mosquito protection

Enter to WIN a FREE Box of (9) Greenbelly Meal Bars!

Greenbelly Bars are a high calorie, super-convenient way to consume a lot of calories on hiking and backpacking trips. I eat a lot of them and they’re a good way to “slam down” a... ...
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Backpacking to Unknown Pond

The town of Berlin, pronounced “BURR-ln”, with the accent on the first syllable, has the feeling of a modern frontier town, where logging trucks, 4×4 pickups, and ATVs outnumber... [...
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bear attacks

Camping Fears: Eastern Black Bears and Safety

Had a reader contact me recently asking me how I managed to get any sleep when backpacking solo. He’d gone on their first overnight trip in Dolly Sods (WV) and been freaked out worrying about......
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canyon packraft

Supai Matkat Ultralight Packraft Review

The Supai Adventure Gear Matkat is an ultralight single chamber packraft designed for flatwater wilderness paddling. Weighing just 26.5 ounces, it rolls up quite compactly making it easy to carry... ...
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MTI AdventureWear Journey Ultralight PFD Review

The MTI AdventureWear Journey PFD life vest is a lightweight Type 3 PFD that weighs just 14.4 ounces (in a size L/XL – smaller sizes are also available), making it a excellent option if... [[ T...
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flat mountain pond bushwhack

Backpacking to Flat Mountain Pond

“I can’t imagine any fisherman hiking five miles to fish here,” said the fisherman I met at Flat Mountain Pond in the Sandwich Wilderness. Ironically, he and his buddies were the... ...
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Tents and Shelters

ENTER To WIN a FREE MSR Freelite 2 Ultralight Tent

The MSR Freelite 2 Backpacking Tent (MSRP $439.95) is a lightweight, two-person, double walled tent that weighs 2 pounds 11 ounces that puts more emphasis on interior space and livability than other.....
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Gear Reviews

Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Rod and Package Review

If you’re interested in trying Tenkara Fly Fishing and have never fished before, I recommend that you get a Tenkara Package like the Tenkara Rod Company Sawtooth Kit (rod, line, flies, and... [...
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cold weather hammock

Dream Hammock 4-Season Thunderbird Hammock Review

Dream Hammock is a backpacking hammock maker that provides a wide range of customization options for all of the hammock models they sell, ranging from 4-season hammocks to minimalist, ultralight, and....
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