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Review: 12 Survivors Fixed Blade Knife
posted Jul 31, 2014 by AJ Heil
Knives are an absolutely essential piece of gear, but when I saw the 12 Survivors Fixed Blade Knife for the first time, my first reaction was one of skepticism.  "A fixed blade knife, in plastic packaging, made by a survival company?"  If I had to put a...
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Trip Report: Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado: Ute Creek
posted Jul 30, 2014 by mtbikerchick
Wildflowers on the Continental Divide Trail This year's annual backpacking trip took us back to an area J and I had backpacked in several years ago: the Ute Creek portion of the Weminuche Wilderness.  This wilderness area stretches from Silverton, Colorado over to Del Norte, and is...
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How to Make Hammock Camping More Comfortable: 5 Tips
posted Jul 28, 2014 by AJ Heil
5 Tips on How to Make Hammock Camping More Comfortable Over the course of my years of camping and backpacking, I've heard many reasons why people shy away from hammock camping as a reliable alternative to the traditional tent. To this very day, many people still scoff...
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5 Reasons You Should Give Backpacking a Try
posted Jul 21, 2014 by mtbikerchick
People give plenty of excuses for avoiding experiences like backpacking--and you can see some of those reasons and my arguments against them here.  But if you have even an inkling of interest, then you should try it!  Why? 1. The scenery. Wilderness areas are scenic.  They're beautiful. There...
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