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Ripstop by the Roll: Who They Are, What They Do, And What You Can Make

Ripstop by the Roll started as a hammock company in a spare bedroom. It has since cornered the DIY gear market with custom fabrics. Get the full story here.

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New and Noteworthy Gear: 10 Budget Items that Belong in Your Alpine Quiver

The Budget edition of our Alpine column on gear. It’ll get you through winter and beyond.

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How to: Solo Backpacking, Hiking, and Travel for Women

We interviewed well-traveled women to get the details on solo backpacking, hiking, and traveling. Get out of your comfort zone, enjoy solo female travel.

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New and Noteworthy Gear: 10 Items that Belong in Your Quiver (Alpine 2019)

Our quarterly update on new and noteworthy gear. The Alpine 2019 edition brings you gear to get through those utterly cold summits.

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Camp and Hike Giveaway! $1800+ in Prizes

We have partnered with thirteen incredible brands to give you first-class gear for all your camping and hiking! Win over $1800 in prizes. There will be two winners, First and Second Place. Enter with your email address and first name, and earn many additional entries by sharing with your friends, following participating brands on Instagram,

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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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