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Backpacking Holiday Giveaway! $1400+ in Prizes

Eleven incredible brands, two winners, over $1400 in prizes, one epic holiday giveaway. Get first-class gear for your backpacking kit, and get outside.

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6 Ways to Protect the Environment While Supporting Sustainable Brands

Protect the environment by supporting sustainable brands. Or thrift. Or vote. An in-depth look at how the outdoor industry supports sustainability.

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The Best Outdoor Gear 2019 – Hiking, Backpacking, & Camping Highlights from Outdoor Retailer

See our favorite gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. This will be the best outdoor gear for 2019, coming to you straight from the horse’s mouth.

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Section Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail | Castle Crags to Etna Summit

Section hiking the Pacific Crest Trail requires a plan, and even that might fall to pieces. Read the tale of wildfires in this Castle Crags to Etna Summit section hike.

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Backpackers.com – Our Favorite Water Bottles

We spent months researching and testing water bottles. After much debate, we came up some favorites, regular and insulated. Get your hydration on.

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What is Massdrop & How Does it Work? Outdoor Gear, the Ultralight Community, and More

What is Massdrop? How does it work? We interviewed Massdrop to get the full scoop on discounted outdoor gear, the unique ultralight community, and more.

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Thru Hiking the John Muir Trail | Maps, Permits, Adventure

Thru hiking the John Muir Trail takes planning, grit, and luck. Read Kara Kieffer’s 220 mile journey through the iconic wilderness, and plan for yourself.

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Wilderness Backpacking Gear Giveaway

One lucky person will win more than $650 in gear for the ultimate wilderness backpacking set up. Click for more details on the gear and how to enter!

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Holiday Camp and Hike Gear Giveaway!

One lucky person will win more than $450 in gear for the trail and campsite. Click for more details on the gear and how to enter!

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