GearTrade Reviews and Business Model, In-Depth Interview

We interview GearTrade COO Rob Reinfurt about the used gear business model, customer service, and how people use the website for crazy deals on outdoor gear

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Meet Big Outdoors, A Cottage Gear Online Retailer

Our philosophy is, if you’re a seasoned outdoorsman and you know a lot about the outdoors, you can go to our site and know there’s quality products on there. Inversely, if you know very little about the outdoors and just need some stuff you know will be good, you can go to Big Outdoors and find a couple options that will work.

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The State of Cottage Gear: Interview with EnLIGHTened Equipment

“Backpacking gear is a series of tools, not a goal in itself.”

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Kickstart the ONE8Ø Light, the Full LED Band Headlamp

ONE8Ø Light aims to disrupt the headlamp industry with a full LED band headlamp. Fully funded on Kickstarter, ready to go. See the product and interview.

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Andante: To Play Cello on a Mountaintop [interview]

Playing cello on a mountaintop combines the beauty of music and nature, essential qualities of Andante, a short film. Interview with the creators.

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Journey Anywhere with Adventure Archives [Interview]

A lot of the beauty of the time out in the wild is just being immersed in it during a backpacking trip. It doesn’t have to be a big name park, as long as you’re sleeping outside.

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Custom Backpacking Signs: Interview with Phillip Ouellette of Trailsigns

When I’m not sure how to proceed, or I’m worried about money or I start to obsess about the future of my business, I have a rule: go make something.

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Establishing a Backpacking Blog: Interview with Hartley Brody of the Adventure Blog

Our interview with Hartley Brody goes inside the making of of a new backpacking blog. Find tips, advice, and a great resource here.

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Jill and RT on Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail [interview]

Backpackers.com — A long thru-hike is a daunting goal. Weeks, if not months, out on the trail, night after night, pushing your body and mind to the limit. Injury, stress, and loneliness often come in waves, forcing many to the edges of understanding and patience. But that struggle is part of the wonder. That’s what so […]

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A Wolfdog’s Best Friend: Loki the Wolfdog and Kelly Lund, Interview

Loki the Wolfdog is charming. We got in touch with his best friend, Kelly Lund, to discuss epic adventures and how necessity breeds inspiration.

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