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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Ultralight Water Purification

Ultralight Hiking and Backpacking by Allison Nadler

Click to see Ultralight Hiking and Backpacking on Presi The benefits of ultralight backpacking and carrying lighterweight gear aren’t limited to overnight backpacking trips, but can also benefit day hikers. There’s a huge overlap in the type of equipment, clothing, gear and skills that backpackers and day hikers require on hikes, especially when peakbagging big […]

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Summit of Mt Flume (right) and Mt Liberty, 1.2 miles north

Mount Flume and Mount Liberty via the Flume Slide Trail

Mt Liberty and Mt Flume are two 4000 footers in the Franconia Notch region of the White Mountains that are usually climbed together because they’re 1.2 miles apart along the same connecting ridge. Hiking them together is so common that people often refer to the hike as climbing “Fliberty“. The most easiest way to climb Liberty and Flume […]

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Sea-to-Summit Head net with Insect Shield

Sea-to-Summit Head Net with Insect Shield

I wear a Sea-to-Summit Head Net with Insect Shield when I hike and backpack during bug season. When coupled with a wide-brimmed hat like my OR Sentinel Brim, wearing a head net is far more comfortable and effective than coating my ears, head, chest and shoulders with DEET insect repellent. I’ve tried several head nets over […]

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