Congratulations to long-time community member Bill S, author of April's most helpful gear review. The Trailspace community voted Bill's review of the CamelBak All Clear water purifier the most useful review of the month.
With poetic odes to sleeping bags and stoves, climbing helmets and kid carriers, pee bottles and wet wipes, the nearly 400 entries in our Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest mined the depths of outdoor gear tributes and trials. For their haiku on a tent, bear spray, and belayer's rope, the winners receive $500 to Backcountry.com.
No need to wait till 2013 for the launch of NEMO's inaugural sleeping bag line. This summer, NEMO is sewing about 600 limited edition sleeping bags, including their new Spoon Shape for sidesleepers, an ultralight quilt, and several down-repellent models.
Here are the top outdoor gear haiku finalists, by community vote, from our Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest. Our seven outdoor judges are voting on their personal favorites, and three poetic people will win $300, $150, and $50 to Backcountry.com.
Attention, all poet procrastinators: Wednesday, April 25, is the last day to enter your backcountry gear haiku in our contest. Start voting now for your favorites to determine the top ten community finalists.
We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with a Backcountry Gear Haiku contest. Not only are we giving away $500, thanks to Backcountry.com, but we've rounded up seven top outdoor editors, bloggers, and even a government official as judges to read your poetic gear greatness.
Ever wished for the ear of an editor at a major outdoor publication or a higher-up outdoor recreation official? Now you have them. Meet the seven outdoor judges in Trailspace's Backcountry Gear Haiku contest.
In an attempt to meet a $20-million budget shortfall, the National Park Service will offer animal-human interactive experiences for the 2012 spring and summer tourist season, reports the Department of the Interior today.