Going Backpacking? Beware of Norovirus

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Now that we’re into the new year, many people are in full swing, preparing for their upcoming hiking season. For many, that season begins as early as March and extends well into October. And with record numbers of people hitting

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Does the Sawyer Extractor Work?

The following is a rather long and extensive write up on the efficacy of the Sawyer Extractor, which also applies to other suction devices. I didn’t write it, rather found it on a Reddit thread dated back to 2014. But

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Clothes I Use on the Trail

My clothes are the core of my hiking and backpacking. Each piece is selected carefully. The pieces are all part of a system that can be easily combined and worn together. My basic criteria for choosing the clothes I have

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My Ultralight Gear List

Living in SoCal, I’m at a bit of an advantage in keeping my pack baseweight down. I rarely have to worry about inclement weather, so I can afford to dispense with some gear much of the time. I strive to

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