GSI Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottle Review

If you are anything like me, coffee is a staple in your outdoor lifestyle. Even if you don’t share the same love for coffee, or you are taking a break from the caffeinated life, you may find another use for storing hot and cold beverages when traveling or adventuring.  The GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Vacuum …

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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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National Park Service Fee Free Day: August 25

Photo: carsuek Come celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th Birthday entrance fee free August 25th. The National Park Service is comprised of 401 National Parks across the country. You may be surprised that you are only a short road trip away for a quick weekday adventure. Start planning your trip visit today on tripleblaze.com or at the National …

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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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Review: No Matter What Duffel by Eagle Creek

One thing that seems universal among adventurers is our need to travel.  It’s not to say that we have to travel far away or pack up and move all the time, but there comes a time when are hearts are drawn to GO.  To go somewhere–anywhere–and to enter into an adventure.  It’s in adventure, and …

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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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Review: Tea Drops Tea

I was pleasantly surprised when I got home the other day and discovered a beautiful package waiting for me. I’d agreed to try out Tea Drops.  These little nuggets of tea goodness are designed to take away the hassle of preparing tea, especially at work: getting out your tea ball, filling it, steeping the tea, …

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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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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 brands emerging. Not only that, but it seems that every show and expo displays more …

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Review: Tubbs FLEX ALP Snowshoe

Just because the meteorologist called for a few inches of snow does not mean you have to abandon your backcountry weekend plans. During a recent winter snowstorm that sent the balmy South into a deep freeze we hit the trail to try out the Tubbs Flex ALP Snowshoes on the snowy slopes of the highest …

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Review: Bota Box Wine

Last year on our girl’s backpacking trip, Adelle and I took along two boxes of Bota Box Wine.  We had a Pinot Grigio and the above-pictured Cabernet Sauvignon.  The 500 ml boxes hold three glasses of wine each.  Of course, if you’re drinking out of your handy backpacking mug, those servings might change.  Still, if …

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Review: Nesco Dehydrator

Every year when he went backpacking with us, my dad would comment, “Y’all need a dehydrator.”  Then he’d proceed to tell us about all the things he’d used his dehydrator for in the past. This year I borrowed a dehydrator from a friend to dry some berries and peaches, and it worked great!  Still, I …

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