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Thru-Hike Tent Materials: Silpoly vs Silnylon vs DCF

There are many materials that can be used to make a tent. In this blog post, we will discuss three of the most popular materials: Silpoly, Silnylon, and DCF. Each material has its own unique set of pros and cons, so it is important to understand what each one offers before making a decision about …

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The Great Tent Debate: Free Vs Semi Vs Non-Freestanding

You’ve decided to go on an epic journey. You’re going to hike for miles through rugged terrain, and you need a tent that can withstand Mother Nature at her worst. Do you go for a freestanding or semi-freestanding tent, or maybe a trekking pole tent? This may seem like an insignificant choice, but it makes …

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Tent Stakes: Why Most High-Quality Tents Avoid Stakes

If you’ve been shopping for a higher-end thru-hiking tent, then the chances are good that it may come with either no stakes or a set of generic stakes. While this may seem like a big deal at first glance, the stakes you need may vary significantly with the terrain, so do tents come with stakes? …

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Tent Vestibules: Gear Storage With Living Area on Trail

When you are looking at a tent for a thru-hike you need to have some additional criteria you may normally not normally put much weight in, one of these is that the tent has a vestibule. What makes the extra storage space valuable to a thru-hiker you may wonder, let’s dig in and take a …

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Lanshan 2 vs Lanshan 2 Pro: Which Should You Choose?

Finding the right Lanshan 2 can be a challenge. Lanshan 2 is the most popular ultralight tent from 3F UL gear, but their Lanshan Pro series has some solid advantages that make it worth considering. The two Lanshan are very similar, but there are some key differences to keep in mind when making your decision. …

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Tent Footprint: What They Do and Why Thru-Hikers Bring Them

For people planning their first long distance thru hikes there is a load of gear related questions and concerns as to what is necessary and what can be left home to help cut weight. A tent footprint is an important piece of gear that can protect your tent and keep you dry and may be …

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Double Wall vs Single Wall Tents: Benefits and Drawbacks

Choosing between a single wall tent and a double wall is not easy, especially when you are planning your next thru-hike. There are many factors to consider so it can be difficult to know which option is best for you. We will discuss the benefits of each piece of gear so that you can make …

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