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Black Diamond Orbit Camping Lantern Review

When the weather starts getting a little colder and darkness falls before 6PM, I add a few luxury items to my pack on overnight backpacking trips, like a mini-lantern and a paperback book to pass the time at night. On my last …

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Camping Towels


The main reason I bring a camping towel on a backpacking trips is to wipe down the outside of a wet tent or shelter before packing it away for the day.  It’s a neat little trick to cut down on extra water …

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The Mountain Wanderer Bookstore

Mountain Wanderer Bookstore in Lincoln, NH is owned by Steve Smith, editor of The White Mountain Guide

The Mountain Wanderer Bookstore is a bookstore in Lincoln, NH that carries excellent maps and a unique selection of books that focus on the natural areas in New England, including the Catskills, Adirondacks, Vermont, and the White Mountains. For example, they have a …

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Thermarest NeoAir Sleeping Pad

Therm-a-rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad - Size Regular

I finally got out backpacking this weekend and tried out the Thermarest NeoAir ($149.95) sleeping pad. This is an inflatable pad with an R-value of 2.5 weighing 14 oz in a size regular. The only other popular sleeping pad on the market …

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