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Best Backpacking Water Filter and Treatment Systems

Backpacker Water Filter and Treatment Preferences

What are the best water filter and purification options for backpacking? We put that question to 565 backpackers in a recent survey on to get an updated view into the types of solutions that backpackers use today. Most Popular Water Treatment …

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Bushwhacking Mt Paugus in Winter

Mt Paugus (3198') Summit Register

Mt Paugus is a 3000 footer in the Sandwich Range, adjacent to famous Mt Chocorua. Known as Old Shag for its shaggy, lumpish appearance, Paugus is quite a big mountain with formidable southern cliffs which make a fine resting spot in summer, providing an …

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Milk is the New Gatorade


Milk is the new Gatorade for backpackers. At least dehydrated milk is. What other energy drink weighs so little but packs such a big punch in terms of calories and overall nutrition? With a caloric density of 150 calories per once (dry), drinking …

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Irene’s Path and the Waterville Flume

Irene's Path Trail (Click for interactive map on

Irene was not a lady. She was a force of nature. A hurricane, actually, did a significant amount of damage to the White Mountain National Forest trail system, particularly in Waterville Valley. Irene’s Path is a new trail in the Waterville Valley …

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