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The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer Review

The DryuGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer Review

The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer is a life-changing product that I wish I’d discovered years ago. When you hike and ski as much as I do in winter (4 to 5 days per week), it’s hard to get your boots dry before you need to use them again. …

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Bushwhacking the Daltons

Bushwhacking the Daltons

Dalton Mountain is located north of Littleton, NH, quite close to the New Hampshire and Vermont Border. It has two summits on the NH500 list: Dalton Mountain NE and Dalton Mountain, the main peak, about 1.2 miles to the south.  My friend Ken and I bushwhacked both in about 4″ …

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Why do I get wet inside my rain jacket?

Why do I get wet inside my rain jacket?

The leading causes of wetness inside your rain jacket are condensation and perspiration. Condensation occurs water vapor encounters a colder surface and changes from a gaseous form into a liquid one. When the air is humid it has a lot of water vapor in it. If the external surface of …

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Osprey Aether 65 Backpack Review (2021 Model)

Osprey Aether 65 Backpack Review

The Osprey Aether 65 is a multi-day expedition-style backpack with an adjustable torso length frame, adjustable length shoulder straps, and an adjustable length hip belt length so you can dial in a custom fit without having to swap out components or heat them in an oven at a store. It’s …

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What is a Freestanding Tent?

What is a Freestanding Tent?

Freestanding tents are tents that can stand up by themselves making them easy to set up in different types of terrain from desert sands and snow-covered peaks to wooden tent platforms. Most freestanding tents are double-wall tents that have a separate inner tent and a rainfly to help prevent internal …

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