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Outdoor Research Ion Windshirt

  Outdoor Research is not known for their jackets but I’ve had good luck with their Ion wind shirt which I bought for a song at the REI Outlet last year. This is a 2006 product but you can still find it in outlet stores on the web. It should …

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Section Hiking

  Section hikers are people who hike long distance trails in stages, maybe a weekend or a vacation, at a time. We are the unfortunate majority that can’t take a year off to hike the Appalachian Trail or many of the other fine long distance trails in the US and …

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Platypus Hydration Bladders

A 2.5 liter Platypus Reservoir weighs 1.2 ounces

I am a big fan of Platypus hydration bladders and I normally carry a 3L reservoir with me when I’m backpacking. Platypus bladders are different from Camelback reservoir, which I have used in the past, because they have a much smaller opening screw top openings. This is important when you are …

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Gossamer Gear – NightLight Sleeping Pad

Gossamer Gear is a leader in the ultralight hiking community. They specialize in ultralight backpacks, but they also sell other accessories which can save you a lot of weight. The NightLight Sleeping Pad, in the 29″ size, only costs $18 and weighs 2.4 oz. The NightLight has an egg shell-like …

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