Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2022

A water filter is a very useful gadget for backpacking, hiking and mountaineering because it allows you to treat water from rivers, streams, lakes and other sources. Note that even far away from civilization, many water sources may not be safe due to fecal contamination from cattle, wild animals and people. If you have a…

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backpacking water filters

Best Backpacking Stoves of 2022

A backpacking stove is very useful for long trips because it allows you to quickly boil water, prepare hot drinks and warm food such as pasta and dehydrated meals. Furthermore, in winter you can use it to melt snow which allows you to carry less water in your backpack. Since modern backpacking stoves are super…

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MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove

The 5 Best Tent Brands of 2022

Deciding which tent to buy is difficult because there are so many tents available. Tents differ in size, weight, construction, quality and price. Therefore, it is important to consider your needs before making the purchase. In the following we selected the five best tent brands to make things a little easier for you. The tent…

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Black Diamond Mesa Tent

The Best Snowshoes for Hiking in 2022

When trails and mountains are covered with snow, hiking becomes more challenging and requires additional gear and skills. Trudging through soft knee-deep snow is very exhausting, but you can make it less exhausting by wearing snowshoes. Snowshoes allow you to walk on snowy terrain without sinking in too deep. A snowshoe consists of a rigid…

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MSR Lightening Ascent snowshoes

Best Backpacking Tarps of 2022 – Lightweight

A tarp is basically a sheet of waterproof fabric which can be attached with guylines to trees, trekking poles, rocks and other stabile things to form a shelter. Tarps are by far the lightest portable shelters; a high-quality tarp which accommodates two persons can weigh as little as 10 ounces (300 grams). Different modular components…

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Kammok Kuhli Tarp

Best Lightweight 2-Person Backpacking Tents of 2022

A backpacking tent gives you the flexibility and freedom to set up camp anywhere you like rather than having to reach stationary shelters on the beaten path. The main advantage of tents in comparison to other portable shelters is that they are very versatile. Most other shelters can only be used in very specific situations….

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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Hiking Tent

The Best Trekking Poles of 2022

Trekking poles are very useful for hiking and mountaineering because they reduce strain on your legs for up to 25%. They also increase traction and are very useful for probing the terrain. Nevertheless, they also have drawbacks; they are bulky when not in use and they prevent you from using your hands freely for other…

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MSR DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles