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The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

Northbound hikers on the Appalachian Trail reach the Kennebec River at mile 2037.6 (as of 2015.) This is the widest unbridged water crossing on the trail, 70 yards wide, with a swift and powerful current. As a result of upstream damn releases, …

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Backpacking without a Stove

Stoves let you cook inside a shelter when the weather is bad

I am not a huge fan of backpacking without a stove, but whether you do it or not should be based on the environmental conditions you’re likely to encounter on your hike, the duration, and location of your trip. Whatever you do, …

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What’s Your Hammock Insulation System?

A Warbonnet Ridgerunner Double Layer Hammock

Hammocks are a great alternative to camping¬†on the ground in a tent. You don’t have to worry about finding flat and level ground to pitch a tent, you don’t have to worry about rain flooding your tent at night, or about nasty …

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