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Ultralight Glasses Case

When I was first getting into lightweight backpacking, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to create an ultralight protective case for my glasses to avoid crushing them at night. I tried everything: from water and soft drink bottles, tupperware butter …

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MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger Thermal Sheet

Earlier this year, I bought a Montbell UL. Spiral Down Hugger Thermal Sheet (down sleeping bag) and I’m really pleased with its versatility for summer and autumn camping. Rated at 50 degrees (F), I’ve used the Montbell comfortably to 40 degrees with …

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Meeting a Fisher

I saw a Fisher (also called a Fisher Cat) on my hike up Mt. Passaconaway a few months ago. She was loping down the trail toward me until she noticed that I was standing still about 25 feet away. We regarded each …

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Outdoor Herbivore Vegan Backpacking Meals

Outdoor Herbivore Backpacking Meals

I discovered a new cottage backpacking food company a few weeks ago called Outdoor Herbivore. You should check them out, especially if you’re on a vegetarian or vegan diet. I tried two of their meals last weekend on a section hike and …

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