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Ultraviolet Water Purification 101

Ultraviolet Water Purification 101

Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems are a popular choice for backpackers because they’re easy to use, fast, lightweight, and don’t leave any aftertaste in your water like chemical treatments. They are not subject to freezing which destroys most water filters and can be …

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Patagonia R1 Air Full-Zip Fleece Hoodie Review

Patagonia R1 Air Full-Zip Hoodie Review

The Patagonia R1 Air Full-Zip Hoodie is a warm mid-layer fleece that’s ideal for use in very cold weather when worn by itself over a baselayer or under a hardshell jacket. It’s made with recycled polyester fleece and has a unique textured …

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What are PUDS (Pointless Ups and Downs)?

What are PUDS?

PUDS, otherwise known as pointless ups and downs, are a frequent topic of conversation among hikers and backpackers, up there with blisters and butt chafing. They signify the numerous ups and downs found along many hiking trails, which are viewed as deliberate …

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