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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Tripleblaze Contest Winners: June and July

Man, the summer is flying by! It’s going by so fast, in fact, that we forgot to announce our top photo and review contributors for the month of June: Melissa Peacock and James Tracy. And it’s also time to announce our July winners: James Tracy and Tagnrocky. Each winner will receive a $25 gift card …

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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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Trip Report: Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado: Ute Creek

This year’s annual backpacking trip took us back to an area J and I had backpacked in several years ago: the Ute Creek portion of the Weminuche Wilderness.  This wilderness area stretches from Silverton, Colorado over to Del Norte, and is the largest wilderness area in Colorado.  In fact, it’s almost as large as Rhode …

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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 (permitting that you have the time). One of the best hikes that I have found …

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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. Specs The main compartment is where the magic is. Spacious enough for your DSLR and …

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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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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 recreational lifestyles! (Check out a video review of the Ice Mule here.) Quality/Durability The IceMule …

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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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Interview: Caving Resources and Information for the Upper Midwest

We have had the incredible opportunity to correspond with Jennifer Redell, Cave & Mine Specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, about caving activities in the Upper Midwest as a form of recreation.  As caves continue to see more and more activity, her expertise has proven useful in providing us with additional resources and …

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