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Gear Review: Ahnu Montara Boot

August 12, 2015 / Kayla McKinney / Backpacking Prep, Gear Reviews, RRT Adventures

Gear Review: Ahnu Montara Boot By: Kayla “Clover” McKinney I love my Ahnu Montaras. I was immediately attracted to their style and found them feminine yet rugged looking. I got the chocolate chip color, as pictured, but they also come in a variety of other colors. I first got my boots in October of 2014 […]

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Trail Runners Dominate Long Distance Hiking by Eli “Shinbone” Staggs

June 9, 2015 / Eli / Backpacking Prep, Gear Reviews

At RRT, we see a lot of folks looking for a shoe to wear on an assortment of outdoor excursions. From my experience as a long distance hiker I try to sway them towards a non-waterproof trail runner, whether it’s for an overnight trip to the Red River Gorge or a long section of the […]

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Jetboil: Taste Freedom!

June 7, 2015 / Craig Buckley / Gear Reviews

By George Ferree Whether you are a backwoods culinary artist or a trail-blazing, Mountain House munching machine, Jetboil has a new stove that will awaken the gear junkie in all of us. Jetboil has been leading the outdoor industry in self-contained, rapid boiling stove systems for years. These stoves feature an integrated burner and pot […]

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Light Weight Backpacking Series: The Big Four

May 27, 2015 / Eli / Backpacking Prep, Gear Reviews

Defining a light weight backpack varies from hiker to hiker. Some weigh their pack to the gram, often sacrificing the comforts of a heavier pack, while others carry lighter versions of all the gear they like to have in the backcountry. Remember that no approach to backpacking is better than another as long as you […]

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Tent Review: Mountain Hardwear Optic 2.5

May 22, 2015 / Craig Buckley / Gear Reviews

Behold the the Optic 2.5 from Mountain Hardwear! Check out the video below for a preview.         Previous     More Gear Reviews?     Next

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Sea to Summit UltraLight Mats

May 7, 2015 / Bryan Wolf / Gear Reviews

Don’t worry, we’ll test these guys out and get you a full review on the product soon. Until then be sure to check out Sea to Summits full Sleep System options including pads, liners, and sleeping bags. Stop by RRT and check them out today! RRT has a trail shelter in the store to get […]

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Big Agnes: Fly Creek UL1

April 15, 2015 / Eli / Gear Reviews

Purchasing a light weight backpacking tent can be daunting. In my search for a one person tent to carry along my Appalachian Trail thru hike, I came across plenty of options. 2,200 miles of trail later I can confidently say that the Fly Creek 1 was the right choice. See the video link for a […]

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Demystifying the Modern Rain Shell

November 15, 2014 / Craig Buckley / Gear Reviews

By: Goatman Autumn hiking: the trees blazing from inside out, the air purified by chilled winds, the campfire smelling like it should. Autumn seems a beautiful time to spend your time wandering around the woods. And then the rains come. Unlike a nice, refreshing summer shower, the rains of fall don’t play nice. They bite […]

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Trail Food with the Goatman

August 27, 2014 / Bryan Wolf / Gear Reviews

Installment #1: Dehydrated Fruits/Veggies by Goatman I like to eat food. When I go out for a hike and a ramble, burning up calories in the hills, climbing and sweating, I like to eat food even more and lots of it. And so the familiar catch-22 of backpacking presents itself: to have the energy to […]

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“The Everyday Ten Essentials”

August 9, 2014 / Bryan Wolf / Gear Reviews

Your Everyday Gear Written by: Bryan Wolf “The Ten Essentials“, outdoor enthusiasts know these as the ten items that you don’t leave home without. The ten items that give you the best chance for survival in the Great Outdoors. Although lists vary, here is the gist:     1. Pocketknife 2. First Aid 3. Extra […]

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