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Backpacking Big Three: Proper Gear Up For Outdoor Adventure

The big three are the core gear needed for relative safety and comfort on the trail. They are what compromise the core weight of your entire kit, and as such, are the first and most important gear choices you’ll make. So, then, what are the backpacking big three? The big three are your shelter, sleep …

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R-Value 101: Why Sleeping Pad Insulation Value is Important

When you are sleeping outdoors on the cold ground, the most important factor to consider is your sleeping pad’s R-Value. This is the measure of the pad’s ability to resist(R) heat flow, hence R-Value, which basically determines how well your sleeping pad will insulate you from heat transfer to cold ground. If you don’t have …

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Sleeping Bag Liners: What Are They, How to Use & Warmth

A sleeping bag or backpacking quilt is used to keep you warm when out on the trail, and this can have two impacts on a long-distance thru-hike. The gear will get dirtier and dirtier over the days of grime and start to perform worse than rated for heat due to this build-up, so what does …

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Sleeping Quilts (Sewn vs Zippered Footbox for Comfort)

There are many options to choose from when purchasing a backpacking quilt. They range in price, weight, warmth, and features. One of the most important decisions you will make in your backpacking quilt is choosing between a sewn foot box or a zipper foot box for your comfort level. This blog post will discuss the …

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Why a Backpacking Top Quilt is Vital for When On Trail

When you are looking to gear up properly for a long-distance thru-hike you want to maximize performance to the weight of the gear to provide the maximum benefits, so what is a backpacking quilt? A backpacking quilt is similar to a sleeping bag but instead of having a hood and long zipper to close up …

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