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Mercantour Traverse gear debrief

Ultralight gear choices in the high Alpine

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Gear notes from a night on the dunes – Tread Lite Gear, Oookworks & more

Last night, armed with a few new items of gear to test out, I went for a wild camp on the dunes by the coast. I managed to capture a few good images, too. I’ve camped here before. In June 2016, I took my lightest wild camping gear for

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The times when I’ve gone ‘stupid light’

A couple of years ago, I read an article by Andy Skurka called Stupid Light: Why light is not necessarily right, and why lighter is not necessarily better. I’ve always tried to pack intelligently, rather than just aiming for the lightest possible load, but I’ve been guilty of

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Thoughts on summer sleep systems

Two years ago, I bought a new sleeping bag and thought it would be ideal for every backpacking scenario. But now I find my needs diversifying, and I’m looking for a new – and much lighter – option for summer trips. The Rab Neutrino 400 The sleeping bag I bought in