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Montane Grand Tour 55 L Backpack Review

Montane Grand Tour 55 Backpack

The Montane Grand Tour 55L is a mid-size, body hugging backpack that is easy to carry and great for technical hiking and backpacking.¬†Made by the British gear manufacturer Montane, the Grand Tour is the big brother of an acclaimed line of smaller …

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Climbing Mt Cube and North Cube

View from North Cube

Few White Mountain hikers realize that there are sections of the White Mountain National Forest far to the west of Mt Moosilauke, as far west as Hannover, New Hampshire on the border with Vermont. Mt Cube is one of these western sections …

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9 Campsite Selection Tips

Two tents protected from the wind by a small embankment

Good campsite selection is an important backpacking skill. Here are some tips to pick a safe and comfortable campsite that will enhance your enjoyment of the backcountry. 1. Plan campsites in advance If backcountry regulations require that you camp at designated campsites, …

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Backpacking Quilt Adoption Rate – Survey Results

21% of backpackers surveyed use a quilt, while 66% use a mummy sleeping bag

Have you ever considered switching from a sleeping bag to a backpacking quilt? Backpacking quilts are lighter weight than sleeping bags, they pack up smaller, and they’re much more comfortable for side sleepers since they don’t have a hood. We recently surveyed …

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