The Last Miles Before the Hundred

Our last conditioning hike of the pre-Tour Du Mont Blanc was completed Sunday. Seven miles out and back on the Falls Lake Trail with fully loaded packs…carrying exactly what we’d be carrying on a typical day of the TMB. The hiking days in the Alps will be longer with much more up and down, of …

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Gimme Shelter (for less than four hundred bucks if possible)

Gear Review: The REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent   *Note that BecauseItzThere receives NO compensation of any kind from any brand, retail store or outfitter. The products you see reviewed here are purchased with our own funds and objectively reviewed under field conditions.* **Please also  note that in writing this article Brian did in fact …

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Gravitating Towards a Better Filtration System

Gear Review: The Sawyer One Gallon Gravity Assisted Water Filtration System *Note that BecauseItzThere receives NO compensation of any kind from any outfitter. The products you see reviewed here are purchased with our own funds and objectively reviewed under field conditions.* Our recent multi-day hike of the Standing Indian Loop forced me to re-think an …

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