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Zpacks Hexamid Review

ZPacks Hexamid

The Zpacks Hexamid rocked the Ultralight Backpacking scene when it first came out because it’s a single person, pyramid style, cuben fiber tarp that weighs under 3 oz. It’s made by long distance hike Joe Valesko at, who has a good …

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Mt. Isolation Backpack

Bondcliff Trail

On the first day of my leave of absence from work, I climbed Mt. Isolation (4,003 ft). This is my 48th White Mountain 4000 footer and it seemed fitting that I would finish this peak bagging list on my first day off. …

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Mt Cannon in Franconia Notch

This awesome cliff face is Mt Cannon (4,100 ft) in Franconia Notch. I climbed it last Sunday during a surprisingly blustery day, that required me to pull out a fleece and a warm hat on the windy summit. I didn’t actually climb …

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Packit Gourmet’s Market Pasta Puttanesca


I tried Packit Gourmet’s dehydrated vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce dinner last weekend and it was awesome. Called Market Pasta Puttanesca, it’s a one pot backpacking meal that makes two servings and packs 740 calories. Preparation is simple. but you need a pot with …

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