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Platypus Hydration Bladders

A 2.5 liter Platypus Reservoir weighs 1.2 ounces

I am a big fan of Platypus hydration bladders and I normally carry a 3L reservoir¬†with me when I’m backpacking. Platypus bladders are different from Camelback reservoir, which I have used in the past, because they have a much smaller opening screw …

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Black Diamond Trail Hiking Poles

About 3 months ago, I lost my favorite hiking poles and had to replace them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find my old poles anymore. I got them a few years ago at Sierra Trading Post and I don’t think they’re available in this …

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Jacks ‘R’ Better (JRB) Hammock Down Nest

JRB Nest Down Underquilt on a Hennessy Hammock

The Jacks ‘R” Better Nest is an 800+ fill power hammock underquilt that fits under your hammock and provides much-needed insulation on your back when the temperature gets colder. The quilt weighs 20 oz but compresses down quite nicely in your pack. …

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Asolo 520 TPS – Leather Hiking Boots

Asolo TPS 520 Hiking Boots

Asolo’s 520 TPS boots are fantastic. I bought them after I started to get planar fasciitis in my right foot. I went to REI for a boot fitting with one of their boot experts (these are people are hard to find but …

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