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Good To-Go Chicken Gumbo Dehydrated Backpacking Meal Review

Good To-Go's Chicken Gumbo is their latest dehydrated backpacking taste sensation

Good To-Go’s latest dehydrated camping meal is a savory New Orleans Style Chicken Gumbo made with okra, chicken, and rice with a mild kick.It’s gluten free and takes just 15 minutes to rehydrate in the bag. The spice comes from smoked paprika powder, ancho chili powder, black pepper, and red …

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Backpacking in a Hurricane

Hurricane Ike, September 2008

I backpacked the northermost section of Vermont’s Long Trail during Hurricane Ike in 2008. I didn’t realize that I was hiking through a hurricane at the time, since that kind of weather is the norm on the Long Trail not the exception.  It was only when I’d finished my section …

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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler Hammock Underquilt Review

Thermarest Slacker Super Snuggler Underquilt

The Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler Underquilt (MSRP $129) is a simple-to-use hammock insulation layer that’s more comfortable to use than trying to wrestle with a sleeping pad in a gathered-end hammock. While designed for use with Therm-a-Rest’s Slacker hammock, it can be used with other gathered end hammocks that use carabiners …

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Bikepacking and Bikefishing the Republic of Indian Stream

Bikepacking and bikefishing in an area of Northern New Hampshire called the Indian Stream Republic

“Did you get any bites?”, I asked my fishing and bikepacking buddy Ken. “Yeah, mosquito bites,” he replied. We were bikepacking in northern New Hampshire just a few miles south of the US/Canadian Border in an area called the Republic of Indian Stream. Largely owned by lumber companies, it’s crisscrossed …

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Sierra Designs High Side Tent 1P Review

Sierra Designs High Side Tent

The Sierra Designs High Side Tent (available Feb 1, 2018) is a single person, double walled tent that’s a big step up in comfort from a bivy sack. While it features excellent ventilation and a side vestibule, one of the stand-out features of this tent are its tent poles, which …

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