Klymit Static V Luxe Inflateable Sleeping Pad

Klymit Static V Luxe Sleeping Pad Review

Klymit’s new Static V Luxe Sleeping Pad is an interesting twist on a luxury inflatable sleeping pad, combining a decadent 30″ width, with a pad that is easy to inflate, and rolls up into a small bundle barely the size of many ultralight weight backpacking pads. It’s also incredibly inexpensive, only costing $89, which should terrify […]

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LL Bean Woodlands Screen House at Dolly Copp Campground

Beginner Car Camping Trip – Lessons Learned

My wife and I have discovered a passion for car camping in the past year and took a five night trip a few weeks back to the Dolly Copp Campground in Pinkham Notch, which is located directly below Mt Madison near Mt Washington. You really can’t get a better location than that: a short stroll […]

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The Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful

Reader Poll: Has Leave No Trace Failed?

Click for Video of the Crying Indian: Keep America Beautiful I hate to say it, but I have a nagging feeling that the entire Leave No Trace movement is dead. DOA. No one except the Boy Scouts of America seems to teach it anymore and the only mention you ever see of Leave Not Trace […]

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Esbit 750 ml Titanium Pot on a UL wood stove

Esbit 750ml Titanium Pot

I have a weakness for ultralight titanium cookware and when I saw the Esbit 750 ml Titanium Mug Pot over the winter, I knew I had to try it  out. I was pulling together a new wood and solid fuel based cook system for ultralight backpacking trips and the size and features of this pot appealed […]

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Mighty Mt Lincoln on the Franconai Ridge Trail

Great Hikes: Franconia Ridge Traverse

The Franconia Ridge Traverse is one of the most magnificent hikes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and one that I never get tired of hiking. Located in Franconia Notch, the route involves climbing four 4000 footers: Mt Flume (4328′), Mt Liberty (4459′), Mt Lincoln (5089′), and Mt Lafayette (5260′) by the Franconia Ridge Trail, which […]

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An innovation to traditional quilt design, the integrated hood helps insulate your head on a cold night. It naturally stays sealed and draft-free when not in use

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 800F Review

There are three things you should take away from this review of the new 24 ounce Sierra Design’s Backcountry Quilt: Sierra Designs has improved on the original quilt concept with a built-in hood that will appeal to backpackers and campers who’ve used mummy bags in the past but want to lighten up their gear. It’s a […]

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