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GPS in the Backcountry

GPS in the Backcountry

One of the most interesting and fun research projects I’ve done in a long time was figuring out the best GPS unit to bring on my backcountry...

Tarptent Squall II

Tarptent Squall II

Packing for one person is easy when you set out to do a weekend backpacking trip, or longer when you are by yourself. But what happens when you have...

Appalachian Trail Days

Appalachian Trail Days

Trail Days is a festival held each year in May, the weekend after Mothers’ day, in the Appalachian mountain town of Damascus, Virginia.
Trail...

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in the U.S. state of Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Glacier National...

What’s in the Water?

What’s in the Water?

Almost everyone that drinks backcountry water knows there are microscopic organisms in untreated water that can make people ill. Unfortunately, there...

Three Wire Bivy Sack

Three Wire Bivy Sack

Big Agnes 3 Wire Bivy Sack
Now this is a bivy sack I like. I can totally see using this in places like the Grand Canyon where you can’t always...

Spring Means Black Flies

Spring Means Black Flies

Black fly season occurs from mid-March to mid-July in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, north through New York and New England, the Upper Peninsula of...

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