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7 Reasons to Go Ultralight for Your Next Hike

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There are two very dominant trends in outdoors and hiking today: the ultralight and the bushcraft movement. Ultralighters are willing to sacrifice durability and features...

Ultralight shelter in test: The Marmot Nitro 1P

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I recently had the opportunity to put to test two of my ultralight shelters: the brand new Marmot Nitro 1P (an ultralight pyramid style /...

Using stoves inside tent: carbon monoxide results

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I posted earlier about whether using stoves inside the tent is safe or not. After a five day ski trip to Kilpisjärvi Wilderness Area, I...

Food for a 6-day ski trip to Halti

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I'm heading for a six day ski expedition to Halti (the highest fjell in Finland) in a couple of weeks. I've written about planning...

Building a Buschraft Kit the Finnish Way: Part 1, Knives

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Outdoors and hiking gear and traditions have become as polarized as anything in the modern life. If ultralight is one end of...

Review: Exped Synmat Hyperlite M ultralight sleeping mat

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This sleeping mat is a very recent purchase so I have not logged any days out in the wilderness with it. Therefore this is...

The ultimate packrafting resource list

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This is the last part of my four part article series on packrafting. See also part 1 about packrafting gear, part 2 about reasons...

Review: Bergans Nordkapp Jr 18l children’s backpack

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I recently made a short (one night) hiking trip with my daughter to the Repovesi National Park. I ended up having the ACT Lite 50+10...

Outdoors Camera Shootout: 10 excellent cameras to consider as your hiking...

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I've been invested in the Micro Four Thirds system for a number of years now. I have a old and trusted Olympus OM-D E-M5...

Getting started on Packrafting – The Ultimate Guide to Packrafting Gear

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A packraft as defined by Wikipedia is a small, portable inflatable boat designed for use in all bodies of water, including technical whitewater and ocean bays and...