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Whether you are journeying on a shorter day hike, or a multi-day backpacking excursion, accessing fresh and clean water is paramount to safely and successfully completing your trip. Although water is so crucial, it is often one of the heaviest items in a backpacking bag. Seasoned outdoors people often bring water filters, water purifiers, and pre-filters to lighten their load while still being able to replenish and refill their bottles. Even though common wisdom dictates that clear water from a running source is generally safe to drink, in the backcountry, pristine spring water can still cause illness and be invisibly...

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Camping is a great way to escape the confines of our concrete jungles and reenergize ourselves through nature. I, like many others, love to take the weekend off and head to the local grounds to fish in the creek or just hear the chirps of birds echoing off the tree foliage. However, I’ve often arrived at the designated camping areas and seen discarded granola bar wrappers, trampled ferns and bushes, and an overall lack of cleanliness. It is sad to see our lack of respect and gratitude to nature for lending us its resources. However, there are steps that we...

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  I know folks who make gourmet meals while camping. Scones, bacon and eggs, even pies. Whether that’s something you like to do or you prefer the convenience of dehydrated meals, you’re likely going to want warm food and hot coffee while out on your adventures. Many people who usually cook on campfires are running into increasingly stringent fire restrictions as a result of historic drought. Investing in a stove will allow you to keep cooking even without a campfire! Stoves are a great item to buy and sell used, as your style of cooking and needs from a stove...

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A good night’s rest is one of the best ways to make your outdoor adventure not only more fun and energized, but relaxing and restorative. Waking up sore or on a deflated pad in the middle of the night? Not what we’re looking for. I’m going to walk you through this essential part of your camping experience —sleep! Like mattresses in general, these items are so personal, that’s why we recommend selling pads that weren’t a great fit for you here with Rerouted, because your “gear fail” may be the perfect fit for someone else! Here are the main kinds...

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Biking, Camping, Environmentalism, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Water Sports -

After picking the perfect location for a scenic outdoor adventure, you might be wondering where you should purchase the necessary gear. While you could outfit yourself (and accompanying party) with gear from a sustainable outdoor clothing company, instead, you should opt to shop here at Rerouted and purchase the gear with stories that our community has put up for sale!  The reasoning for this is simple: used outdoor gear puts less strain on landfills, doesn't further consume natural resources or produce chemical waste, is less of a headache to buy at Rerouted, and it is less expensive at Rerouted than...

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