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Daniel Wins $300 Camp Kitchen from Katadyn, Optimus

Congratulations to member and gear reviewer Daniel Norgan! He won a backcountry kitchen package worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire.

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Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win Kataydn Kitchen

What's your most dependable outdoor gear? Review your gear, apparel, or footwear now through Wednesday, July 30, and you're entered to win $300 worth of great outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire.

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Meet Soleful2001, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Soleful2001, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. For his contributions, the North Carolina backpacker and photographer wins a GoMotion Fusion backpack light and other goodies.

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Filter, Food, Fire: Win $300 of Kataydn-Optimus Gear

Stay hydrated and well fed on the trail this summer, if you win $300 worth of outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire.

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Protecting Climbing Crags: Meet the Access Fund Conservation Team

In addition to the essential gear, climbers also require open, protected climbing areas. Mike Morin and Amanda Peterson help maintain those crags as the 2014 Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team.

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Review Your Gear to Win $300 of Katadyn-Optimus Gear

Review your outdoor gear today and you're entered to win a complete backcountry camp kitchen worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire.

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Win a Backcountry Kitchen from Katadyn and Optimus

From stove to spoon, filter to food, we're giving one gear reviewer all the essentials for a backcountry camp kitchen, thanks to the folks at Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire ($300 value).

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Adrian Turner wins ENO Hammock Hanging Package

Congratulations to community member Adrian Turner! Adrian just won a complete hammock package including hammock, underquilt, fly, bug net, and more, thanks to Eagles Nest Outfitters ($585 value).

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Final Days: Review Gear to Win ENO Hammock Package

Whether it's your favorite (or least fave) backpacking stove, AT skis, climbing rope, kayak, or hard shell, we want to hear how your gear fared. You could win an Eagles Nest Outfitters hammock prize worth $585.

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One Gear Reviewer Will Win $585 ENO Hammock Prize

Review a piece of gear from your gear closet by Sunday, June 29, and you're entered to win a complete hammock hanging package worth $585, thanks to the lounging experts at Eagles Nest Outfitters.

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Meet Daniel Oates, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Daniel Oates, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. The North Carolina backpacker and geocacher wins a pair of Brooks PureGrit 3 trail running shoes, plus a prize pack of outdoor goodies.

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Connecting Stewards with Trails: Meet Libby Wile, American Hiking's Volunteer Director

Libby Wile connects hundreds of volunteers annually with miles of trail projects across the country. In our Q&A, we talk with Wile about her work helping hikers and backpackers give back to the foot trails they love.

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Review Your Gear: Win ENO Hammock Hanging Package

Relax and hang out this summer. We're giving one lucky Trailspace member a complete hammock camping package, thanks to Eagles Nest Outfitters.

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Win a Complete Hammock Hanging Package from ENO

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, June 29, and you could win a complete hammock camping package, thanks to Eagles Nest Outfitters ($585 value).

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G00SE Wins $500 CampSaver Gift Card! (Seriously)

Congratulations to community member and gear reviewer G00SE (aka Jeffery Gosnell), who was selected randomly as the winner of a $500 CampSaver E-Gift Card.

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Last Days to Enter to Win $500 to CampSaver

Next week we're giving one member $500 to gear up for summer, thanks to CampSaver! Review your gear and it could be yours.

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Trailspace Updates: New Brand and Category Pages

With the help of our members, we strive to make Trailspace the best outdoor gear community. Here are some of our most recent developments toward that goal, including new brand and gear category pages.

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Review Your Gear: You Could Win $500 to CampSaver

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, June 1, and you could win a $500 gift card to CampSaver.com for yet more gear.

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Welcome, Ashleigh and G00SE, Our Newest Moderators

Welcome and thank you to Ashleigh and G00SE, our newest community moderators! They join Gonzan, Mike, and Tom D in welcoming, guiding, and assisting community members.

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Win a $500 Gear Shopping Spree to CampSaver

Thanks to CampSaver, one lucky Trailspace member is going to win a $500 gear shopping spree. Yup, $500 to spend on whatever hiking, climbing, running, or camping gear you choose.

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Q&A with Dana Gerschel, Director of the American Alpine Club Library

From the main stacks to the rare book room, the American Alpine Club Library is a mountaineer's treasure trove of beta. Dana Gerschel oversees this alpine info as its Library Director.

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Meet Bentbrook, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, Bentbrook, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. The North Carolina backpacker, geocacher and animal tracker wins an American Alpine Club membership and benefits, plus a prize pack of outdoor goodies.

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Win $500 Gift Card to CampSaver by Reviewing Your Gear

We're giving one member 500 dollars to gear up for summer, thanks to CampSaver! Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, June 1, to be entered.

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Reviewer Bill Garlinghouse Wins Old Town Kayak Package

Congratulations to community member Bill "L.Dog" Garlinghouse! Bill just won a paddling package, including an Old Town kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD ($880 value) for sharing his reviews.

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Last Week: Enter to Win Old Town Kayak, Paddle, PFD

In just one week, one Trailspace member will win a complete paddling package, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, a Carlisle Magic Plus paddle, and an Extrasport Equinox DLX PFD.

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Win an $880 Old Town Kayak and Paddling Package

With three-quarters of the Earth's surface covered by water, why restrict your outdoor adventures to land? Thanks to Johnson Outdoors, we're outfitting one lucky member with a paddling package worth $880!

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Q&A with Winter Wildlands Policy Director, Cailin O'Brien-Feeney

We talk with Cailin O'Brien-Feeney, Policy Director for the Winter Wildlands Alliance, about what it means to advocate for the winter backcountry and the human-powered snowsports enthusiast.

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Review Your Outdoor Gear to Win an Old Town Kayak

Want to get out on the water in your own kayak? Review your gear and you're entered to win a paddling package worth $880, including an Old Town kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD.

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Meet LoneStranger, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, LoneStranger, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. An avid Maine backpacker and cyclist, John wins a pair of Topo Athletic MT trail running shoes, plus goodies from A3, Clif, Innate, Kind, and Trailspace.

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No Joke: Win a Kayaking Package from Johnson Outdoors

Review your outdoor gear now through Tuesday, April 29, and you could win a complete paddling package, including an Old Town Camden 106 kayak, Carlisle paddle, and Extrasport PFD ($880 value).

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Reviewer Ben Rivers Wins Osprey Aether Backpack

Congratulations, Ben! You've won an Aether 70 backpack, thanks to Osprey ($290 value), for sharing your ENO tarp review. Have fun exploring Tennessee with your new backpack.

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Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win an Osprey Pack

What's your favorite or least favorite piece of gear? Tell us about it in a review this week and you're entered to win an Aether 70 or Ariel 65 backpack from Osprey ($290 value).

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Review Your Gear to Win an Osprey Aether or Ariel Pack

Hit the mountains and trails for longer with a pack from Osprey's "bestselling backpacking series on the market." Review your outdoor gear and you could win an Aether 70 or Ariel 65 ($290 value).

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Happy 13th Birthday, Trailspace!

Happy 13th Birthday, Trailspace! A huge thanks goes out to everyone who has been a part of Trailspace since we launched back on March 14, 2001.

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Meet David Drake, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, David Drake, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. An avid Arizona backpacker and multisport enthusiast, David wins a pair of Hillsound crampons, plus goodies from A3, Clif, Innate, Kind, NiteIze, and Trailspace.

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Win an Aether 70 or Ariel 65 Backpack from Osprey

Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, March 30, and you could win your own Aether 70 (men's) or Ariel 65 (women's) pack, thanks to Osprey ($290 value).

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Trailspace Updates: Site Nav, Nonprofits, Mobile, More

Improvements to navigation and the mobile site, charitable contributions to our nonprofit partners, a trip to Outdoor Retailer: Here's what Trailspace has been up to.

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Meet G00SE, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month

Congratulations, G00SE (aka Jeffery Gosnell), Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! An Illinois caver, backpacker, and hammock hanger, G00SE wins a prize pack for having the highest rated gear reviews in January.

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Full Gear Coverage from Outdoor Retailer Winter 2014

In January, Trailspace was on the scene at Outdoor Retailer, where the latest gear, apparel, and footwear for winter 2014-15 was announced. Here's our coverage recap.

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Black Diamond Introduces First Jet-Fan Avy Airbags

Black Diamond has entered the avalanche airbag market with a new technology that uses one of the oldest methods of moving air—a fan. Plus, backcountry leaders on safety gear and responsibility.

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Reviewer Herdingcats Wins Light and Motion GoBe+ Light

Congratulations, Herdingcats! For sharing a review of your Columbia Hells Peak LTR Outdry boots, you've won a waterproof GoBe+ flashlight, thanks to Light and Motion ($299 value).

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BioLite Turns Stoves into Generators and Powers Group Gadgets

BioLite, which makes camp stoves that charge electronics, has two new power products: a BaseCamp stove for groups and a Packable Generator that works with any stove.

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Last Week: Review Your Gear to Win a Waterproof GoBe+

It's the final week to enter to win a waterproof GoBe+ 700 Spot light, thanks to Light & Motion ($299 value). Review your outdoor gear today through Sunday, February 2, and you're entered to win.

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Arc'teryx Hybrid Shells, Vapur After Hours: OR Day 4

Arc'teryx designs hybrid shell jackets and pants for backcountry skiers and climbers. Vapur brings the After Hours beverages. Join us for Day 4 of Outdoor Retailer.

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BD Apparel, Easton Snowshoes, Bergans Ski Touring: OR Day 3

Black Diamond's women's apparel, ski touring from Bergans, composite molded snowshoes from Easton, alpine packs from Lowe Alpine, down hoodies from Rab, fast jackets from Salomon, and a waterproof, ice-gripping Vibram FiveFingers running shoe.

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One-Piece Jacket, Dial-a-Headlamp, Electrifying Gloves: OR Day 3

A jacket made from one sheet of North Face waterproof-breathable fabric, a Princeton Tec headlamp that switches modes with a dial, and new Outdoor Research gloves that include electric heat. Join us for Day 3 of Outdoor Retailer.

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Touchy Headlamp, Performance Down, Spiky Shoes: OR Day 2

A swipe-to-shine Nite Ize headlamp, down-synthetic PrimaLoft blends, spiky IceBug running shoes, and CamelBak packs. Join us for more from Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer.

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Winter Packs, Trail Runners, American Made: OR Day 2

Packs for backcountry skiing, rando, summit pushes, and expeditions. Nano skis and winter trail runners and hikers. American-made bars for dogs, fine mountain wear, and merino wool socks: Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer.

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Origami Stove, Rocket Snowshoes, Toasty Rain Coats: OR Day 1

An origami-inspired stove, a snow saw with built-in avalanche hazard analysis tools, a carbon fiber snowshoe that weighs less than a paperback, and insulated down-filled rain jackets: more action from Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer.

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Cooking without Fire, Lightest Ski Helmet: OR Day 1

Cooking without fire, the lightest snow sport helmet, an AT boot that automatically switches from walk to ski mode, a new packraft, plus insulation and footwear. Check out some highlights from Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer.

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