Archives for March 2015

Park Employee Receives Citation in Wake of Last Week’s Mountain Lion Attack

Glacier National Park Employee Cited in Mountain Lion Attack In the aftermath of last week’s fracas that involved a mountain lion attacking a park employee’s dog in Glacier National Park, a park employee has been fined for not controlling her pet properly. The ordeal led to a park ranger (who was also one of the […]

Save Big on the Gregory Baltoro 75 Pack at REI!

As we mentioned yesterday, now is the prime time to do your shopping for summertime outdoor gear at REI. With REI dividends being sent to members everywhere, the company is bustling with the best deals of the year on all types of backpacking and camping equipment. Of course, most of these deals necessitate that you’re […]

REI Dividends are Here!

Claim Your 2015 REI Dividend Today Every year in late March, REI members look forward to receiving their dividend from their purchases in the past year. These dividends amount to approximately 10% of the value of the eligible purchases a member has made at REI (both in-store and online) in the last calendar year. This […]

5 Best Sport Sunglasses for the Great Outdoors

The Best Sunglasses for Backpacking and Camping When you’re out in the wilderness, your eyes are definitely going to need extra protection – both from the sun and the elements. If you head into the backcountry without a solid pair of shades to safeguard your eyeballs, you will be making a huge mistake. When outside for […]

Cotopaxi Wants to Save the World with Outdoor Gear, and You Can Help

Cotopaxi – Gear for Good You’ve already heard of brands like Tom’s Shoes and Warby Parker Glasses that promote good causes while selling quality, popular products. Well, now the outdoor industry has its own feel-good retailer, Cotopaxi, who just finished raising $6.5 million in Series A venture capital funding to launch their brand of socially […]

Mountain Lion Killed in Glacier National Park After Attacking Dog

Park Ranger Shoots Mountain Lion in Glacier National Park Last Saturday, a Glacier National Park Ranger shot and killed a mountain lion near the employee housing area in West Glacier after the enormous cat attacked an employee’s dog. Around 5:00 PM on Saturday, a park employee let her dogs out of her car, and after […]

Sleep Like a Baby this Summer with the Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad

If you’re on an extended backpacking trip, few things are more important for your well-being than getting a good night’s sleep in the outdoors. If you want to keep your energy levels up so that you can keep charging hard day after day, you need to be well-rested and able to sleep comfortably in a […]

Goal Zero Teams Up with Gregory to Create Solar-Ready Backpacks

Goal Zero and Gregory Bring You Solar-Ready Packs Goal Zero has been making a big name for themselves in recent years with their innovative line of solar-powered products that make life in the outdoors just a little bit more environmentally-friendly and efficient. The company has been creating a wide range of products designed to harness […]

Check Out this Terrifying Bear Encounter (Video)

Man Stalked by Bear in Saskatchewan Have you ever had an encounter with a bear? We have a large collection of stories about encountering bears in the backcountry on the site. While most of the time seeing a bear can be a cool and majestic experience, sometimes bear encounters get downright terrifying. In the video below, […]

5 Cheap, Essential Survival Items

When you’re out in the wilderness, the most important thing of all is staying safe. Hopefully, on all of your backpacking and camping trips, you come well-prepared and equipped to take on all possible elements you may encounter. However, even the most experienced mountaineers in the world can run into problems at times, and if […]