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Eric Hanson’s Jordan Trail Sleep System

Spending a month thru-hiking in the high desert means your gear will see a myriad of conditions, ranging from freezing desert nights to furious rains and inescapable heat. Eric knows the importance of a quality sleep system.

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Light is Right

There is a fine line between bringing too much and not bringing enough when going into the backcountry. Learn how to pack light without sacrificing comfort.

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Memories from a 1984 Sleeping Pad

When we buy gear that is guaranteed for longevity, it’s not only allowing our adventure fund to continue to grow, but it’s healthier for the environment as well. It’s gear we can count on for longevity and strength, designed for gnarly adventures.

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Down Vs. Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Skiing versus snowboarding. Mountain biking versus road biking. Tupac versus Biggie. Who hasn’t engaged in these bottomless debates? Perhaps the mother of all campfire arguments, however, is the age-old synthetic versus down sleeping bag scenario. In this installment of Choosing…

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Choosing an Adventure Partner

By Bethany Hughes The weight of the pack on my back, the sun-warmed rock, small tufts of grass growing from the cracks where my fingertips gripped, my sweating palms, the glacial blue waters of Lago Viedma lapping 15 feet below….

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To the Warmth Degree

In the backcountry, every single element adds up. Every gram. Every calorie. Every inch. Every decision. All of these elements are multiplied during the winter. In this edition of Therm-a-Rest Beta, contributor Bethany Hughes gives us a few decision points…

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A Life Lived on a Therm-a-Rest Pad

My mom and dad are mountain people, to the core. In fact, they met in the mountains, on a trail in Washington state’s Olympic National Park. My dad was an Illinois boy, out west for the summer exploring himself and…

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