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Solo Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars A no-brainer stove. With abundant wood availability, this is my go-to backpacking stove. This is an excellent stove, with a few important limitations. …
Solo Stove
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Westcomb Apoc Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The Holy Grail is Found: After using Gore-Tex Pro Shell, Performance Shell, and Paclite products for many years, and never having been very…
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
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GSI Infinity Insulated Mug

rated 4 of 5 stars The GSI Infinity Insulated Mug is my go-to backpacking cup. It is lightweight, sturdy, insulated, and has a lid. I use it for hot chocolate,…
GSI Infinity Insulated Mug
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CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Topo map GPS navigation program for Android phones. Download maps in advance from various map sources, or custom source and use them in realtime…
CritterMap Backcountry Navigator for Android
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Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It exceeded my expectations. I like the compactness. When I saw this at the flea market, I immediately snatched it up. I had been seeing these…
Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest
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SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The Vital Stove is a good quality, compact twig stove that uses a tiny battery powered fan to burn twigs and ground litter completely and cleanly.
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove
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CamelBak All Clear

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am saying goodbye to iodine. I have been using iodine tablets to purify water ever since I learned that not all clear, flowing water is drinkable…
CamelBak All Clear
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Optimus Vega Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Optimus Vega is a small, lightweight remote canister stove billed as a high performance four-season stove because of its ability to easily…
Optimus Vega Stove
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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 4 of 5 stars Save your lungs! The Exped SynMat 7 Pump takes the strain out of sleeping soundly. As my user name might imply, I'm a big guy.  Sleeping on…
Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

rated 5 of 5 stars A great lightweight shelter that doesn't break the bank! For the past year, I've been looking for a lighter tent to replace my MH Lightpath…
Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout
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Feathered Friends Snow Goose

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the mother of all high quality goose down sleeping bags. It is overbuilt in every regard. This bag will go to most any place on the…
Feathered Friends Snow Goose
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Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!

rated 5 of 5 stars Best survival book ever. It's a must-read for any outdoorsman. I would and have recommended this book to anyone in search of outdoor survival.
Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!
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Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These are by far the best mountain boots ever conceived. The boots are of a very heavy leather that will last for better than a quarter century…
Galibier Super Guide
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Warbonnet RidgeRunner

rated 5 of 5 stars A hammock you can lay on your stomach in? It's true. I am a devoted stomach sleeper and find this hammock to be my answer to a comfortable night's…
Warbonnet RidgeRunner
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MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Simply the THE BEST compact camp stove I've ever used! I've had mine for 20+ years and still have not found anything better for canoe trips…
MSR WhisperLite
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Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket is a an ultralight, breathable, and compressible rain/wind shell. The shell is made of 2.5-layer 30D Pertex…
Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket
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Platypus plusBottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A water bottle that stores flat or rolled up, takes up virtually no space, is durable, and weighs just .8 oz. What's not to love!? I decided…
Platypus plusBottle
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this tent for a month and could not be more impressed. The Light Path Two is a semi lightweight, two-pole tent that requires four…
Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2
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Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good tent for a good price. This is a great tent! I have been using  Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1 for two years with no complaints. It is quick…
Big Agnes Lynx Pass 1
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Princeton Tec Remix

rated 3 of 5 stars A very bright headlamp with multiple settings, but it didn't hold up to the humidity in South Florida. I have been through two of these. The…
Princeton Tec Remix
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Petzl Zipka Plus 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A quality and innovative headlamp with both red and white light settings as well as a low-battery indicator. I have owned many headlamps but…
Petzl Zipka Plus 2
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Petzl e+LITE

rated 5 of 5 stars A brilliant design..even the barrel tie serves a double funtion as a whistle. I have owned many headlamps by now, but all the best and longest-lasting…
Petzl e+LITE
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The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt

rated 4 of 5 stars The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt is a great skirt for trail running or hiking! I have used it on multiple hiking trips and it has performed…
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt
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Nikon AW100

rated 4 of 5 stars Rock hard, waterproof camera that is packable and loaded with features. Hello fellow trail enthusiast, If you are like me, you love to get the…
Nikon AW100
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HammockGear Incubator 40°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hammock under quilt that is well made and has a realistic temperature rating. I have switched to a hammock as my primary shelter after many…
HammockGear Incubator 40°
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Bare Boxer Contender

rated 5 of 5 stars The Bare Boxer Contender is a budget bear canister that is light and more importantly, approved by IGBC and SIBBG for use in both Grizzly and…
Bare Boxer Contender
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Klymit Cush

rated 5 of 5 stars There was a time when pillows were the mark of the meek, the fragile, and the mild... No MORE!! Lightweight, super-durable, and perhaps most…
Klymit Cush
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Cold Cold World Chernobyl

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great no frills 1-2 day alpine pack. So I love to try out small business gear and off brand stuff. I decided after hearing about CCW online…
Cold Cold World Chernobyl
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Trailspace Trail Runner Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, breathable, and offers good coverage. Before receiving this hat, I was using a cotton based visor that I typically paired with…
Trailspace Trail Runner Cap
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Six Moon Designs Starlite

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend the SMD Starlite for a through hiker or a person who starts trips with heavy loads. It is better at carrying heavy loads than other…
Six Moon Designs Starlite
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Optimus Heat Insulation Pouch

rated 5 of 5 stars Top quality with pockets to keep hands warm while eating. Works very well indeed. Well to start with, I have made all my pot cozies using silver…
Optimus Heat Insulation Pouch
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SteriPEN Classic

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Terrific when it works, query battery cost and reliability long term. We have had our Steripen for two years and generally we think it is great…
SteriPEN Classic
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Kifaru KU3700

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a 3700 cubic inch light backpack built by a long time U.S. manufacturer normally associated with hunting and military personnel. With…
Kifaru KU3700
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InstaFire

rated 3.5 of 5 stars InstaFire is an easy-to-use granulated firestarting material and fuel which lights readily with a match or lighter, burns cleanly, and doesn’t…
InstaFire
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Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7

rated 5 of 5 stars Great camping hammock! Very comfortable. Doesn't come with a tarp but you can purchase one separately. Set up for the Blackbird is pretty simple.
Warbonnet Blackbird Double Layer 1.7
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MSR Snow Fluke

rated 5 of 5 stars I found the MSR fluke to have some interesting and potentially significant improvements over older designs. This extension of their venture…
MSR Snow Fluke
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Stansport Star-Lite 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Low cost mesh covered, bathtub bottom, 2-man tent with fly. Same design as the Kelty Salida 2 but bigger, and only weighs one pound more. After…
Stansport Star-Lite 2
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ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter

rated 4 of 5 stars This tent is a bit heavier that the Extreme 3 having a thicker floor and wider zippers. These are an added bonus adding weather protection in…
ALPS Mountaineering Extreme 3 Outfitter
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WrightSock CoolMesh II Lo Quarter Sock

rated 2 of 5 stars These socks were comfortable for about 25 miles of hiking. Then the two layers of material started moving independently, causing the outer layer…
WrightSock CoolMesh II Lo Quarter Sock
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Marmot Zion Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Lighter and better-fitting than I expected, I look forward to cold weather. This started as a preliminary review about fit and features. I am…
Marmot Zion Jacket
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Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Ok, this stuff is the deal. This stuff was invented by a North Idaho forest fire fighter. That's where I was and what I was doing when I discovered…
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP
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Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots

rated 1.5 of 5 stars These boots are NOT suited to significant backpacking or really anything other than day hikes over even terrain. While comfortable on the flat,…
Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots
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McHale Super Critical Mass II

rated 5 of 5 stars When I was on the market for an expedition backpack, a co-worker suggested that I check out McHale's packs. After looking at his website, I…
 
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SmartWool Microweight Crew

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This microweight long-sleeve crew, made from SmartWool's NTS (next to skin) 150 g/sq m merino wool, can be used for days without building a…
SmartWool Microweight Crew
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Warbonnet Superfly

rated 5 of 5 stars The Superfly Tarp is a 132" x 120" 'four season' tarp. A four season tarp is a tarp with doors so that the tarp can be completely closed off…
Warbonnet Superfly
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The North Face Ecwt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This Ecwt was manufactured by The North Face Company for use by the military in extreme cold weather (ECWS) conditions. Now made by Eureka.
 
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Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym

rated 4 of 5 stars I got to spend a few weeks with this hammock on loan from a friend.  Here's my thought on it.
Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym
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Exped SynMat 7 Pump

rated 5 of 5 stars I just received this inflatable pad in the mail today. It seems like a really nice pad. Appears to be put together really well. I bought the…
Exped SynMat 7 Pump
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Asolo FSN 95 GTX

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I found the boots very comfortable and stable. I have a wide foot and these worked great for me on some pretty steep and rocky terrain.  HOWEVER,…
Asolo FSN 95 GTX
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Osprey Talon 22

rated 5 of 5 stars The Talon 22 was exactly was I was looking for in a pack. I needed a lightweight pack for 3 purposes: 1. Day hikes - I have a laptop pack already…
Osprey Talon 22
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Leki Micro Stick

rated 4 of 5 stars The Leki Micro Stick is a departure from the standard, telescopic trekking pole design. Instead, it's a three-section, folding pole, much like…
Leki Micro Stick
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Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap

rated 5 of 5 stars Size-Large Color-Khaki I have two of these wonderful hats. I personally cannot rave enough about them. I have worn them in very warm temps (95+)…
Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap
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Kelty Trekker 3900

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Well, I just joined Trailspace and saw that no one has reviewed the K3900. I’ve had this pack for several years now and it’s the only pack…
Kelty Trekker 3900
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Black Diamond Cyborg

rated 5 of 5 stars Last winter I lost a crampons while leading ice and had to buy a new pair for this season. I was looking at what is easily available to us…
Black Diamond Cyborg
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LightHeart Gear Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great double wall tent. I have used other tents like the MSR Hubba Hubba that weighed way too much. Over the past few years I have…
LightHeart Gear Solo
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Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this hammock for my 2008 Southbound thru hike on the Appalachian Trail. I liked the price. Not sure what to expect but in hindsight…
Hennessy Hammock Ultralight Backpacker Asym
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Sea to Summit iPood Pocket Trowel

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I got this little trowel to replace a military-type entrenching tool. A lot of what I use the e-tool for is digging cat holes. Sometimes I use…
Sea to Summit iPood Pocket Trowel
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NEMO Meta 2P

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have the Meta 2P. I recieved it on July 27th, and have slept in it every night since then. I LOVE this tent, it is by far the best tent I…
NEMO Meta 2P
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ULA Equipment Catalyst

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is absolutely cavernous. It swallowed all my gear without using the extension collar space. The bellowed side pockets allowed larger…
ULA Equipment Catalyst
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Scarpa SL M3

rated 4 of 5 stars In the past 3 years I have worn these boots in a multitude of conditions and temperatures from the Cascade Range to the Appalachian Mountains…
Scarpa SL M3
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is hands down the most efficient stove I've ever owned. Proof? 5 weeks on the trail with one big can of gas. Used for coffee in the morning,…
Primus EtaPower EF
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REI Flash 65 Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars I have put a couple hundred miles on this pack in the north Georgia mountains. This pack has compression straps in all the right places making…
REI Flash 65 Pack
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Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember Underquilt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Here's my review of Eagles Nest Outfitters "Ember" underquilt. Part I: Part II: Enjoy!
Eagles Nest Outfitters Ember Underquilt
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Tarptent Moment

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent design with great livability, light weight (28 oz) and VERY fast setup time. Vestibule useful for pack storage and foul weather…
Tarptent Moment
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MSR E-Wing

rated 5 of 5 stars When a buddy of mine first bought an E-Wing I laughed in his face. "Who needs a tarp? Just wear a rain coat." That's what I said. Well the next…
MSR E-Wing
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JanSport Carson 80

rated 5 of 5 stars I used a Trailwise ext. frame backpack from 1972 through 2006. It finally just wore out. I had seen a lot of internal frame packs during that…
JanSport Carson 80
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The downsides to this stove are well-known, it's loud and it's heavy. I read a lot about the various models on the market before settling for…
Primus OmniFuel
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Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt

rated 5 of 5 stars To begin, the No Sniveller is a true multi-use piece of gear. Weighing in at only 21 ounces, it lofts to about 2.5 inches of 800 fill down insulation.
Jacks 'R' Better No Sniveller Quilt
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Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars -By far the most comfortable night's sleep I have ever gotten while camping -Totally flat sleeping -High-quality construction -Very easy setup…
Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
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Hilleberg Staika

rated 5 of 5 stars To put it in simple terms, this is the best tent I've ever seen for our needs. I have looked throughout the world at tent offerings, following…
Hilleberg Staika
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Trangia Mini Trangia

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have just completed a 12 month review of the Trangia 28. 4 seasons of use and approximately 103 days in the field. I cook both conventional…
Trangia Mini Trangia
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars There is only one thing preventing this stove from being perfect and that is the fact that it is a roarer burner: the jet of fuel is spread…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this stove on a range of trips in many temperatures and it won't stop. Just remember to clean the jet every time before you pack…
Primus OmniFuel
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Hilleberg Staika

rated 4.5 of 5 stars What makes an initial good impression is this tent's free-standing quality and it's ability to be lifted and placed exactly where it needs to…
Hilleberg Staika
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Exped DownMat 7

rated 4 of 5 stars Last September we were headed to the Canadian Rockies for some hut-to-hut hiking. I don’t sleep well, not even at home. Finding items to assist…
Exped DownMat 7
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Big Agnes Double Z

rated 4 of 5 stars For a summer-only pad, the Big Agnes Double Z offers big comfort and durability with a relatively light weight. At 4 inches thick, it absorbs…
Big Agnes Double Z
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Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid classic gets several small but innovative upgrades. I found myself on a different continent with sudden opportunities to go up to the…
Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX
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GSI Halulite Ketalist Cookset

rated 4 of 5 stars Bulletproof, might be a word that one would think of when using one of these, and if not for a couple of minor details great would be another.
GSI Halulite Ketalist Cookset
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GCI Outdoors PackSeat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars GCI Outdoor's Packseat Portable Stool is a fairly lightweight seat that spares a camper from sitting on the ground, pointy rock, or wobbly log.
GCI Outdoors PackSeat
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Falcon Guides Hiking North Carolina

rated 4 of 5 stars If you are hiking in North Carolina and want to visit as many trails as possible, than this is the book for you. It covers a lot of the trails…
Falcon Guides Hiking North Carolina
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KA-BAR Becker Companion

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very sound tool for bush craft and camping. You can field dress a dinosaur and baton a Redwood into kindling, but Fugeddabout backpacking…
KA-BAR Becker Companion
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MSR Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR Lightning Ascent has the best traction of any snowshoe I've used. The bindings are super secure, easy to use while wearing gloves or…
MSR Lightning Ascent
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars VERY roomy, lightweight two-person tent. I've had this tent for about a year now, and I'm very happy with it. I previously had a Mountain Hardwear…
Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo
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Keen Durand Mid WP

rated 2.5 of 5 stars If you can deal with the large toe box and keep your toes from smashing into the end while descending you might like these boots. If you have…
Keen Durand Mid WP
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ExOfficio Dryfly Flex Shirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When the sun is shining bright, this shirt shines even brighter. With its mesh-lined vertical back vents, UPF 30 and quick-drying and moisture…
ExOfficio Dryfly Flex Shirt
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent value for a quality entry-level, down sleeping bag. This bag has come with me on all of my alpine backpacking trips for the past few…
Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

rated 4 of 5 stars A great option as a versatile sandal. With a sturdy Vibram sole, a great footbed and an easy to use one-strap adjustment system, these can be…
Chaco Z/1 Unaweep
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is a great lightweight and minimalist choice for day hikes. It is easily packed down small to fit into a larger backpack. Durability…
Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25
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DeFeet Blaze

rated 5 of 5 stars Don't let the name put you off, these socks can be worn all year round, but especially stand out in the colder months. An all around great sock.
DeFeet Blaze
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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A minimal day pack for short side trips on longer backpacking trips. No promises on comfort, and it is not very durable or waterproof, but that's…
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
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Amok Draumr

rated 4 of 5 stars Camp in a bag, setup in less than half the time of any other tent I have seen. Extraordinary breakthrough in hammock design. There is a learning…
Amok Draumr
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Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have usually carried only a swiss army knife...but the more canoe camping we started doing, the more I realized we needed a fixed blade knife.
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife
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Kelty PK 50

rated 3 of 5 stars Innovative new design has promise, but needs refinement. I really wanted to like this back because of its innovative design, lack of any zippers,…
Kelty PK 50
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Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest

rated 4 of 5 stars Great extra bit of core insulation for over your base layer or under your main puffy. I often run really warm while I'm moving, but cool down…
Arc'teryx Atom LT Vest
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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 600 2-Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The reinvention of the sleeping bag is upon us! If you hate stuck zippers, if you hate suffocating into the side of your hood, and if you hate…
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 600 2-Season
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Asolo Khumbu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent boot all-around. Excellent traction in all terrain, completely waterproof. Comfortable and cool. Very good impact resistance, very…
Asolo Khumbu
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Spyderco Squeak

rated 5 of 5 stars A slipjoint knife that is legal almost anywhere. The quality is excellent! I've been carrying this every day for a few months, and I love it.
Spyderco Squeak
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Osprey Mira 34

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love the mesh back panel, which is like the one on my Osprey Aura 65, for keeping me cool on the long day hikes in town. This is a great pack…
Osprey Mira 34
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Salomon Techamphibian 3

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a fast drying water shoe great for hiking or cycling. I originally got these for hiking the Zion Narrows trail a couple of years ago.
Salomon Techamphibian 3
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Black Diamond Cosmo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is an inexpensive, yet reliable headlamp, that suits most needs for hiking, camping, and evening walks. It has a few quirks, but the basic…
Black Diamond Cosmo
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