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Eat ’em up! Great Deals on Dog Gear We Dig

There are some great deals to be found on dog camping and outdoor gear this week (as well as good stuff for us humans) – enough that I wanted to write up a post to point some out. Maybe you’re looking for holiday gifts or gearing up for winter adventures; we’re…

Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch Review
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Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch Review

I’m kind of a stickler for following rules in outdoor spaces. I meticulously pick up poop and keep Cheyenne on a leash wherever it is required. It’s not because I’m a huge fan of leash laws but because I recognize that our access to wild spaces with our dogs is…

Whyld River DoggyBag Sleeping Bag
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Whyld River DoggyBag Review

Early this Summer, Rachel Bauman, the founder of the young dog gear company Whyld River, reached out to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse – use the new dog sleeping bag she has designed and let her know what I thought. I jumped at the chance. I’m personally the…

Colorado Trail Part 3: Reflections from the Trail
Hiking and Backpacking

Colorado Trail Part 3: Reflections from the Trail

This past July, I spent two weeks backpacking 100 miles the Colorado Trail with my pointer-mix Bella and my mother.  We spent the majority of the time hiking between Frisco and Twin Lakes, Colorado, and then drove South to complete three days in the beautiful San Juan Mountains outside of…

All Dogs Left Behind
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Sometimes it’s “ALL Dogs Left Behind”

Here at Backcountry K-9, our unofficial motto has been “No Dog Left Behind”. And we’ve meant it. For over a decade we’ve represented gear to outfit your dog for day hikes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing and paddling. Our own dogs have been with us on tops of sand dunes and snowfields,…

EzyDog Summit Pack
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EzyDog Summit Pack Review

We’ve worked with our friends at EzyDog in one capacity or another for the better part of a decade now. We’ve always appreciated their well-thought-out designs in a line of gear that is functional before flashy and competitive in price. So, when we heard EzyDog was redesigning their Summit Backpack…

Colorado Trail Part Two
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Colorado Trail Part 2: Release the Gear Hounds

In part one of my Colorado Trail Series, I introduced the 100-mile trip my mom, Bella, and I are planning next month and talked about our planning process. After deciding on our sections, schedules, and resupply and pick up points, the next step for me was to get my gear…

PooVault Review
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PooVault Review

We recently collaborated with PooVault to do a test and review of their poop bag carrier. My older lab, Huron, is now 14 and I’m not exaggerating when I say she doesn’t make it 40 yards from our house or camper on a walk without pooping. She poops a lot. And, as…