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8 Ways to be a Backcountry Chef

8 Ways to be a Backcountry Chef

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

From Eno Team Member, Carolyn Ellison With Spring in the air, our weekends will soon be filled with hammocking, camping, playing in rivers and then when we’re all done…we’ll be hungry. Cooking–or eating rather–is personally one of my favorite times of camping trips. You just can’t get that campfire taste at home. There is an art to cooking […]

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For the Coffee Lover: GSI Outdoors Coffee Products

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

For you, coffee is not merely black; it is not simply a beverage to be had with cream and sugar, no, coffee is a ritual, an affirmation of life, a warm embrace in the morning and a meditation on the flavor of the day to be savored with dessert. For you, only the finest beans, […]

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Gaiters: What Are They, And What Are Different Types For?

Gaiters: What Are They, And What Are Different Types For?

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by the Outdoor Research Team Planning on tromping through frosted peaks after the Polar Vortex, heading out for a hike during this spring’s colossal snow melt or lacing up for an ultra-long trail run? The extra layer of protection from gaiters will help keep your outing a challenging adventure rather than a painful sufferfest. While […]

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Find Energy Everywhere with the BioLite Camp Stove

Find Energy Everywhere with the BioLite Camp Stove

| February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Simultaneously cook food and charge electronics with the BioLite Camp Stove As much as we want to escape electronics when we adventure outside, bringing along a mobile device can be a convenience as well as a safety measure. The question then becomes, how do I keep it charged? Enter the BioLite Camp Stove. This new portable […]

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Lose the Zippers with Sierra Design’s Backcountry Bed

Lose the Zippers with Sierra Design’s Backcountry Bed

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Backcountry Bed Presents New Sleeping Option for Campers Sierra Designs has steered away from the timeless sleeping bag design to create a completely new way for campers to tackle backcountry sleeping with their Backcounrty Bed. Unlike the mummy style sleeping bags, the Backcountry Bed is intended to perform like a traditional bed at home. It has […]

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Tips for Cleaning Your CamelBak

Tips for Cleaning Your CamelBak

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kelsey from ACK Houston give tips on cleaning your CamelBak. “Do you have to clean your CamelBak? Even if you just put water in it?” I’ve been asked about this several times recently and thought I would write a bit about it for our online readers. The answer is yes. Ideally you should clean and air […]

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The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

| January 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

One issue I face when going kayak camping or backpacking is how to bring along my camp chair. I have a Kelty Folding Mesh Chair which I love using on camp outs and tailgates, but at 8 lbs and nearly 3 feet tall when packed down it’s not a truly portable camp chair option. Often […]

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Getting Started Snowshoeing

Getting Started Snowshoeing

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the snow starts to fall and the water turns solid, what’s a paddler to do? Strap on a pair of snowshoes and take a hike! Snowshoeing is a fun wintertime activity that can be either exhilarating or relaxing (and sometimes both), depending on how you approach it and definitely worth giving a try! Why […]

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5 Tailgating Essentials

5 Tailgating Essentials

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

No matter what team you root for, one thing every football fan can agree on is tailgating. Filling up the parking lot outside the stadium with good food, drinks and close friends to celebrate a mutual obsession for your favorite team has become a pregame ritual that is just as much a part of football Sundays […]

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Stay Prepared with the Weekender First Aid Kit

Stay Prepared with the Weekender First Aid Kit

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Spring Store Associate Kelsey Knowlden Emergency preparedness is an important aspect of outdoor adventures that often is overlooked or forgotten. What many people don’t realize is that it doesn’t usually take much. Getting a basic kit like the Weekender First Aid Kit and keeping it in your pack or car glove compartment can prepare […]

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