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Granite Gear Crown2 60 Women’s Backpack Review

Granite Gear Crown2 60 Women’s Backpack Review

The Granite Gear Crown2 60 Backpack is one of the lightest weight multi-day backpacks available that is specifically designed for women with gender-specific shoulder straps and a hip belt. It’s one of the main reasons I bought this backpack, in addition to its light weight. I’ve never been impressed with …

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Aquamira Water Treatment Drops Review

Aquamira Water Treatment Review

Aquamira Water Treatment is a liquid chlorine dioxide solution that many backpackers use to purify and disinfect backcountry water sources like streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers. If you’re unfamiliar with chlorine dioxide, it’s a well-established disinfectant that works by releasing a highly active form of oxygen, which is a strong …

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Cape Wrath Trail Backpacking Gear List, Explained

Cape Wrath Trail Gear List

The Cape Wrath Trail travels up the west coast of Scotland, beginning in Fort William, and ending at Cape Wrath which is the northernmost point of Britain. It’s not actually a trail though, but a route. What’s the difference? You can connect the two endpoints by hiking over any trails …

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How to Add Extra Padding to Backpack Shoulder Straps

How to add padding to backpack shoulder straps

Have you bought a backpack, only to discover that the shoulder straps made your shoulders sore or rub you the wrong way? I’ve certainly owned a few backpacks that needed some extra padding on the shoulder straps. While you can stuff socks or clothing under your straps for temporary relief …

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Section Hiking the Cape Wrath Trail

Section Hiking the Cape Wrath Trail

The Cape Wrath Trail is considered the hardest trail in the United Kingdom because it passes through one of the wildest, most rugged and remote sections of the Scottish Highlands. Technically, the Cape Wrath Trail is more of a route than a trail, and while there are some guidebooks, maps, …

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