Bring a tent that's much bigger than you need

Solo Car Camping Tips

I do a lot of solo camping before and after day hikes when I’m up in New Hampshire’s White Mountains for the weekend. It’s a great way to save money, get a good night’s sleep between hikes, and get a little privacy to think. I know a lot of hikers who’d rather sleep in their car […]

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Toaks Titanium Wood Stove

Toaks Titanium Wood Stove

The Toaks Titanium Wood Stove is a can-style wood gas stove that weighs 7.9 ounces and can be used to burn wood on camping and backpacking trips. Technically speaking, it’s an inverted double-wall gasifier stove, basically a can within a can with a pot stand, that burns wood and smoke more efficiently than a single walled can […]

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Climbing Mt Madison via the Howker Ridge Trail

Great Hikes: Mt Madison via The Howker Ridge Trail

There are many trails leading to Mount Madison (5366′), the fifth highest 4000 footer in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and a pyramid-shaped peak of astonishing beauty and grandeur. The easternmost peak in the fearsome Northern Presidentials, it has clear views of neighboring Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Washington, as well as the cavernous Great Gulf Valley […]

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The 25 inch wide Exped SynMat Winterlite Sleeping Pad is very warm and comfortable to sleep on

Raffle: ENTER to WIN a FREE Exped Synmat Winterlite Sleeping Pad

The Exped Synmat Winterlite Sleeping Pad ($199) is a lightweight but luxurious high R-value inflatable sleeping bag (R-Value = 4.9) , that is warm enough for camping on snow, in addition to three season use. Weighing just 18.3 ounces in a 25″ wide (71″ long) model being raffled here, this pad is much wider and more comfortable than […]

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George Cooking Dinner-in the Catskills

Backpacking Stove Safety

Backpacking stoves can greatly increase your comfort and safety on multi-day trips and in challenging weather conditions. There’s nothing like hot food at dinner to warm you up after hiking in the rain all day or hot coffee after sleeping in a shelter after a cold night. However, backpacking stoves can also be very dangerous […]

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