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M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on October 01, 2014
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows

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By Ryan Jordan on October 01, 2014 in Gear » State of the Market Reports
Neck problems? Back problems? An ultralight inflatable pillow may be an ideal solution, but don't dive in head first. Read this first to see which ultralight pillows are the best.

M Pockets for Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packs

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By Darin Banner on September 23, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Make your own lightweight and effective side pockets for HMG porter.

M RapidPure Filters Review

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By Roger Caffin on September 23, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
Some filters leave a bad taste while others do an insufficient job of treating the water. The RapidPure filter changes the game and pushes the boundaries of water treatment.

Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp

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By Ryan Jordan on September 17, 2014
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.

Review of Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes by John Vonhof

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By Darin Banner on September 16, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very well-written book that is recommended for anyone interested in learning the best ways to take care of their feet.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 15

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on September 16, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt

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By Roger Caffin on September 10, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
About 110 people bought the custom stove and served as beta testers. Their feedback highlighted some of the benefits and bugs of the stove.

M The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World

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By Darin Banner on September 10, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
MYOG: A pack that weighs less than a pound, carries 30 pounds while transferring load to the hips, and is ideal for multi-day ultralight expeditions.

M Expedition Blogging, Part 1: A Satellite Phone-Based System

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By Ryan Jordan on September 03, 2014 in Technology » Features
A series of articles evaluating platforms for social media, photo blogging, and two-way email communications.

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