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Stealth Camping

Stealth Camping

I like camping far away from established campsites. If I’m hiking solo on a managed trail, I usually avoid shelters and lean-tos unless I want company. If I’m bushwacking there is usually no other option. When I get tired or the light …

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AT Trip Report: Moosilauke Magic

In early September of last year, I set out for a 1-night solo hike over Mt. Moosilauke (4802 ft) on the Appalachian Trail. Moosilauke is the most western of the New Hampshire 4000 footers and on a clear day, you can see …

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EMS Techwick Short Sleeve Shirt

  It seems like every outdoor clothing manufacturer or retailer on the planet has their own branded wicking layer. Picking between them is a complete crap shoot and I recommend that you try out a few of the brands available on the …

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Selecting a Sleeping Pad

NEMO Astro 20R Inflateable Sleeping Pad

Selecting a sleeping pad for a backpacking trip depends on a variety of factors including personal preference, outside temperature, terrain, and weight. It’s important to understand the tradeoffs between these when selecting the right sleeping pad for a backcountry trip. First off, …

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