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Mountain Laurel Designs: Bug Bivy

Mountain Laurel Designs Bug Bivy

The Mountain Laurel Design’s Bug Bivy is made using very fine netting which prevents gnats, ticks, black flies, and mosquitoes from reaching you. It has a full length, sewn-in silnylon floor which can also be used standalone as a ground sheet if …

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Thermarest Slacker Hammock Bug Net Review

The Thermarest Slacker Hammock Bug Net has a floor so you can store gear and clothing with you during the night.

The Thermarest Slacker Hammock Bug Shelter has a large zippered opening and floor making it easy to enter and exit, while protecting your gear, shoes, and clothing from bugs and creepy crawlers at night. It also works with any camping or backpacking …

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Interview with a Black Bear

Black Bear

Human-bear interactions and how to prevent them are a topic of intense debate on the Internet, but I’ve always found such discussions lopsided because we only hear from humans and not from bears. Therefore, I invited a dominant black bear from New Hampshire’s …

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GaiaGPS App Setup and Battery Management Tips

It's important to make sure that your map, compass, and GAIA app settings are in synch with one another.

GaiaGPS is the smartphone navigation app that I teach students how to use, in addition to map and compass, in the Backcountry Navigation classes I teach. GaiaGPS works on iPhone and Android smartphones, which makes it easy to use in groups that use a …

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