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"Make sure you love it." Melody Badgett on giving more than 1% for the Planet

"If you are not getting out in the outdoors, nature can pass you by. You’ll see it, but you will not really see it. You will know it, but you will not love it. Make sure you love it." Melody Badgett, managing director of 1% for the Planet, loves it.

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Meet Sean: Backpacker, Bartender, Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Sean, our Reviewer of the Month! The Maryland backpacker, bartender, Wilderness First Responder, and Leave No Trace Trainer wins a WhisperLite Universal stove, thanks to MSR, for his helpful reviews.

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6 Reasons to Start at Trailspace

If you're anything like us, you'd rather be outside than shopping. But if you are buying outdoor gear, clothing, or gifts this holiday season, you should start at Trailspace. Here's why.

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Meet Lee, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Lee, our Reviewer of the Month. The South Carolina mountain biker, hiker, and hammock hanger wins a personal light from RTG, plus more outdoor goodies for his helpful reviews.

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Spreading Outdoor Ethics and Lasting Impact: Dean Ronzoni of Leave No Trace

"Most people want to do the right thing. They just don’t always know what the right thing is," says Dean Ronzoni. That's where Leave No Trace comes in.

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Coordinating Trail Crews and Keeping it Wild: Meet PCTA Volunteer and Thru-Hiker Tammy Turner

Coordinating trail crews, favorite gear, the "Wild" phenomenon, and making this planet even better. We talk with Tammy Turner, Volunteer Coordinator for the Mount Hood Chapter of the PCTA.

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Reviewer Dirtwheels Wins $1,100 in L.L. Bean Winter Gear

Congratulations, Lee (Dirtwheels), winner of $1,100 in winter gear from L.L. Bean! For sharing his gear reviews, he wins two 0-degree down sleeping bags and a four-season backcountry dome tent.

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Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win $1000 L.L. Bean Prize

We're gearing up one member for winter with $1,100 in L.L. Bean gear. Review your outdoor gear by Tuesday, October 21, and you're entered to win two sleeping bags and a four-season backcountry tent.

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Meet Jim, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Jim, our Reviewer of the Month. The backcountry skier, hiker, snowshoer, and SAR volunteer wins goodies from MSR, Mountain House, and more for his helpful reviews.

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2 Sleeping Bags + 1 Tent = 1 Happy L.L. Bean Winner

Don't stay indoors and lonely this winter. We're giving one member two 0-degree down sleeping bags, plus a four-season backcountry dome tent for two, all thanks to the good folks at L.L. Bean!

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Win a $1,000 Winter Camping Package from L.L. Bean

Get ready for winter adventure, with the help of L.L. Bean. Review your outdoor gear and you could win a four-season Backcountry Dome Tent and two 0-degree DownTek Mummy bags ($1,100 value).

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Building Trails on Water: American Rivers' Fay Augustyn

Trails don't have to be on land. Fay Augustyn helps communities access, connect to, and protect their rivers through the creation of Blue Trails at American Rivers.

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Win $1,000 in Winter Outdoor Gear from L.L. Bean

We're giving away a four-season Backcountry Dome tent, plus two DownTek 0-degree mummy bags for winter camping, thanks to L.L. Bean. Review your gear and this prize worth $1,000+ could be yours.

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Meet Big Red, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Rick, Reviewer of the Month. The long-time community member, backcountry skier, hiker, and plant prof in Norway wins a Grayl Water Filtration Cup and purifier, Soto spork, and goodies.

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Reviewer Megan Wins $100 Backcountry.com Gift Card

Congratulations to gear reviewer Megan, our final weekly winner of a $100 gift card, thanks to Backcountry.com! And thanks to Backcountry for donating a generous $500 worth of gift cards to our members.

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