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LL Bean Microlight UL 1 Person Tent

Enter for a Chance to Win a FREE LL Bean Microlight UL 1-Person Tent

The LL Bean Microlight UL-1 (MSRP $299) is a single person double-walled tent that weighs 1 pounds and 14 ounces, including an inner mesh tent, aluminum poles, and exterior rain fly (but no stuff sack bags or tent stakes). It is easy to squeeze into narrow or small campsites, making it a good option if you camp in heavily forested […]

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Salt Palace Signs - Salt Lake City

Outdoor Retailer 2016 – New Backpacking and Hiking Gear Roundup

I was out at Outdoor Retailer last week checking out the new backpacking and hiking products that consumers will see in late 2016 and early 2017.  This is a huge trade show attended by 1400 gear manufacturers and 46,000 attendees, all industry professionals from retail buyers and the outdoor media to guides and yoga instructors. […]

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Philip Werner on Mt Chocorua

My Independence Day

I quit my corporate job six years ago today. Up till then I’d told myself that I could put up with all the bullshit “for the money,” but it was eroding my soul. I needed to hike my own hike and follow own my moral compass instead of killing myself to make the quarterly revenue goal […]

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The price drops when more people sign up for a deal

Massdrop and How it Benefits Cottage Manufacturers

Massdrop is an online retailer that sells niche products to enthusiasts at a discount. If you’re not familiar with them you should sign up on their website and check out the member deals that they’re offering. They’re one of the few retailers that sell ultralight backpacking gear at a good discount. Most UL cottage manufacturers don’t […]

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