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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 is a two person dome style tent with two side doors for convenient entry and exit.

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 is the latest generation in the ultralight Copper Spur¬†line of tents, boasting increased interior volume and livability by integrating steeper sides walls into the inner tent. The result is an outstanding balance of comfort …

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10 Best Hard Shell Jackets for Winter Hiking

10 Best Hard Shell Jackets for Winter Hiking

Hard shell jackets are a burly type of rain jacket used for winter hiking as a windproof and waterproof clothing layer. They have a richer set of temperature regulation and storage features than warm weather rain jackets to help you avoid perspiration …

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Montbell Tachyon Hooded Wind Jacket Review

The Montbell Tachyon Hooded Parka is a wind shirt

The Montbell Tachyon Hooded Wind Jacket is a gossamer thin 7-denier nylon wind jacket with a 1-way adjustable hood, a full-length front zipper, two handwarmer pockets, underarm vents, and a stow pocket. This is the second Montbell Tachyon wind shirt I’ve owned: …

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Winter Hiking and Emergency Fires: Think Again

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Do you carry firestarters on winter hikes for use in an emergency if you have an accident and become immobilized or need to hunker down in bad weather? I have news for you. Starting a campfire in winter is devilishly difficult when …

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