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The Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Gear Checklist

Experienced backpackers know that weight matters. Trimming down your backpacking gear checklist to the ultralight necessities takes some ingenuity. You can get crazy counting grams and shave the plastic off of your toothbrush, or you can make smart upgrades to your…

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Tips

How to Take Someone On Their First Backpacking Trip

So you are taking your friend on their first backpacking trip. This is exciting! There’s nothing like introducing a friend to a new hobby and seeing their satisfaction when they successfully push themselves out of their comfort zone. These tips will help you pull off a successful trip for your friend.

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Tips

10 Tips For Choosing A Sustainable Campsite

Sleeping in the dirt means you have a lot of choices. And you just might be surprised that there are so many different best practices to minimize your footprint and help conserve outdoor spaces for the next generation. So, we’ve put together our tips for choosing a sustainable campsite.

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Advocacy

Beetles, Bikes, and Climate Change

I love bikepacking for the simplicity, adventure, and childlike joy that it offers—but this trip was different. Our goal wasn’t to crush a route with a lot of miles. It wasn’t to connect scenic and remote places on a map….

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Advocacy

Every Camper, A Conservationist

For those of us that love to play and enjoy the wilder and untamed corners of our planet, participation in stewardship and conservation should be a natural extension of our love for the mountains, rivers, valleys and forests.

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Tips

5 Tips for Eco-Camping

In the last year the number of people participating in outdoor activities spiked as seasoned and new adventurers alike looked to break the monotony of life in quarantine. More people camping and experiencing the beauty of wild spaces is wonderful,…

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Made in Ireland

The Therm-a-Rest philosophy is simple: we make what we sell. This gives us complete control of our products, from conception to production, and allows us to create the highest quality gear possible. Since we started making sleeping pads in our…

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