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Gear Review: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

In 2015 I bought a puffy for a hike on the Colorado Trail that weighed in at 12 ounces at the time of this writing. It’s a great piece, still going strong (though marred slightly by a few grease stains and pinpricks from errant embers). But it’s definitely no-frills, sporting just one small exterior breast pocket, snaps instead of a zipper, a design that admits jabs of chilly air from time to time, and no drawcord to cinch up the hem. ...

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Backpacker Radio Episode 71 | Sarah Jones Decker on Appalachian Trail Shelters

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by Sarah Jones Decker, author of the new gorgeous photobook “The Appalachian Trail: Backcountry Shelters, Lean-tos, and Huts“.  We learn what goes into a project as massive as doing a photo essay of all of the AT’s shelters, Sarah’s personal favorites, the history of these structures, which have the best privies, and much more.  Sarah is also the co-owner of Root Bottom Farms, ...

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Italy, France, and Other European Countries Begin Re-Opening Beaches

In early March, weeks before COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic, Italy reported thousands of new cases every day, prompting a full shut down of the country. On March 13, Italian surfer Robert D’Amico uploaded a surf film called “StayAtHome” to spread awareness within the surf community about the seriousness of the virus, weeks before it […]

Forest Service Reopens AT Trailheads in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

Appalachian Trail trailheads and access points in four national forests in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia will reopen on May 22.
In a statement here, the US Forest Service said Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests in Georgia, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests in North Carolina, Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, and George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia will participate in the coordinated reopening.
The Triple Crown in Virginia will remain closed, which includes Dragon’s Tooth trailhead, ...

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5 Best Portable Outdoor Showers for Every Situation

We’ve seen some serious innovation in the portable shower category in the last several years. However, it’s important to note that not all showers are created equal. Each serves a distinct and unique purpose, so shop with care. We’ve rounded up a selection of showers to suit all desires, from the ultra-portable to the most […]

COVID-19-Inspired Home Workouts Could Decimate the Gym Industry

When the shelter-in-place order went out in March, John Passaro and his fiancé, Megan Soll, began building their home gym. He wanted a Peloton bike, and she wanted a Mirror, which offers a wider variety of on-demand home workouts. So they decided to buy both, along with a set of adjustable Bowflex dumbbells, a weight […]

Small Business Sales Week: Small Companies Offering Great Deals from May 21-27

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It’s Small Business Sales Week, and we’re helping get the word out about online deals for backpacking and camping gear from small businesses and innovators in the outdoor industry. From Thursday, May 21, to Wednesday, May 27, over 40 small brands will be offering sales on everything from freeze-fried meals to camping accessories to single-origin coffee. Organized by Garage Grown Gear in collaboration with dozens of amazing small outdoor brands, ...

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Baked French Fries

BREAKING NEWS. You can make crispy Baked French Fries in the oven! After slicing, baking, and salting more potatoes than I care to count, I have for you a foolproof method for how to make French fries crispy in the oven. No more compromising texture for the sake of making baked French fries healthy. Pull […]

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