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PARA’KITO Mosquito Repellent Gel and Sports Band

September 13, 2017

A natural and mess free way to keep mosquitoes away! The folks at PARA’KITO have a special combination of natural essential oils that they have developed along with a patented slow-release technology that help create a bubble around you, masking the scent of your breath and body so that those nasty mosquitoes can’t find you. […]


AgStandard Almonds

August 16, 2017

Nutrient dense and filled with B vitamins, almonds are a healthy and delicious snack. And the almonds from AgStandard are some of the best. Sourced from farms in Central California, the almonds are slow roasted with kiln dried almond wood for a naturally deep smokey flavor. No oils are used in the roasting process and the nuts are […]


ToughTested Ranger Noise Control Earbuds

August 15, 2017

These earbuds are tough. Actually, they are ToughTested! The Ranger model is a durable set of earbuds that is built to withstand all that you throw at them. The cords are made out of Kevlar (yes, Kevlar, as in bullet proof vests!) and a braided nylon, making them very strong. Plus they are a good 4 […]


Crunchies

August 15, 2017

Got the munchies? Get Crunchies! Crunchies are freeze dried fruit and veggies. Plain and simple…and just delicious and healthy. Nothing is added – no preservatives, sugar, nor colorings. Only the best, ripest produce is sourced directly from the farmers, and Crunchies believes in traceability so you can check exactly where the ingredients in your bag came from. For example, […]


Alpen Optics Wings Compact Binocular

August 14, 2017

All the better to see you with my dear! And see you will with the Wings Compact Binocular from our friends at Alpen Optics. We tested model #598, and we think you’ll be as impressed with them as we are. They have a magnification of 8X with high quality ED (Extra-low dispersion glass) and HD […]


Shanti Bars

August 14, 2017

A raw bar worthy of endorsement by Olympic Gold Medalist, Hope Solo! Yes, Shanti Bars are this soccer star’s performance bar of choice, and it’s easy to see why. Made with plant based proteins and a boat-load of superfoods like spirulina, chia and hemp seeds, acai, and cacao, these organic, gluten-free, vegan bars have 220-250 calories and 7-17 […]


Zero K Cooling Wipes

August 7, 2017

Keep your cool…with Zero K Cooling Wipes! For those science nerds out there, you’ll recall that zero degrees Kelvin is the coldest possible temperature, hence the name Zero K to get you in the mindset for absolute coolness. The summer sun can leave us hot and sweaty, so the Zero K disposable wipes will be just what […]


Doctor Will Bars

August 3, 2017

Boost your Will power with Doctor Will Bars! These bars are loaded with nutritious, super food ingredients that give you solid, sustained energy and no blood sugar spikes. We found them to be a moist, flavorful peanutty bar with surprising bits of pumpkin seeds, flax, coconut, cherries, cranberries, and puffed rice for a touch of crunch. […]


Birds of the Pacific Northwest

July 28, 2017

Know what an aerie is? No, not the clothing store, but in birding circles, it’s a cliffside nest, usually from a bird of prey. You can learn about this and much more with the Birds of the Pacific Northwest by renowned bird experts Tom Aversa, Richard Cannings, and Hal Opperman. This book is filled with beautiful photographs […]


Haida Gwaii: A Guide to BC’s Islands of the People

July 21, 2017

Discover the wildly rugged islands of Haida Gwaii with Dennis Horwood’s Haida Gwaii: A Guide to BC’s Islands of the People. Formerly known as Canada’s Charlotte Islands, Haida Gwaii is an isolated collection of about 150 islands and is teeming with natural beauty from the broad sand beaches to the sandstone cliffs to the temperate rainforests. Horwood poetically describes […]


Clakit StrapPack

July 20, 2017

Clip it with Clakit! The folks at Clakit have some handy accessories to make your next hiking trip more accessible. The key is their namesake product, the Clakit Clip, a patented clip system that securely attaches pouches and bags to the strap of your backpack or anything with a strap. This adjustable, plastic clip fits […]


SoLo Energy and Nutrition Bars

July 19, 2017

Oooo these are good and good for you, too! Besides the yumminess of the SoLo Energy and Nutrition bars, what sets these bars apart from others is the fact that they trigger a lower glycemic response, which translates into more steady energy and less blood sugar spikes and crashes. You may recall that glycemic index (GI) […]


Hiking Washington’s History and Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities

July 14, 2017

Girl power: in 1876, Clara McCarty was the very first graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. Just one of the many nuggets of information packed in these two books by Judy Bentley: Hiking Washington’s History and Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities. Hiking Washington’s History weaves historical highlights and slices of what life was like for both […]


HydraPak Stash 1L

July 12, 2017

Just slightly bigger than the size of a hockey puck and yet it can hold a whole liter of water! The Stash 1L from our friends at HydraPak is a collapsible bottle that fits into the palm of your hand when not filled. The rigid top and bottom allow the bottle to be free standing […]


Search and Rescue Survival Guide Series

July 10, 2017

Designed by experts for professionals, but a valuable resource for everyone. The National Association for Search and Rescue has teamed up with the folks at Waterford Press to bring to you the Search and Rescue Survival Guide Series. These pocket size guides, Basic Navigation for Search and Rescue and Survival and Essential Knots for Search […]


Hidden Garden Cookies

July 6, 2017

Cookies and veggies?! Don’t cringe, they taste good! Actually, you don’t really even taste the veggies in the cookies from our friends at Hidden Garden. These little bite sized sneakies are gluten free with no preservatives, artificial flavours or colors. Available in four flavors, each contains a hidden vegetable: Chocolate Chip with Pumpkin (our favorite!), Gingersnap with Butternut Squash, Cocoa Cherry […]


HEROCLIP

June 8, 2017

Need a helping hand? Then you need HEROCLIP! Formerly known as Qliplet, this innovative item will soon be an indispensable one on your next TrailblazerGirl adventure. Invented by a mom (aren’t those moms smart!) after training to summit Mt Rainier and realizing she needed an “extra hand”, she came up with a 3-in-1 clip, swivel, and hook […]


Yumami Popped Nori Chips

June 6, 2017

A new kind of yum! It’s the Yumami Popped Nori Chips! They’ve got the crunch that you’re looking for when you reach for that bag of regular chips, but these are so much better for you. Silver dollar-sized, thin rice cakes with some corn, flax seed, quinoa, chia seed, nori (AKA seaweed), and a touch of […]


Bushcraft First Aid

May 30, 2017

Hopefully you will not have need of the information in this book…but it is valuable information that every TrailblazerGirl should know. Bushcraft First Aid by wilderness experts Dave Canterbury and Jason Hunt is aimed at preparing you for those times when you or someone you’re traveling with is injured and professional medical help is no where […]


Papa Steve’s No Junk Raw Protein Bars

May 26, 2017

Lot’s of no’s with this bar…and that’s a good thing! Papa Steve’s No Junk Raw Protein Bars have no refined sugars, no gluten, no soy, no GMO, no wheat, no corn, and no junk. Phew! Just wholesome, raw ingredients like cashews, almonds, blueberries, coconut, hemp seed, and puffed brown rice. They are handmade with a shelf […]


Good Zebra Spirit Animal Crackers

May 25, 2017

Not the animal crackers of your childhood! Good Zebra Spirit Animal Crackers are a grown-up version of those boxed treats. Described as “embracing the beauty of black + white (nothing shady)” like its namesake animal, Good Zebra is free of processed ingredients and refined sugar, instead they are sweetened naturally with organic honey. Three flavors, […]


Skout Backcountry Organic Trail Bars

May 24, 2017

Inspired by the Pacific Northwest. The folks at Skout Backcountry were motivated to create an energy bar that was as “honest and real as the wilderness itself”. We think they’ve succeeded with their gluten free, vegan friendly, nonGMO organic trail bars. With no refined sugar, this is pure nutrition loaded with delicious flavor. Choose from: Apple Cinnamon, Almond Blueberry, […]


Backpacking 101

May 11, 2017

Your resource guide to hitting the trails! Backpacking 101 by Heather Balogh Rochfort is a thorough handbook outlining everything you need to know to enjoy a backpacking adventure. Chapters include: Mental and Physical Preparation, Navigation, Setting Up Your Camp Kitchen, Backcountry Hygiene, and Emergency Situations. Rather than specific brand recommendations, Heather expertly provides you with questions or things […]


GoMacro MacroBars

May 4, 2017

Healthy, wholesome bars with an added bonus…all this month, GoMacro will be donating 10% of net proceed of their Peanut Butter MacroBars to Farm Sanctuary. Look for the blue round sticker on specially marked bars to help support this wonderful nonprofit that is dedicated to rescuing abused farm animals. You may recall that GoMacro brings us delicious bars […]