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Backpackers Say the Darndest Things
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Backpackers Say the Darndest Things

by Anna Fletcher As the lead federal agency in natural resource conservation, the U.S. Forest Service manages the 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands, providing us with the best spots to hike, camp, hammock and relax. They also deal with an eclectic bunch of backpackers, campers and visitors on a [...]

Team Torti Has Conquered the Mother Lode of Adventure Racing!
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Team Torti Has Conquered the Mother Lode of Adventure Racing!

Back in May, we were introduced to the sport of adventure racing. Fletcher Hamel, captain of AR team Torti/Aquabound, defined it as “a team multisport event in which teams travel together by foot, bike and boat over an unmarked course using only a map and compass to navigate between required [...]

Quilts or Bags?
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Quilts or Bags?

Backpacking Checklists
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Backpacking Checklists

By Samarth Vasisht A checklist is a great way to ensure that you have everything that you need for your trip. I tend to be pretty organized, but it’s always nice to have something to check up on before you leave. Here are some checklists that you can use for [...]

Trip Planning 101
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Trip Planning 101

By Samarth Vasisht With planning a backpacking trip it is important to think about classic 5 “W’s”: Who: The first part of a trip is finding people to travel with! Find friends that have the same stamina as you and try to ensure that you have one person in your party [...]