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REI Quarter Dome SL Tarp Review

REI Quarter Dome SL Tarp Review

The REI Quarter Dome SL Tarp is a lightweight waterproof 9.25’ x 9.25’ square tarp with lots of perimeter tie-outs for infinite pitching options. The included guylines connect to the tie-out loops with attached toggles, which makes adding and removing guylines for different pitch configurations lightning-fast. However, the sizing specs …

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Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL3 Tent Review

Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL3 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL3 is a lightweight two-door, two-vestibule, three-person tent that only weighs 2 lbs 10 oz. While it is large enough to fit three people, if you don’t mind crawling over one of your tent partners to get in and out, it’s lightweight enough to use …

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Arrowhead Equipment Westslope Pouch Review

Arrowhead West Slope Pouch review

The Arrowhead Equipment Westslope Pouch is a 1 oz minimalist organizer designed to hold all of the fishing gear (minus rods) for a day on the river. I use mine to hold my flies, tippet, nippers, and hemostats when Tenkara fly fishing on the hikes I take whenever my path …

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Single Layer vs Double Layer Backpacking Hammocks

Difference between single layer and double layer hammocks

Many backpacking-style hammocks come in double-layer or single-layer models. How do you decide which hammock to get and what are the consequences of choosing one type over the other? Double Layer Hammocks A double layer hammock is so-called because the part you lie on has two layers of fabric. The two …

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