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Cascade Mountain Tech Cork Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles Review

Cascade Mountain Tech's Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are ultralight three section flick-lock poles priced under $50.

Cascade Mountain Tech’s Cork Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles are three-section, carbon fiber trekking poles that weigh just 15.4 ounces per pair. Priced at less than half of what Black Diamond or Leki carbon fiber poles cost, they’re an exceptional value if you’re looking for a lever-lock (also called quick-lock or flick-lock) style …

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Snowshoeing the Raymond Path on Mt Washington’s Eastern Flank

Rick and Philip at the start of the Raymond Path

The Raymond Path runs along the eastern flank of Mt Washington linking the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, the Huntington Ravine Trail, and the Old Jackson Rd. It’s a very pretty trail with a few challenging water crossings, but easily missed, since it’s surrounded by so many famous and challenging landmarks and …

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Katadyn BeFree Water Filter Review

Katadyn BeFree Water Filter

The Katadyn BeFree Water Filter is a hollow-fiber water filter, like the filter included in the Sawyer Squeeze and Sawyer Mini Water Filter Systems, but with a MUCH FASTER flow rate. How fast? I can filter a liter of water in 30 seconds with it, so real fast. While the BeFree …

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Top 10 Backpacker Recommended Backpacking Tents-2017

Top 10 Backpacker Backpacking Tents - 2017

What are the best backpacking tents recommended by backpackers? We surveyed 600 backpackers to find out what tents they use and their top picks include the Big Agnes Copper Spur, the Big Agnes Fly Creek, the MSR Hubba Hubba, the REI Quarter Dome, and the REI Half Dome, among others. We found …

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Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 15 Review

Sierra Designs Backcountry Down Quilt

The Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 15 is a down quilt rated to 15 degrees that combines all the advantages of an ultralight down quilt with a hood, ideal in colder weather when you need extra thermal protection for your head. The unique hideaway hood on this Sierra Designs Quilt is magnificent in the cool weather …

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