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Katabatic Gear Onni V40 65L Backpack Review

The Katabatic Gear Onni V40 65L is a durable high volume backpack made with waterproof XPac fabric

The Katabatic Gear Onni V40 65L is a 34 ounce rolltop backpack that’s designed for challenging multi-day backpacking trips. It’s made with a water-proof laminate called V40 (XPac) which is slightly heavier than cuben fiber but less expensive and more abrasion resistant. Katabatic Gear offers all of their packs in …

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What Should You Put in a Bear Bag?

What should you put in a bear bag?

Bear bags are intended to protect your food on backpacking trips and to prevent bears from becoming accustomed to eating human food. “A fed bear is a dead bear”, as the saying goes, and no one wants to see a bear killed because someone was careless and didn’t hang their …

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UGQ Outdoor Zeppelin Under Quilt Review

The UGQ Outdoor Zeppelin Under Quilt has an easy to use suspension system that comes with durable and reliable hanging hardware (so you don't have to replace it with something better)

The UGQ Zeppelin Under Quilt is an exceptionally well crafted, custom-made hammock under quilt. Made in Michigan by UGQ Outdoor (formerly named Underground Quilts), the Zeppelin comes with a set of standard features that make it easy for people new to under quilts to use from day one, while also …

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How to Speed Up Esbit Cube Cooking

You can increase boiling speed by increasing the rate at which Esbit cubes burn. Break one in half and stand up the two halves to boil water faster.

Esbit cubes are solid fuel cubes used for cooking backpacking meals. Weighing just 0.5 ounces (14 g) each, they’re ultralight, you don’t need a container to carry them like an isobutane gas canister or alcohol bottle, and you can even ship them via ground transportation (in the USA), making them …

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