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10 Best Backpacking Rain Jackets Under $100

10 Best Backpacking Rain jackets under $100

You don’t need to buy an expensive rain jacket for hiking and backpacking because an inexpensive one will work just as well as one costing an arm and a leg. In fact, most backpackers use rain jackets that cost $100 or less for just this reason. While outdoor clothing manufacturers …

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Oboz Sawtooth II Mid Hiking Boots Review

Oboz Sawtooth Mid II Hiking Boots Review

Oboz Sawtooth II Mid Hiking Boots are vented hiking boots that can be comfortably worn out of the box but are burly enough for any terrain.  They are deliberately not waterproof to keep your feet cooler in hot weather while providing durable and comfortable foot protection on the trail and …

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Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody Review

Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody Review

The Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody is a lightweight hooded synthetic insulated jacket that is perfect for use from mid-season hikes or hunts, to moderate aerobic winter activities such as hiking or snowshoeing. This jacket is well insulated to take the chill out of these activities with durable 4-way stretch panels …

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Chigger Bites: Cause and Cure

Chigger Bites Cause and Cure

Nobody gets just one chigger bite. You get a whole mess of them, more often than not, and they itch like hell. But chigger bites are preventable and the itching they cause goes away in a few days. Unlike ticks, chiggers do not carry any diseases that can affect humans.  …

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Gossamer Gear G4-20 Backpack Review

Gossamer Gear G4-20 Backpack Review

The Gossamer Gear G4-20 Backpack is a 42-liter frameless roll-top backpack that weighs 25 oz. Being frameless it’s best for carrying loads under 20 to 25 pounds and makes a nice ultralight backpack for multi-day trips and extended day hikes. In many ways, the G4-20 repackages many of the unique …

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