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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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Tarptent Notch

The Tarptent Notch has been at the top of my “If I Had To Buy A Tent Today” list for several years but there is nothing really wrong with my 6-year-old Big Agnes Copper Spur so it has been hard … Continue reading

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Exped Downmat Winterlight mattress

My first new piece of gear in a while is the Exped Downmat Winterlight M.  With a high R value and relatively light weight, it seems like a good thing to have during those very cold trips.

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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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