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  • Backpacks Travel
    Travel Notes: Keeping it Light for the Urban Person on the Go

    The deal with travel backpacks, is that one needs to keep the overall weight down. Yes, traveling quite often with a backpack can weight one down, so it’s essential to keep the load to a minimum. I know I’ve learned through trial and error that having a heavy backapck

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  • Andrew Skurka
    The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide by Andrew Skurka

    THE ULTIMATE HIKER’S GEAR GUIDE has got to be my favorite hiking book and gear guide right now. Written by ultra-backpacker and adventurer Andrew Skurka, this book contains tons of valuable information and recommendations on hiking and related hiking gear. This is a must buy for any hiker/backpacker from

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  • Andrew Skurka
    [50% Off] Cyber Monday Deals on Tents

    More deals to be had this Cyber Monday. In this case, here is a collection of tents and related gear from various online stores. These are 50% (or more) off their retail value.

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  • Andrew Skurka
    [50% Off] Cyber Monday Deals on Backpacks

    Sharing some sweet deals on hiking gear today. Here is a selection of backpacks from various online stores that are 50% (or more) off their retail value. I’ll try to share more hiking gear later.

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  • Andrew Skurka
    Big Agnus Fly Creek UL2 Tent

    The Big Agnus Fly Creek UL2 Tent is a 2-person ultra-lite tent for hiking and backpacking, weighing in at only 2 lbs. 2 oz. Backpacker 2010 Editors’ Choice Award winner: “At barely more than 2 lbs., Fly Creek stomps on bivy-sack turf when it comes to weight and bulk!”

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  • Hiking Gear: Using Fluorescent Work Lights Instead of Camping Lanterns

    A portable, artificial light is essential when out on the wilderness trail or utilized for campgrounds, as a reliable source of lighting for general use and emergencies.

    There are many suitable lamps for camping and backpacking but portable Fluorescent Work Lights tend to fulfill a more general purpose solution, and is worthy of consideration based on a few good uses. Overall, this type of lighting will be a benefit in a number of practical applications.

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