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Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated mattress

The Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Insulated mattress, with a 4″ thickness and advertised R-value of 3.8, seems like it should be a good addition to the backpack.  My size Regular is about 71″ long and tapers from 21″ … Continue reading

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Marmot Fortress 2P tent

Another new tent, this Marmot Fortress 2P is intended (by me) for “front country” use – a.k.a. car camping.  I’ve used a Marmot Early Light 2P for several years in this role.  It was my first backpacking tent but I … Continue reading

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ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon

I will be doing many more solo trips now and that has made acquisition of an emergency signaling device a higher priority.  I considered one of the SPOT devices since they seem to get the most attention but after a … Continue reading

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