National Park Service Fee Free Day: November 11

To honor our Veterans the National Park Service has waived entrance fees for all Americans November 11th. If you know a Veteran, take them out for a hike, or even better: camping. Start planning your trip today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back rate your camp, hike, or cave, leave a comment and share your …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: September 26

Summer is almost over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop now! In honor of National Public Lands Day, the National Park service has waived entrance fees September 26th. Get out there and explore our public lands! Photo: Melissa Peacock. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back …

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Review: Lu Lu Lemon’s Metal Vent Tech Shirt

Staying relatively scent-free is a luxury when backpacking, hiking, and camping. It’s awesome when a shirt is designed to not only help you keep smelling good, but also boast a lightweight, breathable design.  The Lu Lu Lemon Metal Vent Tech shirt gets that done, and more, with sleek performance and design.  Here’s the scoop on …

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Review: GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset

When heading out into the backcountry or frontcountry, food planning, packing, and preparation is always a priority!  For years, many of us have battled with stainless steel pots, non-stick frying pans, heavy mugs, and other kitchenware. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number and quality of backcountry appliances for food …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: April 18-19

Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation in Celebrating National Park Week with an entrance fee free weekend April 18-19th. With 401 National Parks you might be surprised to find a National Park near you. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National Park Service website. When you get back rate your camp, hike, or cave, …

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Review: STRONG & KIND Thai Sweet Chili Snack Bars

Talk about a unique flavor! I know what you’re thinking right now… “Thai Sweet Chili? Woa!” That’s right!  And it’s pretty incredible! In recent years, KIND has grown to be widely known in the “granola bar” world–maybe more properly labeled as snacks and snack bars. With a dynamic business philosophy and an entrepreneurial mindset, KIND …

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Review: Switch Lynx Sunglasses

How many different styles and brands of sunglasses are out there?  The number of options seem endless sometimes… but the brand Switch offers something truly unique that is worth investigating in the world of outdoor optics.  Check it out: Switch sunglasses use a magnetic interchange technology that literally allows you to pop the lenses out …

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Review: Hydrapak Stash Bottle

This summer, I reported on Hydrapak’s line of collapsible water bottles as seen at the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City.  At that time, the Stash bottle was unveiled as Hydrapak’s newest compact water bottle.  This new collapsible water bottle is one of their most unique products, featuring a locking system that will keep …

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National Park Service Fee Free Day: February 14-16

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson singed into law the National Park Service to conserve our most precious natural and historic jewels for the enjoyment generation after generation. Celebrate the gift that keeps on giving February 14-16 in observance of Presidents Day weekend with waived entrance, commercial tour, and transportation entrance fees for all National Parks by hitting the …

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Review: GU Roctane Endurance Gel

Above and beyond normal energy gels, GU has released the Roctane Endurance Gel series after years of testing with thousands of athletes who have engaged in extreme activities and endurance competitions. Roctane Gels are superior to GU’s original energy gel recipes through the addition of new ingredients formulated to add more performance punch. Roctane offers …

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Review: Chaco Holbuck Boots

Known so well for their outdoor sandals, Chaco has now expanded into the realm of boots and other styles of footwear.  The Holbuck Boots are a prime example of Chaco’s innovation and expansion, as one of the first releases in their new series. I’m not going to lie. Immediately, I was a bit hesitant: “Chaco …

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Ideas for Backpacking with Dietary Restrictions

As I deal with an upcoming allergist appointment to determine some food allergies I’ve developed, I’ve started to wonder about backpacking meals and snacks for people with dietary restrictions. Whether you’re a vegan by choice or on a doctor-recommended gluten-free or low-acid diet, planning a backpacking trip suddenly becomes a little more stressful when you …

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