January 16, 2015

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Choosing/Loading Your Backpack

Whether you are carrying an internal or external frame pack, you should load it with balance and the convenient location of gear in mind. A few basic packing principles apply to both styles of packs. Protect your sleeping bag. Internal frame packs have a special sleeping bag compartment in the bottom. External frame packs have […]

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January 7, 2015

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Hiking Boots Tips

Choosing Hiking Boots Your enjoyment on the trail rests literally on your feet. Nothing can end a great outdoor experience quicker than painful blisters, pinched toes or even injuries caused by inappropriate hiking boots. (The comfort, fit and construction of appropriate footwear can also add to your margin of safety in rugged terrain.) Here are […]

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November 20, 2014

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First Aid

The farther from the beaten path you venture, the more prepared you should be for a medical emergency. Always carry a first-aid kit designed for the type of trek and the number of people in your group. A variety of first-aid kits are available for day hikes, family camping trips or backpacking treks. Kits should […]

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April 24, 2014

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Low-Impact Hiking and Camping

Cooking Carry in, carry out. Before you hit the trail, repackage food into reusable containers. When empty, the containers can hold waste until you can dispose of it properly. Pack everything that you carry into the backcountry back out with you. In bear country, protect wildlife, your food supply and yourself by storing rations securely. […]

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March 3, 2015

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Backcountry Access Stash OB Snow Backpack

Hit the sidecountry with your Backcountry Access Stash OB Snow Backpack. This 976 cu in pack will keep your shovel, probe, skins and water organized and ready. It will carry a snowboard vertically, or skis in an a-frame or diagonally. The freezeproof hydration system with Outlast sleeve is included and aims to keep your liquids […]

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March 3, 2015

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Columbia Beacon II Technical Daypack

Built for comfort and functionality, the Columbia Beacon II Technical Daypack can take you from town chores to wilderness trails and back again. Made from lightweight polyester, this 28 liter pack is treated with Omni-Shield to resist rain and stains. A padded back panel and ergonomic shoulder harness offer comfort and support while carrying a […]

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March 3, 2015

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Filson Womens Northern Quilted Vest

Brand new to the Filson line, the Filson Northern Quilted Vest for Women is an extremely versatile, lightweight insulated jacket with feminine quilting and contoured seams. Price: $100

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March 3, 2015

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Gravis Vector Backpack

Gravis Vector Backpack Price: $48.95

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March 3, 2015

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Columbia Kids Ice Maiden Lace Snow Boots

Like a shooting star in her own winter fairy tale, the Columbia Kid's Ice Maiden Lace Snow Boots give her the flair to streak across a winter wonderland like Falcor in the Never Ending Story. This petite and stylish boot displays sophistication for the Queen that just might save the Ice Castle. Indulging her fantasies, […]

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