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M Lil' Bugout Shelter Review

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By David Chenault on March 18, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
An uncommon design transforms the Lil' Bugout into a weather fortress. And it has plenty of space to keep you cozy as you weather the storms.

Learning to Packraft: Ten First Steps for Backcountry Travelers

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By Ryan Jordan on March 11, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
This article identifies the first steps on a path to packrafting competence for those specifically interested in actually carrying their raft on their back into remote environments!

M ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 3

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By Matthew Pullan (editorial assistance from Roger Caffin) on March 11, 2014 in Technology » Features
We've covered the materials, the combinations, and now ISPO wraps up with a look at some innovative ski gear.

M ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2

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By Matthew Pullan (editorial assistance from Roger Caffin) on March 04, 2014 in Technology » Features
ISPO 2014 features some innovative products. From sleep systems to clothing the new technology is exciting.

M Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers

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By Ryan Jordan on March 04, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Hardshell double boots, common amongst ski mountaineers using modern alpine touring or telemark equipment, make for miserable discomfort during extended stays in camp. Adding a pair of thin neoprene overboots at less than a pound allows one to kick off the plastics and enjoy basecamp slippers while keeping feet warm and dry in the coldest weather.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 1

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on February 25, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M ISPO 2014, Munich

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By Matthew Pullan (editorial assistance from Roger Caffin) on February 25, 2014 in Technology » Research Reviews
The ISPO features sports business and their latest products. Despite the big emphasis on winter activities, it is exciting to see what is coming down the pipeline.

M New Balance MT910V1 and MT910V1GTX Trail Shoes Review

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By Roger Caffin on February 18, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
The flagship of New Balances's 2014 lineup, the MT910s perform well in a myriad of conditions and provide comfort and stability while on the trail.

M AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization

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By Ryan Jordan on February 18, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
Combining the best of both worlds, AT Nordic ski systems give you comfort, stability, and lightweight as you explore the backcountry.

M Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review

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By Will Rietveld on February 12, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
With room for sleeping and gear storage as well as a durable construction that can handle a range of weather conditions, the HMG UltaMid is an ideal shelter for lightweight backcountry travel.

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