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REI Dash 2 Ultralight Tent Review

The REI Dash 2 ultralight tent - a radical departure from the signature REI dome tent design.

The REI Dash 2 is the lightest weight 2 person tent that REI has ever sold. Weighing just 2 pounds 7 ounces (not including stakes or stuff sacks), it is a double walled tent with a conventional hubbed poleset, two doors, and …

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Stealth Camping and Pre-existing Campsites

Another pre-existing tent site - adjacent fire ring not shown

Stealth Camping has become a fashionable term in backpacking circles, but I’m convinced that most people don’t know what it means. They confuse it with pre-existing campsites, which are very different. Stealth Campsites Most stealth campsite have never been used before. They’re called stealth …

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A Short Backpack to West Moat Mountain

Storm Clouds massing over the Swift River Valley, seen from the ledges of Table Mountain

When the stream in the col between Table Mountain and Big Attitash turned out to be dry, I was flustered. The next water source on my map was on the other side of Big Attitash but there was no way I’d make it there before …

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