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Best First Aid Kit for Backpacking

The best first aid kit for backpacking is lightweight but packed full with a variety of first aid gear -- after all, backpackers can easily find themselves 30 miles from the nearest road. Any time you get off t...
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Best Down Jacket 2017: The Ultimate Guide

There is no one single best down jacket, and that's a good thing because it means we have choices -- there are many best down jackets. Everyone has different body types, does different sports, has different bud...
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11 More Best Gifts for Backpackers

We had such a good time nailing down the 10 Best Gifts for Backpackers we just couldn't stop. Alert: We've updated our backpacking gift guide this year -- head over to 35 Best Gifts for Backpackers for our n...
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Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod Review

What better way to review the lightest fly fishing rod in its class than to take it backpacking? The Redington Hydrogen fly rod is that fly fishing rod. At just 2.5 ounces, the 9-foot, 5-weight version is crazy...
4.5

Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock: Best of Two Worlds

Everyone loves a hammock. That's why, when I started searching for a backpacking tent, I chose the Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock. Sometimes it's hard to find a nice flat place to pitch a tent and sleep on t...
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How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

How to choose the best backpacking tent seems easy in 2016 -- right up until you struggle to set up your tent in middle of a rainstorm on the side of a mountain. The decisions you make now will affect you later...
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4.5

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 in 2016: At around $60,...