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Winter Backpacking Gear List

Winter Backpacking Is Expensive Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly testing and accumulating all of the gear necessary for winter backpacking and climbing, primarily in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which are less than a 3 hour drive from my home. This winter, I’ve been mainly doing …

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Long Trail Gear List: Section Six

Here’s the gear list for my last major section hike of The Long Trail, a 4-day, 50 mile backpack from Johnson, VT to the Canadian Border. This gear list weighs a bit more than those from my late spring and summer hikes because the weather up north is getting a …

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Choosing the Right Camping Shelter

Hennessey Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym Classic with a Down Underquit at Lost Pond, New Hampshire

I’ve started planning my early spring trips and I have been weighing the pros and cons of different shelter alternatives.  I own ultralight tarps, tarp tents, 4-season tents and a Hennessey Hammock and have different criteria for bringing each along on a trip depending on terrain types, trip duration, weather, …

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