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M Top Ultralight Tent Review

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By Sean McDevitt on April 15, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
Ultralight tents are becoming more lightweight and durable. This is good news for ultralighters.

M The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves

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By Roger Caffin on April 15, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
Lindal valves are what makes your stove work (or not work). Their proper care can keep your stove running for years.

M Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review

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By David Chenault on April 08, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
For their first ever attempt, Black diamond created a versatile, durable, and waterproof windshirt that raises the bar for ultralight windshirts.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 4

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on April 08, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review

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By Will Rietveld on April 01, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
A lightweight, high performance tent great for ultralight backpackers looking for more comfort in the wilderness - most notably couples.

M The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack

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By David Chenault on April 01, 2014 in Trends » Commentary
From humble beginnings to the sophisticated and lightweight packs, the ultralight backpack is a tale filled with adaptation and pushing the balance of weight and features.

M Concerning the Wilderness Serape

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By David Chenault on March 25, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
Despite the added weight, a Serape is a versatile piece of backpacking gear that can help manage the sudden weather changes.

M Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review

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By Ryan Jordan on March 25, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
While not a part of the traditional lightweight backpacker's gear list, a hatchet is a great piece of gear that can bring a unique perspective to fire building and shelter making.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 2

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on March 19, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2

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By Ryan Jordan, Mike Martin, and Roger Caffin on March 19, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
A performance review of the Stephenson 2C - the smallest and lightest "climber's" version from the ultralight line of tents from the Stephenson family of New Hampshire.

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