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7 Halloween Costumes Every Backpacker Already Has Lying Around

October 17, 2015 / Craig Buckley / Gear Reviews

October is my favorite month, no doubt. The long, humid days of summer shorten into chilly autumn nights. Campfires smell better. I get to wear my favorite fleece.  Every hike is lit up golden and red, reinventing familiar paths and making every viewpoint a visual spectacle. There’s pumpkin pie and pumpkin beer and pumpkins to […]

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A Walk in the Woods

September 20, 2015 / Bryan Wolf / Book/Movie Reviews, Gear Reviews

A Thru-hikers Review By: Bryan Wolf The book was amazing! Most conversations begin or end with the book and how the movie did based off those expectations. For my enjoyment, but also the sake of a fair review I decided to look at the movie independently. It seems only fair to separate the two, after […]

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Fall Activities!

August 25, 2015 / Kayla McKinney / Gear Reviews

  By Michela “Songbird” Miller   Fall is just around the corner! While we mourn the passing of another summer, we must remember all the awesome things we can look forward to with the coming of autumn. While Ohio winter is always the harbinger of “the white death”, spring feels like a great flood, and […]

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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

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

by Eli “Shinbone” Staggs 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 […]

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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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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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