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How does the insulation in a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Work?

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Insulation

Have you ever wondered how the insulation in a NeoAir works? It’s surprisingly simple. All Therm-a-Rest NeoAir air mattresses have the same honeycombed air baffles, shown in the photo above. These run from one side of the air mattress to the other, …

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Appalachian Trail Section Hiking Gear List

White Blaze

This backpacking gear list is for a three week Appalachian Trail section hike I’ll be taking from mid-April through early May, starting in northern Virginia and heading north. I’m not exactly sure what how much mileage I’ll cover but it should be somewhere …

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Rocky Gore-tex Socks

I’m pretty close to nailing down my footware system for crossing Scotland next May during the TGO Challenge. Hiking conditions in Scotland are notorious for being wet and boggy and leather boots are not going to fly for a 14 day cross-country …

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Owls Head and Mt Martha Attempt

Mt Martha (3573')

Mt Martha (3573′) and Owls Head (3258′) are two sub-peaks of Cherry Mountain, a prominent mountain located just outside Twin Mountain, NH and west of the Presidential Range. We attempted to climb both last weekend, but only made it as far as …

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