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Freestanding Tents vs Floorless Pyramids: Winter Bakeoff

DuoMid in Snow - Crawford Notch, White Mountains - 2011

Black Diamond FirstLight Tent and a very stealthy MLD cuben fiber Duomid Sub-pound, floor-less pyramids are very lightweight, but free-standing tents pitch in minutes. Which is the right choice for winter backpacking and mountaineering, when pack weight and space are at a premium? Pitching a floorless pyramid on snow takes …

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What is a 4 Season Tent?

Tarptent Scarp 1 in Winter

Mountain Hardware Stronghold 10 Person Base Camp Tent “What is the difference between a four season tent and a three season tent?” It’s a good question because the distinction is blurry. Moreover the phrase “four season tent” is a misnomer since it refers to winter tents, which you might not …

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Pitching a Winter Tent on Snow

If you’re properly prepared, camping in winter is a lot of fun. But pitching a tent in winter, particularly on snow, requires some different gear and technique. The first thing you need to focus on is site selection: make sure that you are not in an avalanche zone. Next, find …

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