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Bring the Heat: Ultimate Guide to the Best Backpacking Stoves

With a compact and lightweight backpacking stove stashed in your pack, you can whip up a hot cup of coffee in the morning in less than five minutes. The same versatile stove can boil water for a dehydrated dinner at night, or you can earn your backcountry gourmet merit badge and do some real cooking.

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softshell vs hardshell jacket

Weather Dependent: Hardshell vs. Softshell Jackets

Softshell and hardshell jackets both protect you from the elements, but the two are meant to be used for different activities in different types of weather. Unfamiliar with the differences? Here’s a breakdown comparing softshell and hardshell jackets.

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lightweight rainjackets

8 Best Lightweight Rain Jackets for Hiking & More

Whether you're facing torrential downpours or a light mist, there are a variety of rain jackets on the market to tackle your rainy adventures. With the right one on your shoulders, rainy days will just be another reason to get out and play.

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