Outdoor Retailer: Solar Power Going Big


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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Review: 12 Survivors Fixed Blade Knife


Knives are an absolutely essential piece of gear, but when I saw¬†the 12 Survivors Fixed Blade Knife for the first time, my first reaction was one of skepticism. ¬†”A fixed blade knife, in plastic packaging, made by a survival company?” … Continue reading

Trip Report: The Cathedral Spires, South Dakota


When passing near the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Needles east of Sylvan Lake is easily one of my favorite locations to stop and hike! ¬†In fact, it would be a shame to not stop in the Black Hills … Continue reading

Review: Hama Katoomba 150L Vario Side Sling-Bag


Just looking at the Katoomba 150, you can tell there is more than meets the eye. This DSLR camera sling bag offers a sturdy build from quality materials combined with a clever design, making it perfect for your next adventure. … Continue reading

Trip Report: Weekend Warrior Visits Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas


Have you heard the phrase “not all National Parks are created equal?” A few times when I’ve mentioned my bucket list ambition to make a stop at each one, this has been said. I hate to admit it, but I … Continue reading

Trip Report: Enchanting Adventures at Enchanted Rock


In the heart of¬†Texas stands a rock formation with adventures for almost all of the outdoorsy types, carrying with it a bit of folklore as well. Enchanted Rock lies in the middle of hill country, 15 miles north of Fredricksburg … Continue reading

Review: IceMule Classic Cooler


Overview The IceMule Classic is an adaptable leak-proof cooler for outdoor enthusiasts. ¬†Whether you are heading out on the rivers of Wisconsin, camping at a state park in Georgia, or off-roading in Colorado, the IceMule suits a variety of different … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading