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Backpacking the Upper and Lower Greeley Ponds

Packrafting on Upper Greeley Pond, Mad River Notch

Upper and Lower Greeley Pond are two backcountry ponds in Mad River Notch, a mountain pass that links the Sandwich Range to the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Bounded on one side by Mount Kancamagus and the other by East Osceola, the two ponds are …

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Household Items that Double as Backpacking Gear

Chlorox Bleach is an inexpensive way to purify backcountry water sources commonl used by long distance backpackers

If you want to save money on backpacking gear, there are a lot of everyday items lying around your house that you can use. The only limit is your imagination! For example:   Trash Compactor Bags – Line the inside of your …

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Square Tarp Pitches

Tarp Pitch

Shaped tarps get boring after a time. Most are pre-cut with a specific shape in mind and they can only be pitched that way. If you are bored of the A-frame and pyramid pitches, then gather round and let me tell you …

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Thermoball Synthetic Insulation vs Goose Down

Thermoball Primaloft Synthetic Insulation

Thermoball is a new form of Primaloft synthetic insulation designed to mimic the insulating properties and compressibility of goose down while providing a lower cost alternative to down coats and jackets. Co-developed for The North Face’s new line of insulated jackets, Primaloft …

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