Outdoor Retailer Gear In Review – Boot Spotlight

One of the types of gear I always keep an eye on is Boots. As technology is constantly changing so are the boots that we put on our feet. This years featured boots are built with some awesome new technologies, lighter, and a little more fashionable than in years past. Here are some of my favorites from the show.


#AdventureMonday 8/18/2014


Welcome back to another #AdventureMonday We have some awesome submissions this week. If you would like your photo featured simply tag your photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #hikingthetrail. You may also submit photos by emailing them to photos [@] hikingthetrail.com


From one Adventure to Another



The storm from Outdoor Retailer is starting to disperse and life is getting back to a normal swing. August and September have been and are going to be the busiest months for me so far this year. August was Outdoor Retailer and September has the epic social adventure Hell Hike and Raft.  Outdoor Retailer was an experience that is hard to put into words. It is something that you just have to go and experience. What can only be described as a whirlwind of gear in every direction. A proverbial gear geek candy shop. There are quite a few things I would do differently the next time that I go.  Here are my top 5! (more…)

Outdoor Retailer Gear In Review – Technology Spotlight

Technology was everywhere at OR. Tents, Packs, Shoes, and of course solar products were all being highlighted. I have picked a few of my favorite tech products that stood out.


Coghlans introduces their Portable Power Pack. A 6000 mAh battery that can be charged by crank, solar, or by USB. This power pack can charge most small electronics as long as they can be charged by USB. Things like phones, cameras, headlamps, gps devices, and smaller tablets. A great device for car camping or even for the emergency prepper.

August 2014 Golden Boots Blogger Awards Announced


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