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How to Get Started Backpacking

Why should you get started backpacking? To see hidden backcountry gems -- and to recharge.The best way to get started backpacking is by learning from an experienced friend -- that's how I got started....
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7 Steps: How to Save Weight Backpacking

Backpacking is more fun when you can lighten your load -- here's tips for saving weight backpacking. Learning to save weight backpacking is all about making compromises and smart decisions. Sure, you can...
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The Ultimate Backpacking Gear List

When it comes time to pack for a backpacking trip, it's hard to know what gear to take -- or how much. Every experienced backpacker has a story about packing something silly, like Diet Coke cans that...
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Gear Guide: Best Waterproof Cameras 2015

Every adventurer should carry a rugged waterproof camera. Why? Every day is a different day in the great outdoors -- new animals, new weather, new places, and sunsets you'll never see again. Heck, one...
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How to Get Started Fly Fishing

Learning to fly fish is both easier -- and harder -- than most people realize. On one hand, once you learn how to cast a fly rod, a fly fishing beginner can cover most of the water that's fishable. On the...
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Klymit Static V2 Backpacking Sleeping Pad Review

The Klymit Static V2 inflatable sleeping pad offers one of the best lightweight backpacking pad experiences for your money. In fact, if you're on a tight budget, it's the best deal going: At just under $60,...