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Soto Windmaster UL Stove Review

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I was looking for a compact ultralight canister stove which would boil quick, use gas efficiently and be durable / dependable in the summer and shoulder seasons and after doing some research to include raves from my daughter who has used it for two years including a PCT thruhike in 2017 I have settl ...

Dayhiking Burch Ridge & Burch Peak

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https://youtu.be/bQlJ99ffYb0 A break in the wildfire smoke in Central Washington allowed me to get back outside and breathe seemingly fresh air I think I trail ran 6 out of 7 days before squeezing in this close to town hike along a 4000’ Ridge to a 4999’ Peak overlooking the Wenatchee Valley ...

Thermarest Uberlite Sleeping Pad

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Thermarest Uberlite Sleeping Pad

I have been keeping my eye on information in any form concerning the ultralight and small volume Uberlite Sleeping Pad it appears it will not be available in the U.S. until Spring 2019. metric conversion 47 x 20 = 6 ounces 72 x 20 = 9 ounces 77 x 25 = 12 ounces   https://y ...

Navigating Wildfires and Smoke

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Navigating Wildfires and Smoke

The past, present, and future of wildfires in the U.S., especially the West is significant with both fire and smoke altering the environment making us account for the way we live and play so it doesn't come as "Breaking News" to the outdoor community when the EPA says... "In recent decades, the W ...

The Big Burn : Largest Wildfire in U.S. History

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The Big Burn is the name given to the largest wildfire in U.S. history which occurred in 1910 consuming 3 million acres of land across Idaho, Montana, Washington, and British Columbia within 48 hours and killing 87 people. The wildfire changed the shape of the land as well as the Forest Service poli ...

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