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Winter Hiking Gear

MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes Review

MSR’s Lightning Ascent Snowshoes are lightweight, durable snowshoes that are ideal for winter hiking and backpacking in mountainous terrain. They have three different crampon types:  a conventional hinged crampon under the ball of the foot, 360 degrees of teeth built into the outer frame, and two horizontal bars behind the ball of …

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Liquid Fuel Stove Guide

Melting snow with a MSR Whisperlite Stove

If you plan on winter camping or backpacking, you should get yourself a liquid fuel stove that burns petroleum distillates like white gas or kerosene instead of a canister-based stove that burns isobutane fuel. Canister gas won’t ignite in its gaseous state below 15 degrees fahrenheit, which really limits its …

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