Review: Ezeefit Ankle Booties


When trekking long distances, backpacking, or hiking, I’ll admit that I’ve been one to suffer from pressure points and harmful rubbing on my feet from constant vibration and shifting in my boots. In fact, many of us reading on Tripleblaze have probably suffered from blisters or other ailments at one point in time, or even …

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Outdoor Retailer: Solar Power Going Big

Phone cases with solar panels built into the back... Read our full feature article here.

What’s the tech craze in the outdoor gear industry these days? Well, it seems that solar-powered gadgets are certainly stealing the spotlight! When at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, we’ve noticed an increasing amount of solar-powered devices, solar-power chargers, and solar-power brands emerging. Not only that, but it seems that every show and expo displays more …

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Review: Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet


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 bracelet ranks among the most unique and interesting wrist-wear …

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Collapsible Water Bottles from Hydrapak: A Backpacking/Hiking Solution?


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, or sometimes lighter form.  Hydrapak is working hard to …

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Outdoor Retailer: “Super-Charged” Solar Phone Cases from Secur


Technology of the future? It sure seems that way at Outdoor Retailer 2014! Secur has a new line of solar-integrated battery cases for smartphones in development–and they aren’t afraid to show it! This new technology allows smartphone users to charge their devices anywhere using advanced photovoltaic cells built into a sturdy case that attaches to the …

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Outdoor Retailer: Get Your Gear Fix On! (Day 2)


Every year, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attracts thousands of exhibitors, vendors, buyers, and industry representatives to Salt Lake City for four full days of intense tradeshow interactions. The Summer OR is a place where new brands are often launched, incredible progress is made for existing brands, and investment decisions are made. Not to mention, …

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Outdoor Retailer: SteriPEN’s 2015 Lineup


The Outdoor Retailer Summer 2014 show is certainly underway!  Many companies have begun to unveil new and modified lines of products, including SteriPEN, an innovative brand that specializes in UV water treatment devices.  Here are some of the new updates and details about the current line of products that SteriPEN will officially include in its …

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How to Choose a Backpacking Stove

One variety of canister stove for backpacking sits on the canister itself.

There are probably a few brave and hearty souls out there who just eat cold food or cook over a campfire when they’re backpacking. I’m sure they exist.  For the rest of us mortals, a stove or some way to heat water at least, is a necessity.  But there are just so many options!  Do …

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5 Reasons You Should Give Backpacking a Try

2014-07-21 backpacking

People give plenty of excuses for avoiding experiences like backpacking–and you can see some of those reasons and my arguments against them here.  But if you have even an inkling of interest, then you should try it!  Why? 1. The scenery. Wilderness areas are scenic.  They’re beautiful. There is nothing like seeing wildflowers, bubbling brooks, …

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Review: ENO HouseFly Rain Tarp


I don’t know about you, but I LOVE sleeping in a hammock.  If you’ve yet to try it, I highly suggest that you give it a go!  Although you battle cold air once in a while, I find that sleeping in a hammock becomes more and more comfortable with every night. Even more than hammocking, …

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Roundup: Black Creek Trail Articles and Resources on Tripleblaze


Throughout the past few months, Tripleblaze has been able to develop and publish a variety of articles about one of Mississippi’s best-kept backpacking secrets: the Black Creek Trail.  This 42-mile trail was an unexpected surprise to us as a scenic, remote, and little-traveled route for winter backpacking and hiking in the Southeast. Recently, we’ve made …

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