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Winter Backpacking Gear List

Mt Washington and the Presidential Range from the summit of Mt Hale

I don’t believe in the idea of ultralight winter backpacking and I’d be hesitant to set an upper bound on what your winter gear weight should be, if only because people’s regional definition of winter differs so much. Regardless, I still try to reduce my gear weight in winter as …

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Winter Sleeping Pad Puzzle?

I am stumped. I am trying to design a lighter weight sleeping pad system that can stand up to -15 (F) winter temperatures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Today, I use an 27 oz. Exped Downmat 7 that has an R-value of 5.9. It's filled with down, but …

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