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Trailspace News

March 2009

I'm Lost, Help Find Me: A SPOT Gear Test

Bill Straka explains the types of personal locator devices available for the backcountry and tests the SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker in redwood forests, a snowcave, and other locations. Learn about SPOT's features, its true capabilities, and Bill's field testing and evaluation »

Gear Maker Profiles

Read the newest profiles of cottage gear makers in an ongoing series by Tom Mangan:

Brian FrankleBrian Frankle of ULA-Equipment builds backpacks so he can take long hikes. On long hikes, he finds ways to build better backpacks »

Aaron RosenbloomAaron Rosenbloom of Brasslite probably will never get rich selling his little alcohol stoves, but that was never the point. "I made them for myself," says the devoted backpacker »


Happy 8th Birthday, Trailspace

Eddie Bauer returns to roots with First Ascent

National Ski Patrol Issues Warning for all Avalanche Transceiver Users

Recent User Reviews

Aquamira Water Purifier Tablets

Bibler Tripod Bivy

Cammenga Compass

DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-40

Gossamer Gear NightLight Torso Length Sleeping Pad

Gregory Deva 60 pack

Hilleberg Staika tent

Kelty Redwing 2500 pack

photo: Montrail Torre GTX
Montrail Torre GTX



photo: Mountainsmith Tour - Recycled
Mountainsmith Tour - Recycled

La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX mountaineering boots

Montrail Torre GTX backpacking boots

Mountainsmith Tour - Recycled lumbar pack

Outdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger pack

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

Primus EtaPower Pot - 1.7 Liter

Tarptent Rainbow

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Forum Highlights

Too much technology?

Sleeping bag compartment necessary?

Which rain jacket?

My tongue is riding over to one side!

What wild foods do you eat, if any?

Animal encounters

Keeping sanctified in the backcountry

Trip Planning: Jasper to Lake Louise ski traverse

Trip Planning: Gaspe Peninsula

Trip Report: Yosemite mid-February

Join the conversation: all this and much more in the Trailspace forums

Trailspace Blog Hits

The Making of a Carabiner

Consider Resoling Your Footwear

Trailspace on Facebook

Lewis Pugh: Hottest Man

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photo: Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

Warmer weather is on the way. The Trailspace Trail Runner Cap is great for spring runs and summer slogs.

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