertips with the Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet.  Boasted as "the most complete wearable survival kit" on the market, this...
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Collapsible Water Bottles from Hydrapak: A Backpacking/Hiking Solution?
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Hikers and backpackers of our world are always looking for ways to save space and shave ounces from their gear.  Not only that, but we have generally become much more focused on purchasing and possessing items that will provide the same quality in a simple, smaller,...
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