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Eric Hanson’s Jordan Trail Sleep System

Spending a month thru-hiking in the high desert means your gear will see a myriad of conditions, ranging from freezing desert nights to furious rains and inescapable heat. Eric knows the importance of a quality sleep system.

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light is right

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Light is Right

There is a fine line between bringing too much and not bringing enough when going into the backcountry. Learn how to pack light without sacrificing comfort.

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Swift Bike-Camping

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Better Bike-Camping For All

A guide through the essentials of bike-camping, from selecting your adventure wagon, route-finding, and packing principles in order to prime you for your next adventure.

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Caring for your sleeping bag

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Caring for Your Sleeping Bag

We hope you’ve found the sleeping bag or camp quilt of your dreams by following this five-part series. But don’t rest on your laurels, because the arduous journey for warmth isn’t over. The perfect bag or quilt won’t stay perfect…

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camper duo sleeping pad. sleeping pad for two

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Understanding the Underestimated Camp Quilt

In this series (Part 1, 2, 3), we’ve focused all our attention on understanding the subtleties of finding the perfect sleeping bag. But what if you’re in search of more adjustability and versatility than a traditional sleeping bag offers. For…

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friends rockclimbing together

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A Better Sleep System

After each adventure, we return home with newfound wisdom. Sometimes this takes the form of a new skill or items to add or subtract from our packing list. Sometimes, it’s a realization that changes your outdoor experiences forever. In this…

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dog on camping trip

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You Can’t Always be High and Dry

There’s not much that can ruin a trip to the mountains, but rain and water sure can dampen the mood. Within minutes a heavy rain can leave you shivering with wet soaks and aching feet. Morale can drop quickly and…

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A Life Lived on a Therm-a-Rest Pad

My mom and dad are mountain people, to the core. In fact, they met in the mountains, on a trail in Washington state’s Olympic National Park. My dad was an Illinois boy, out west for the summer exploring himself and…

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