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long distance hike with dog

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Considering a long-distance hike with your dog?

My guide-dog, Tennille and I have trekked more than 6,000 miles together and have completed five thru-hikes throughout the United States. We’ve found that long-distance hiking is a very enjoyable experience if done correctly. But before you head out, there…

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Get to Know the 2021 Summer Dream Team

Therm-a-Rest’s 2021 Summer Dream Team shares their favorite backpacking gear and what drives their life of adventure.   It’s that time of year again, and we are stoked… introducing the 2021 Summer Dream Team! As always, selecting the team from…

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Oberon 0 Degree Sleeping Bag in the snowy Washington backcountry

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The Better Sleep Guarantee

At Therm-a-Rest our opinion is that nobody works harder than us to help you sleep better when you head outdoors.  When you climb into one of our sleeping bags we think you will agree. We know that our line of…

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ultralight backpacking gear

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The Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Gear Checklist

Experienced backpackers know that weight matters. Trimming down your backpacking gear checklist to the ultralight necessities takes some ingenuity. You can get crazy counting grams and shave the plastic off of your toothbrush, or you can make smart upgrades to your…

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wildflower trail at naches loop Janelle-Walker

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7 Best Wildflower Trails and Spring Hikes

As spring unfolds with summer hot on its heels, the unfolding warmth transforms a harsh frozen trail into a beautiful wildflower trail. The United States’ expansive range of climates and terrain showcases thousands of blooming meadows bursting with color.  Each…

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eco friendly backpacking

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5 Tips for Eco-Camping

In the last year the number of people participating in outdoor activities spiked as seasoned and new adventurers alike looked to break the monotony of quarantine measures. More people camping and experiencing the beauty of wild spaces is wonderful, but…

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