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Jason Booth

Jason lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife, Suzie, two boys, and their black lab, Cheyenne. They spend nearly every spring, summer, and fall weekend at their camper in Wisconsin's glacier-carved Kettle Moraine area. Jason has been an avid backpacker since his first trip to Glacier National Park in college. Backcountry trips these days tend to be a bit shorter with kids in tow and Cheyenne leading the way but adventure-filled nonetheless! When Jason isn't relaxing outside, he works as a web-based software developer. He and his family are planning a relocation to Colorado Springs in 2019 to continue their adventures in the mountains.

Run Race Database

The Dog Race Database – An Interview with the Creator

We recently were introduced to The Dog Race Database, the work of health research psychologist, runner, and dog-lover, Bethany Merillat. Bethany’s research has resulted in a very extensive database of dog-friendly walks, runs, and other races. We were blown away by the amount of work that went into this project and couldn’t…

Turtle Fur Good Dog Bandana
Product Reviews

Turtle Fur Good Dog Bandana Review

We were recently contacted by Turtle Fur to give them some feedback on their new pet product, the Good Dog Bandana neck gaiter for dogs. We put it to use on not just one dog but two! What Is It? The Good Dog Bandana is a high visibility neck gaiter…

Deals We Dig This Week

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

UPDATE 11/21/2018 – Most of these deals have now expired with the exception of the Backcountry coupon that was extended through today and the Mountainhouse deal that is still active. See our Deals page for current deals! There are some great deals to be found on dog camping and outdoor…

Ruffwear Knot-a-Hitch Review
Product Reviews

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
Product Reviews

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…

All Dogs Left Behind
Adventure Lifestyle

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
Product Reviews

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…

PooVault Review
Product Reviews

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…