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Tarps, Tarp Tents, or Tents?

Oware Cat-Cut Tarp

Over the past 4 years, I've progressively migrated from tents, to tarp tents, and finally to tarps as my preferred camping shelter. Over time and many backpacking trips, I came to appreciate the flexibility of of tarps over tents or tarp tents …

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AT Section Hike: Mt Wolf to Reel Brook

The 1.9 mile section between of the Appalachian Trail from Mt Wolf to the Reel Brook trail junction is one of my last remaining sections of the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire and I finally got to hike it last Saturday. As …

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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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