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Time to Upgrade- A Father and Daughter Backpacking Trip Gear Review

By Leah Guill | September 17, 2020

Carey’s Summer Backpacking 2020 How does today’s quality backpacking gear compare to what was available just a decade ago? Having taken a bit of a hiatus from the outdoors, I have a garage full of what should be solid equipment to put to the test against all the goodies you can buy today. We spent…

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Chirp Loud with Birdie Personal Alarm

By Leah Guill | September 2, 2020

Here at Practical Travel Gear we support healthy, fun and most importantly safe travels. With all the planning for food, accommodations, activities and transportation, personal safety shouldn’t be something you have to plan ahead for. Birdie is a small, slim designed personal safety alarm that can attach to any bag, belt loop, key chain, dog…

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Royal Robbins Wows with Hempline

By Leah Guill | August 5, 2020

Royal Robbins continues to be a favorite clothing line not only in our own home but for our readers. New to our closest and hopefully on your “to buy” list, is the Women’s Hempline Pant and the Men’s Hempline Short Sleeve. These are 2 of 4 of the Hempline for Royal Robbins and we hope…

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Two New Go-Tos: PackTowl and Platypus Duolock Soft Bottle

By Leah Guill | July 29, 2020

With the world in chaos due to COVID19, I have been seeing an uptick in the adventures my friends and families are taking. This also rings true in our own house. We are trying to explore as much of our state as safely and as much as our mental health needs. We have added two…

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Oboz Men’s Sawtooth II Boots

By Leah Guill | July 27, 2020

My new Oboz Sawtooth II boots came in the mail the night before my first backpacking trip in four years. I sat there staring at the new lightweight wonder boots and my old school leather indestructibly and heavy clodhoppers. Well, this was the last time I was going to do much with my daughter before…

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Outdoor Research Mens Trail Mix Snap Pullover and Next To None TEE

By Chris Guill | July 19, 2020

Summertime in the outdoors here in Idaho is my favorite time of the year. With nearly unlimited activities available within just a few hours, the hardest part is picking what to do next. Now that both of our boys are old enough to start really adventuring we have a full calendar this summer. To get…

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Therm-a-rest Vela quilt for cozier travels

By Amy | July 14, 2020

‘Tis the season for road trips, car camping, and local escapes! If your travels will have you cuddling up with a partner or family member, Therm-a-rest’s Vela double quilt needs to be packed in your car, camper, or tent! This extremely packable and lightweight double-sized quilt is the perfect addition to the campfire, backseat of…

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Patagonia Regenerative Cotton Lightweight Tee

By Leah Guill | June 18, 2020

It’s time that you and I become part of a movement that provides comfortable clothing and takes back our planet. Patagonia is providing just that with their ever growing environmentally friendly practices and company ethos. New to their impressive lineup is the Regenerative Organic Cotton apparel line. THIS IS A TEST 800+ organic farmers have…

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This One’s for the Dogs! Kurgo Loft Bench Seat Cover

By Leah Guill | June 12, 2020

Who’s ready for a road trip? With plane travel not as appetizing as it was 6 months ago, families like ours are ready for adventures on the open road and with our favorite pooch as our copilot. Kurgo has a vast selection of gear to keep your car and your K9 safe while rocking out…

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Patagonia: Women’s Tamangito Pack 20L

By Leah Guill | May 27, 2020

Are you ready for a pack that can travel both locally and worldwide? The women’s Tamangito Pack 20L from Patagonia is just the pack I would suggest. The Tamangito Pack is as functional as it is beautiful. Constructed from recycled Nylon, the exterior of the pack is sturdy. The shoulder straps are slimmer, for a…

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