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Winter River Crossings and How to Get Across Safely

Winter River Crossings

Winter River Crossings can be quite high consequence if you slip off a rock and get your boots and clothing wet or you plunge through an ice shelf along the bank and get swept underneath it. You can usually avoid these dangers with extra planning, bushwhacking along the river bank …

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New Hampshire’s 52 With a View: A Hiker’s Guide

New Hampshire’s 52 With a View

The 52 With a View is a Peakbagging List that features some of the best views available from New Hampshire’s mountaintops. This new guidebook (New Hampshire’s 52 With a View) is the first definitive guidebook for the list that and written by my hiking friend Ken MacGray, who’s also a …

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Hunting by Backpack

Backpack Hunting

I have been an avid backpacker and a dedicated hunter since I was about 12 years old. It’s no surprise that these two hobbies, which often bumped into one another, eventually combined into hunting by backpack. Over twenty years ago, after just graduating from high school, I took a job …

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CAMP Corsa Ultralight Ice Axe Review

CAMP Corsa Ultralight Ice Axe on Mt Washington

The CAMP-USA Corsa Ice Axe is quite possibly the lightest weight ice ax in the world, weighing just 8.8 oz (250 grams) in a size 60 cm length. Despite its lightweight, it is a fully functional UIAA-certified B ice ax capable of being used for self-rescue, glissading, and strong enough …

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Osprey Sirrus 24 Backpack Review

Osprey Sirrus 24 Backpack Review

The Osprey Sirrus 24 is a women’s ventilated daypack with an adjustable torso length. It has lots of pockets to keep you organized, female-friendly shoulder straps, and a seamless hip belt that’s fully integrated with the pack’s back panel. The Sirrus 24 has a clamshell opening that makes it easy …

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