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My Medic MyFAK

July 27, 2021

Organization on-the-go! MyFAK from the folks at My Medic is the ultimate first aid kit for the serious backpacker. This compact pack has an inordinate amount of supplies for treating a variety of emergency situations on the trails. You’ll find over 100 quality first-aid and trauma supplies from the usual items like bandages, antiseptic, OTC […]

Washington State Parks Bucket Journal

July 20, 2021

On a road trip to visit some of Washington’s State Parks? Then we found a template to help you make your vacation plans! The Washington State Parks Bucket Journal is a spiral notebook with individual pages for the 140 state parks, heritage sites, and recreation areas in the Evergreen State. The book is divided into […]

Flowfold RFID Blocking Vanguard

July 12, 2021

Thin, lightweight, yet super secure! Our friends at Flowfold have created a wallet that is just what you need when you embark on your TrailblazerGirl adventures. Constructed out of an innovative material which combines the high performance material used for the sails of racing sailboats plus an additional four layers of reinforced fibers and mylar, […]

Falcon Guides: Best Hikes Vancouver

July 7, 2021

Explore the lands of the Coast Salish peoples in Beautiful British Columbia. Falcon Guides: Best Hikes Vancouver features a variety of hikes through the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of these First Nations people that lived in the area before Europeans arrived. Published in June, this second edition by local guide, Chloë Ernst, covers 41 of […]

Falcon Guides: Best Hikes Seattle

July 6, 2021

Live near the Emerald City or traveling there soon? Then you must get the recently released Third Edition of Falcon Guides Best Hikes Seattle. Whether you’re looking for a view of the city skyline along the Alki Beach Trail or a view of the wildflowers on the trail to Surprise Lake or the epic views […]

Falcon Guides: Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle

July 6, 2021

Get your hike on! The new Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle from the folks at Falcon Guides is a super pocket guide to exploring the area around Washington’s most populated city. Published last month, the second edition of this book covers 20 trails in the Seattle area ranging from Lakeridge Park’s 0.8 mile out-and-back, urban […]

Hello! I’m Ugly Upcycled Fruit

June 29, 2021

Snack ugly! Our friends at The Ugly Company strives to prevent food waste by taking “ugly fruit” or fruit that is destined to be thrown out because it is misshapen, bruised, too small or too big, and transforms this perfectly edible fruit into healthy dried fruit snacks. Hello! I’m Ugly Upcycled Fruit is all natural and […]

Eat the Change Mushroom Jerky

June 21, 2021

Planet friendly jerky! Yes, that’s right, planet, because our friends at Eat the Change have a Mushroom Jerky that is good for you and good for the planet. Here are the company’s planet-based commitments: USDA certified organic; 100% plant/fungi based; support biodiversity by avoiding the 6 crops that represent more than half of all agricultural […]

SNACKLINS

June 14, 2021

Crunch, crunch! Our friends at SNACKLINS have a healthy snack that is 100% vegan. Filled with flavor and originally conceptualized as a “meat-free pork rind” (yes, they do look a bit like a thin pork rind!), these innovative crisps are made with yuca, mushrooms, and onions. If you’re not familiar with yuca (AKA cassava), it’s […]

Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington

April 29, 2021

Step out and smell the roses…the Rosa nutkana or Nootka roses, that is! In Peter Stekel’s Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington, you’ll find trails that will lead you to the Rosa nutkana, a wild rose native to Western North America, as well as many other wildflowers. The book shares 40+ hikes in 9 Western Washington […]

Impact Snacks

April 27, 2021

Snack for change! Our friends at Impact Snacks are shaking up the snacking industry with their Superfood Bars. These bars taste good and are convenient to fuel you on your TrailblazerGirl hikes, but the real kicker is that they reclaim 250% more carbon emissions than they create and they use biodegradable wrappers and post-consumer waste […]

Washington Off the Beaten Path

April 5, 2021

Get travel tips from a local. Megan Hill, a travel writer based in Seattle, shares some insider knowledge of the Evergreen State in the tenth edition of Washington Off the Beaten Path. The book divides the state into 6 regions: Washington Coast and Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound, North Cascade and North Central Washington, South Central […]

Kalahari Crisps and Biltong

March 9, 2021

Chips with no carbs…as long as they are the Kalahari Crisps, air dried beef chips, and good news, their Biltong is also free of any carbs! No familiar with biltong? Described as a cross between dry-aged beef, jerky, and prosciutto, it’s a dried, cured meat snack popular in South African countries. The folks at Kalahari use […]

Solely: Fruit Jerky

February 22, 2021

Flat fruit? Our friends at Solely have mastered the art of a healthy, easy-to-eat snack with their Fruit Jerky. This flat strip is made with just a few clean ingredients or dare we say, made “Solely” with organic fruit, and they have packed a lot of fruit in each strip. There’s a whole piece of fruit […]

Hiking Washington

February 9, 2021

Time to hit the trails! The recently updated book, Hiking Washington, by Oliver Lazenby is your guide to discovering the hiking trails of the Evergreen State. Seventy-eight hikes are featured and fall into one of 5 geographical areas: North Cascades, South Cascades, Northeast Washington, Southeast Washington, and The Olympic Peninsula. A handy Trail Finder list […]

Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You

January 20, 2021

Explore the outdoors responsibly! The recently released, Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You, by Rob and Haley Nelson, is a guidebook on how to “survive random acts of nature”. The catchy title and illustrations give you a hint as to the tone that the writers take in this entertaining and informative book. A combination […]

Trail Tested

January 13, 2021

Here’s the ultimate resource guide for your next long-distance hike. In Trail Tested by Justin Lichter, AKA Trauma, each page is jam-packed with information, photos, and engaging stories. Clocking over 35,000 miles of hiking a variety of trails throughout the world, Trauma shares his extensive experience with the reader, in hopes of saving you time […]

Top Hike of 2020

December 2, 2020

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 2020 features in the Hike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…Off the Farm Protein Bars, the delicious, square bars that come in some yummy flavors, all […]

Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon

November 25, 2020

Soak away your stresses…in nature! Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon, the just released book from Jeff Birkby, will help you find the perfect geothermal getaway. The book is divided into 8 geological regions, 4 in Washington and 4 in Oregon, cataloguing 39 hot springs that range from secluded natural pools like Juntura Hot Springs located […]

Baleaf Fleece Mountaineering Pants

November 19, 2020

Winter warmth and coziness! Those smart folks at Baleaf have you covered for your winter TrailblazerGirl adventures with their Fleece Mountaineering Pants. We all know that layering is the key to staying warm in the cold weather, but sometimes those layers make you look bulky (who wants that?!), plus it’s difficult to move. With the […]

BlenderBottle Prostak Expansion Pak

November 16, 2020

Stack some snacks! With the BlenderBottle Prostak Expansion Pak, you get 3 containers to pack all the munchies you need to keep you going on your next mountain trek. An extra large 250cc jar fits two handfuls of baby carrots. The 150cc jar is just right for a serving of nuts, and with the 100cc […]

Owala Twist

November 16, 2020

Twist and shout! With the Owala Twist bottle, you’ll be twisting and shouting for joy with this leak-proof bottle. With a quick half turn of the lid, you’re on your way to hydration that stays cold for up to 24 hours thanks to the triple-layered, vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottle. A handy, hidden carry loop makes […]

Urban Hikes Washington

October 14, 2020

Crisp air and fall colors invite an outdoor adventure, and we have the book for you! Urban Hikes Washington by Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood presents forty urban hikes that showcase the Evergreen State’s diversity. They roughly define an urban hike as a marriage between hiking trails and travel with hikes that are in a […]

Built Bars

September 21, 2020

Chocolate covered nutrition! The folks at Built Brands have created some pretty amazing protein bars. They are loaded with protein (a whopping 17-19 grams), but somehow they have figured out a way to keep the sugar low (only 4-5 grams) so the calories are also low (130-180 calories). There’s also 6-7 grams of fiber and […]