Tents

Single-wall Tents There are two types of single wall tents. The first is made using waterproof (or water resistant) breathable materials. These are typically free standing shelters designed for mountaineering, and have very similar designs such as those from Bibler, Rab, or Black Diamond. I like … “Tents”

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Outdoor Gear

My recommendations are focused on backpacking gear, but most of the observations are applicable to a variety of outdoor activities.  I also have a list of my “gear for life“ Clothing Backpacks Sleep System Shelters (tents, tarps, hammocks) Kitchen Gear: Stoves, Cookwares, Water, Food Storage Other Items: Knives, Lights Ultralight … “Outdoor Gear”

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Insulation Materials

Historically the three best choices are Down, Polarguard (especially 3D and Delta), and Primaloft, though Climashield sounds pretty good and will likely replace Polarguard as the most commonly use synthetic in the next few years. Each of these materials has different performance characteristics.  You will … “Insulation Materials”

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