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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.

Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls

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By Georgieann Lilgreen on February 12, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Vaseline fire starters are a very versatile tool and can light a fire in almost any weather condition. Better yet, you can make them from very inexpensive materials from the comfort of your own home.

M Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application

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By David Chenault on February 05, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
Backpackable wood stoves will add weight to your pack, but they have many benefits, such as, peace of mind, warmth, and the ability to dry wet gear.

Thru Running New York’s Long Path

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By Kenneth Posner on February 05, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
New York's long path is a gem - nestled in the middle of a sprawling metropolis, this path cuts through the city taking you northward to the peaceful woods.

M MYOG: A flexible frame for ultralight backpacks

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By David Chenault on January 28, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Ultralight packs are great for your back, but for strapping outdoor gear onto your pack a frame is nice. Lightweight frames are hard to come by. The solution: make your own.

Wilderness Trekking School - Ultralight Boot Camp Photo Essay

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By Ryan Connelly (Photos by Emily Beers) on January 28, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques
The ultralight boot camp is exactly like it sounds; it prepares you to meet unexpected challenges in the wilderness. Plus it's a lot of fun and the scenery is stunning.

M Into the Gray

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By Ari “Ike” Jutkowitz on January 21, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
The story of one man’s obsession with the Lake Superior Shoreline in winter.

M Winter Cabineering - Part 2

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By Ryan Jordan on January 21, 2014 in Trends » Trend Reports
Winter Cabineering not only makes your sleep more enjoyable, but you can save pack weight as well. It's a creative and unique way to winter camp.

M Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay

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By Ryan Jordan on January 14, 2014 in Trends » Trend Reports
Winter Cabineering is a great way to spend time outdoors and still be warm. Don't worry, the cabins should be plenty rustic so you can still get away from it all.

M Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review

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By David Chenault on January 14, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
While it may be on the heavy side of ultralight, Paradox has worked hard to make each ounce count succeeding in creating a pack that excels at carrying extremely heavy loads.

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