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The Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL is a hoodless warm weather sleeping bag.

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The Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL (MSRP $349.95) is a lightweight hoodless sleeping bag that only weighs 20 ounces. Perfect for summer or lightweight backpacking, the Pitchpine is insulated with highly compressible 850 fill power Downtek treated down which is more resistant to moisture and faster drying than untreated down feathers. If you are looking for a highly compressible […]

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Permethrin Pre-treated Camping Tents

The outdoor gear company, Wenzel, has started making family camping tents pre-treated with Permethrin, which repels and kill mosquitos and ticks, including those that carry Lyme Disease. I think this is a fantastic development and hope higher-end backpacking tent manufacturers follow Wenzel’s example and start selling backpacking tents that have been pre-treated with Permethrin. It may […]

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The Campsaver Ultralight 30 Down Sleeping Bag is filled with 10.8 ounces of 850 fill power goose down.

Campsaver Ultralight 30 Down Sleeping Bag Review

The online retailer, Campsaver, has started to manufacture and sell their own branded men’s and women’s mummy bags and hoodless sleeping bags, including the Campsaver Ultralight 30 Down Sleeping Bag, filled with 850 fill power goose down. Priced at just $299.95, it’s an excellent value (see table below) relative to other sleeping bags with the […]

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The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

Northbound hikers on the Appalachian Trail reach the Kennebec River at mile 2037.6 (as of 2015.) This is the widest unbridged water crossing on the trail, 70 yards wide, with a swift and powerful current. As a result of upstream damn releases, the depth and current of the river can surge quickly and unpredictably. One hiker […]

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