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Guide to Hammock Styles and Designs by Derek Hansen

Tentsile Stingray

Single. Double. Triple. Bridge. Gathered end. Spreader bar. With all the different styles and designs of hammocks available, choosing the right one can be confusing, particularly if you’re intending that hammock for a specific purpose, such as a thru hike on the AT. I’ve tested and seen just about every …

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Hiking to Georgiana Falls in Franconia Notch

Georgiana Falls is a 60 ft Waterfall located in Franconia Notch, White Mountains

The Georgiana Path leads to two waterfalls in Franconia Notch, the lower and the upper Georgiana Falls on Harvard Brook. The 60 ft upper falls are a worthy destination and quite impressive after a rain. It’s located 1.3 miles up from the Georgiana Falls Path Trailhead off Rt 3, just …

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Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works Marcy 20 Quilt Review

The Mid Atlantic Moutain Works Marcy 20 is a tapered UL backpacking quilt that can be opened in blanket mode.

The Mid-Atlantic Mountain Works (MAMW) Marcy 20 is a 20 degree 850 fill power down top quilt with an innovative side cinching system that blocks side drafts without the awkward and easy-to-lose strap systems used by other quilt makers. Owned by Jared Bebee, MAMW makes a variety of quilts ranging …

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Ragged Mountain Intervale Gaiters Review

Off-Trail Snowshoeing in Deep Powder on Cave Mountain, White Mountains

Ragged Mountain’s Intervale Gaiters are designed for winter hiking, snowshoeing or XC skiing. Made with soft supplex nylon pack-cloth, they’re super breathable, water-resistant and lightweight, nothing like heavy mountaineering gaiters, Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters for instance, that you need to wear to protect your lower legs and pants from being speared or …

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Readers Choice Hiking and Backpacking Gear Awards – 2016

Thousands of readers provided input for this year’s Readers’ Choice awards which are based on reader recommendations collected during the reader surveys, gear raffles, and articles we publish year-round. Want to have your voice heard? Be sure to participate in our bi-weekly reader surveys and sign up for the weekly newsletter so …

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