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Chomps

July 8, 2019

A different kind of jerky. It’s Chomps, a jerky stick that is made with healthy, 100% grass-fed meat. That means that you’ll have quality meat that is humanely and sustainably raised, free of nitrates, nitrites, hormones, and antibiotics. Each stick has 9-10 grams of protein, less than 110 calories, and as an added benefit, they’ve replaced […]

Women Who Hike

June 10, 2019

Get inspired and go for a hike! Heather Balogh Rochfort’s latest book, Women Who Hike, is a collection of stories from 20 women with impressive credentials as modern, adventurous outdoorswomen. Each chapter highlights a different women and outlines their favorite trail with the essentials like location, elevation, length, difficulty level, and insider tips. Beautiful pictures […]

Old Trapper Beef Jerky

May 30, 2019

It’s all about the beef! From a small roadside grocery store back in 1969 to a major operation sold throughout the country, it’s easy to see why this jerky has grown in popularity (impressively, it’s the country’s second-largest beef jerky manufacturer!). Thick cuts of lean steak are seasoned and smoked over a wood fire in […]

Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts

May 3, 2019

How about a hike to a fire lookout? In Amber Casali’s book titled, Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts, you’ll get the scoop on 44 of these buildings that were essential in the early detection of fires in forested areas, as well as a brief history of these structures in the Evergreen State. For each lookout, she […]

Nui Cookies

April 29, 2019

Sweets without the guilt! No, it’s not an oxymoron, it’s Nui Cookies! Here at TrailblazerGirl, we have a big sweet tooth, but we know the processed sugar that’s found in most cookies isn’t healthy for us. With Nui, we can get a cookie that is made with no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners, yet […]

Split Nutrition

April 1, 2019

A classic combination simplified! The folks at Spilt Nutrition are making it easy to get that much loved dynamic duo of childhood lunches – peanut butter and jelly – in a single serving snack pack! For the on-the-go TrailblazerGirl, pop one of these snack packs in your pocket or backpack, and you’re set with a […]

KRAVE Gourmet Beef Cuts

March 20, 2019

Not your typical jerky! KRAVE Gourmet Beef Cuts are thick pieces of meat that are just so tender and flavorful. They come in a variety of flavors, and we tried their newest flavor, Cracked Peppercorn – a little spicy, a little garlic-y, a little sweet, and a lot yummy! You won’t find any nitrites or […]

FITS Medium Hiker Crew

March 18, 2019

We introduced you to FITS several years ago, and those Light Active Socks are still going strong, so we were excited to check out their Medium Hiker Crew socks. First off, they feel great, both inside and out – super soft and cushy. A topnotch sock, especially with hiking boots, since the entire sock is […]

Sierra Summits

March 11, 2019

Explore the Range of Light with Matt Johanson in his recently released, Sierra Summits. The book divides California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range into five geographic sections: Lake Tahoe, Central Sierra, Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and Eastern Sierra. The 50 hikes are outlined with photos, a stat summary (distance, time, difficulty, permits, etc.), […]

Pizootz Peanuts

February 28, 2019

All the flavor without the mess! Yep, Pizootz Peanuts pack a wallop of flavor, but what’s striking about these peanuts is the fact that they are not coated with that seasoning. They are actually infused with the flavor. That’s right, infused. Pizootz Peanuts are boiled in a marinade of all-natural, GMO-free ingredients, then using a […]

Alyssa’s Healthy Cookies

February 27, 2019

Little bites of yumminess, and as the name says, they are healthy for you! That’s right, Alyssa’s Healthy Cookies are healthy with no added sugar, no preservatives, and no trans fats. Plus they are gluten free, low in net carbs, low in calories, high in fiber, and use only non GMO ingredients. They are loaded […]

Real Food Bars

February 19, 2019

Real food and nothing else…that’s the aptly named, Real Food Bar! With a base of organic cashew or peanut butter, some pea protein is added to bump up the plant based protein to a whopping 15 grams. This type of protein is easily digested and filled with excellent branch-chained amino acids (BCAAs) which are essential […]

Brami Lupini Snacks Mini Packs

January 22, 2019

From one of the winner of 2018’s Top 3 Finds in the Hike category, comes BRAMI Lupini Snacks in new mini snack size packs! Yep, those Miracle Beans with all the same great benefits: high protein, high fiber, low carbs (zero net carbs thanks to the fiber!), gluten free, probiotic, and loaded with minerals like manganese, […]

Vooray ACE Backpack

January 9, 2019

Everything’s coming up roses! Our friends at Vooray make quality, durable bags that are reasonably priced – you won’t find a bag over $85, even for the big weekender duffels! Choose from a wide selection of super cute prints and solids in five styles: backpacks, duffels, totes, fanny packs, and crossbody bags. We tested the […]

Top Hike of 2018

December 4, 2018

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2018 reviews in the Hike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… BuckWHAT! Noshes, a relaunched version of those yummy, buckwheat-based snacks that have no added sugar and […]

Thunderbird Real Food Bars

November 21, 2018

Hailing from the Lone Star state are a some bars that give you a healthy alternative to the usual energy bars. Thunderbird Real Food Bars are loaded with 100% all natural fruits, nuts, and seeds. No added sugar – that means no real sugar, artificial sugar, honey, agave, corn syrup – no sugar. Period. They […]

Protes Protein Snacks

November 14, 2018

High protein chips and popcorn? Yes, please! Our friends at Protes came up with the genius idea of loading our favorite snack foods with protein. This is high quality protein from whey protein isolate for the popcorn and pea protein isolate for the chips. Both products are gluten free and use only non-GMO ingredients. The […]

That’s it. Fruit Bars

November 13, 2018

Love fruit? Then you must try That’s it. Yep, the name says it all. These fruit bars are made with fruit, pure and simple. Containing 2 non-GMO fruits, apple plus another fruit, and no preservatives or added sugar. That’s it. So soft and chewy, each bar provides you with two servings of real, whole fruit and […]

Creative Snacks Almond Clusters

November 7, 2018

If you’re nuts about nuts (like we are!), you’ll love Almond Clusters from our friends at Creative Snacks! This is a company with a multinational crew of people that create foods that are made by hand in their bakery with “clean ingredients, much care, and plenty of love”. The Almond Clusters come in 5 flavors with […]

BeeFree Warrior Mixes

October 31, 2018

Feed your inner warrior with BeeFree Warrior Mixes! Warrior Mix is the creation of a resourceful mom who wanted to find gluten free, dairy free, grain free foods for her oldest son who is fighting the battle against autism. Made with wholesome ingredients like nuts, seeds, and honey, these mixes are a sort of soft […]

KIND Snacks

October 25, 2018

Yippee, some new yummies from our friends at KIND! We introduced you to KIND last year – the company that brings us delicious, healthy snacks with a kindness component. They’ve added some new flavors to their already impressive collection of bars and snacks. Here’s what we tasted: Dark Chocolate Strawberry and Dark Chocolate Banana in […]

E&C Snacks Heavenly Hunks

October 9, 2018

Gotta get a hunk…a Heavenly Hunk from our friends at E&C Snacks, that is! These little square bites are well…heavenly! They are concentrated tidbits that are deliciously moist and chewy with wholesome rolled oats, coconut, cane sugar, sorghum flour, and other real ingredients like white chocolate, dark chocolate, and cranberries. Just the right amount of […]

Wūru Sports Wool

October 4, 2018

Wool. Great for sweaters, socks, blankets, and…preventing blisters? That’s right, blisters! Wūru Sports Wool is a highly effective way to keep you blister-free on all your TrailblazerGirl adventures. Wūru (pronounced woo roo) is the Māori word for wool, and not surprisingly, this wool hails from New Zealand, known for having quality wool and wool products. […]

Windward Jerky

September 14, 2018

Island-inspired jerky! The folks at Windward Jerky have some delicious jerky that you are going to want to take on all your TrailblazerGirl adventures. They offer 4 flavors: Gaia (peppered garlic herb), Alaka’i (island teriyaki), Island Arc (spicy guava), and Crossroads (sweet chili stout). Each one is cultivated around a story; for example, Alaka’i (our […]