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  • Title: The Backpackers Shop
    Descriptive info: .. The Backpackers Shop.. News.. Events.. Home.. Staff.. Blog.. Fly Shop.. Contact Us.. Expert Outdoor Outfitters.. Our mountaineering expert Mike through-hiked the Appalacian Trail.. Stop in any time for suggestions on gear, his experience, or advice!.. Check out our huge selection of paddle sport products.. Our experts will help you select the best product for your way of paddling!.. A well worn map and dreams of spectacular vistas can entice any backpacker to hit the trail.. If you need expert outfitting, point your compass to The Backpackers Shop!.. No matter where you're going, we can get you there!.. We've got a huge selection of camping, backpacking and outdoor gear.. Visit us at our Sheffield, Ohio location!.. Thanksgiving Hours.. Posted in.. by The Backpackers Shop.. on November 23, 2012.. Holiday Weekend Hours!.. Wednesday, November 27 - 10:00am to 6:00pm.. Thursday, November 28 - Closed HAPPY THANKSGIVING.. Friday, November 29 - 9:00am to 8:00pm.. Saturday, November 30 - 9:00am to 8:00pm.. Sunday, December 1 - 11:00am - 5:00pm.. Closed - One Day Only.. by Tom.. on September 11, 2013.. We will be closed Saturday, October 5th, 2013.. Sorry for the.. inconvenience! We will have normal hours all other days that.. week and will open again Sunday, October 6th at 11:00am.. Thank you!.. Free Seminars.. on May 10, 2013.. VISIT OUR EVENTS TAB FOR A FULL CALENDAR AND A DESCRIPTION OF EACH EVENT!.. Reel Paddling Film Festival.. on February 25, 2013.. Attention Paddlers!.. We are hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival on August 27th at the Jackalope Lakeside in Lorain.. The show begins at 7:00pm will run approx 2 hours and will be showing segments of  ...   the sport of rock climbing, the thrill of mountaineering, or the excitement of canoeing and kayaking, The Backpackers Shop is well equipped to guide you in selecting the right equipment for your adventure.. Our personalized service and knowledge are well respected both in the outdoor industry and amongst our loyal following of long time customers.. Don't hesitate to call for advice, where you will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable outdoor enthusiasts who are willing to share their experience and assist you in equipment selection.. You will find only the best in equipment, supplies and accessories from the outdoor industry's top names.. For those traveling through the Cleveland, Ohio area, our destination is conveniently located just one and one half miles off of Interstate 90; approximately 20 minutes west of Cleveland.. If you plan to be in the area, be sure to stop for a visit.. We are proud of our heritage and continue to inspire others to discover the Great Outdoors.. Backpacking Camping.. Paddle Sports.. Climbing Mountaineering.. Adventure Travel.. Fly Fishing.. Clothing Outerwear.. Footwear.. Accessories.. Featured Product.. MSR Hubba Tents.. 1, 2 and 3-person.. read the review.. Twitter Feed.. This user has reached the maximum allowable queries against Twitter's API for the hour.. Store Hours.. M, W, F, Sat 10-6.. T, Th 10-9.. Sun 11-5.. Follow us and our friends.. facebook.. twitter.. youtoobe.. hiked em all.. Trail-Tips Newsletter.. Sign-up for our email newsletter to receive news, updates, product reviews and special offers.. name.. address.. The Backpacker's Shop: Expert Outdoor Outfitters Since 1966.. 5128 Colorado Ave.. (Rt.. 611), Sheffield Village, OH 44054.. 440-934-5345 1-888-303-3307 (toll free).. Email Us.. Visit our online Fly Shop:.. SteeliesOnTheFly.. BackpackersFlyShop..

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  • Title: News and Announcements
    Descriptive info: News and Announcements.. News.. September 11, 2013.. May 10, 2013.. Annual Kayak Symposium!.. Events.. April 02, 2013.. Other Events Going on:.. Beach Demos.. – Try out paddleboards and kayaks on the beach.. Free to public (16 years and up) throughout the event.. Paddleboards and kayaks provided by “Lake Erie Paddler” and “West River Kayak”.. Family “Smart Start” Classes.. – Pre-register for FREE beginner kayaking lessons designed for children and adults – 11am, Noon, 1pm, and 2pm.. Lessons will include beach and on-water instruction.. Pre-register at.. metroparks.. cc.. or by calling 1-800-LCM-PARK (children must sign-up with participating adult).. Seminars.. –.. Educational seminars will take place on Beach House deck and on beach.. Schedule:.. DECK programming:.. 11 am – “Casting Demo” – Firelands Flyfishers.. Noon – “Fix your own Boat, Make your own Gear” – Stuart Warner.. 1 pm – “Family Safe Boating” -  ...   sports and outdoor adventure activities in our area.. Organizations will include the Coastguard (“Coastie” will make an appearance!), Division of Watercraft, Lorain County Visitors Bureau, Lorain Port Authority, Firelands Fly Fishers, and Lorain Tourism Council.. The FRIENDS of the Metro Parks will also be at the event and will provide many kids activities.. Other.. – Bring kayak to event to get “safety checked”.. Kayaks that meet the grade will receive a boat decal.. February 25, 2013.. Black River Cleanup!.. February 13, 2013.. More Articles.. Store Closing Announcement.. Gift Ideas!.. Merry Christmas.. Page 1 of 2.. Prev.. Next.. Recent Updates.. Sorry for the inconvenience!.. Read More.. VISIT OUR EVENTS TAB FOR A FULL CALENDAR AND A DESCRIPTION OF EACH.. Attention Paddlers! We are hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival on August.. We will be CLOSED Monday, February 4th for a store changeover.. We apologize..

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  • Title: Events
    Descriptive info: Events Calendar.. October.. November 27, 2013.. December.. Sunday.. Monday.. Tuesday.. Wednesday.. Thursday.. Friday.. Saturday.. 44.. October.. 1.. 2.. 45.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 46.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 10:00am Fall Footwear S.. 16.. 47.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 48.. 24.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 10:00am Thanksgiving Ex.. 28.. 29.. 30..

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  • Title: Staff
    Descriptive info: featured product reviews.. John.. Posted by The Backpackers Shop on November 27, 2013.. John, age 27, works in every department in our shop (except fishing).. he's been working here since he could drive.. He is part time during the school year and full time in the summer - his #1 job is teaching 5th Grade Special Education at Sheffield Schools.. John's Favorites:.. Warm Weather: Sport Climbing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Driving the Stang.. Cold Weather: Ice Climbing.. Go-To Brands: Black Diamond, Scarpa, Arc'Teryx, Patagonia.. Piece of Gear: Black Diamond Cobras.. Trip: Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks.. Best Mountainhouse Meal: Pasta Primavera.. Climbing Gym: His garage.. To Quote John: "When I'm not teaching I enjoy climbing steep ice, and overhanging pockets, and long walks on the beach with my poodle.. ".. Steph.. Stephanie Moore, age 35 (but looks 25!), works in our clothing and kayaking departments.. She also runs.. LocoYaks.. in her spare time - helping other people realize their passion for kayaking and organizing awesome events all summer long!.. Steph's Favorites:.. Warm Weather: Kayaking.. Cold Weather: Sledding!.. Brand: Mountain Hardware.. Piece of Gear: SealLine Phone/Camera Case.. Trip: Lake St.. Clair, Algonac, MI.. To Quote Steph: "I found my love for the fresh outdoors after my return from fashion school in LA when I missed the ocean and palm trees more than the city.. Now I spend every spare minute in my kayak, on my mountain bike, or finding a new place to play outside.. I can't have enough paddling accessories! AND I HIGHLY recommend a day in a kayak to EVERYONE!".. Alison (Rally).. Rally, age 19, works in our backpacking and camping department when she's not busy attending Kent State University or being a rafting guide!.. Rally's Favorites:.. Warm Weather: Whitewater kayakaing, running.. Cold Weather: Mountaineering, snowboarding.. Go-To Brand: Patagonia.. Piece of Gear: Patagonia Better Sweater.. Trip: Mt.. Marcy.. Ice Cream: Moose Tracks.. Favorite Boss: REECE FABBRO.. To Quote Rally: "I am a broadcast journalism major and will graduate from Kent State University in 2016! This summer I am working as a rafting guide and my spare weeks working at the Backpackers Shop.. I enjoy being outdoors and going on runs.. In my free time I like to play guitar and spend time with my friends.. My favorite activites include climbing, kayaking, running, and walking my dog Rock-it.. Jen.. Jen, age 36, works in our women's clothing department.. Jen's  ...   fishing I didn't catch any fish but found an engagement ring tied on the end of my fly line!".. Reece.. Reece Jr.. , Owner, is an avid Hunter and Fly-Fisherman.. Reece's Favorites:.. Warm Weather: Camping, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hunting, Fly-Fishing.. Cold Weather: Camping, Hunting, Fly-Fishing.. Go-To Brands: Yeti! Simms, Sage, Arc'teryx, Sitka.. Piece of Gear: Yeti Cooler and Dutch Oven (and maybe a Simms short sleeve button up).. Trip: Montana Fly Fishing, Arkansas Duck Hunting.. Favorite Hangout: Mulligans.. Dog Breed: King Charles Spaniels.. To Quote Reece: "Rally it up!".. Hans.. Hans, age 27, works in all areas of the shop (other than fishing).. Hans's Favorites:.. Warm Weather: Rock Climbing, Dirtbiking, Mountain Biking, Paddle Boarding, Fishing, Boating, Long walks on Lorain Beaches, Drinking Brewskis with my Broskis.. Cold Weather: Ice Climbing, Snowboarding, Showshoeing, Fishing.. Go-To Brands: Rab, Arc'teryx, Black Diamond.. Piece of Gear: Anything from Black Diamond, Arc'teryx Atom, Arc'teryx 360i Harness.. Trip: Southwest Alaska, Jackson Hole, WY or (WA, OR, NY, CO, KY, WV, & VT).. Favorite Animals: Guinea Pigs, Siberian Huskys.. Dog Breed: German Shepherds! (and Black Labs).. To Quote Hans: "I love to do anything outdoors.. I'm always game for a good time.. Climbing is one of my favorite things to do.. I also work as a firefighter when I'm not working Backpackers Shop (or on a trip!).. Tom.. Tom, age 26, (Reece's son) works in every department of the store and is an avid Fly-Fisherman and Hunter.. Tom's Favorites:.. Warm Weather: Hiking, Camping, Fly-Fishing, Hunting, Kayaking.. Cold Weather: Hiking, Camping, Hunting, Fly-Fishing, Kayaking.. Go-To Brands: Arc'teryx, Simms, Sage, Prana, Patagonia.. Piece of Gear: Simms Waders.. Trip: Elk Hunting New Mexico & any fishing or hunting trip with his Dad.. Dog Breed: Labs.. To Quote Tom: "I love the outdoors and enjoy all types of hunting and fishing.. I also enjoy traveling, especially if it's to hunt or fish.. ".. Eric (Jim Dandy).. Eric, age 28, works in our fly-fishing department (and is sometimes mistaken for a Sasquatch).. Eric's Favorites:.. Warm Weather: Fly-Fishing, Kayak Fishing Club, Hunting, Mushroom Hunting, Gardening.. Cold Weather: Fly-Fishing, Waterfowl Hunting.. Go-To Brands: Yeti, Sitka, Simms, Scott, Ross, SA, Fishpond, and Smith.. Piece of Gear: G4 Pro Waders.. Trip: Guiding in Alaska - fishing and rafting for a summer.. Dog Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.. To Quote Eric: "I love to fish and hunt and hang out with my son, Connor.. Page 1 of 2..

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  • Title: Blog
    Descriptive info: Adam's Colorado and Wyoming Trip.. Backpackers Blog.. October 11, 2012.. My trip to Denver and Laramie started with an early flight out of Cleveland Hopkins to Denver International.. After an eventful drive and a scramble through security I was happily asleep on my way out west.. I landed in Denver around noon, met my brother and drove to Buena Vista to camp for a few hours of sleep.. We woke up at 3:00 AM for a light breakfast and were on the Missouri Gulch Trail by 4:00.. A couple miles into the trail it began to slope upwards quickly cleared treeline.. At this point the sun was coming up and Missouri Mountain was visible to the west.. We summited Mt.. Belford (14,153') around 10:00 AM and began to descend into the saddle to get out of the wind for lunch.. After a quick lunch of PB J tortillas we continued across the saddle up Mt.. Oxford (14,153').. From the summit of Mt.. Oxford we could see Mt.. Huron in the distance and some weather beginning to roll in.. The dark clouds encouraged us to get down quickly so we hightailed it back up Belford and down the Elkhead pass trail into the valley.. We got camp set up and it promptly began to storm, thunder is a lot louder at 13,000'.. We waited out the storm, cooked dinner and got to bed early.. The next day we repeated our 3:00 AM wake up for Missouri Mountain but thankfully left our tents, sleeping bags, etc.. at camp and carried much lighter packs for this leg.. We hiked at a modest grade until the turnoff and then switchbacked up to 14,000'.. The trail topped out onto a narrow ridgeline and followed this for an easy mile to the summit.. We reached the apex early and the weather allowed us to hangout on top for a minute.. Instead of retracing our route back to camp, we continued on the ridgeline which quickly turned into scrambling and we were appreciative of our lighter packs.. After a short section of downclimbing we descended to a scree field and glissaded back to our trail.. We arrived back at camp around noon, packed up and headed back to the car and got on the road to Laramie.. Laramie is about a 30 minute drive to Vedauwoo for some of the best climbing in Wyoming.. After consulting the bouldering guidebook we grabbed our crashpad and wandered in.. It only took me one problem to learn that a couple rolls of tape are a necessity for the rock here.. We bouldered for a while but the soreness was setting in from the day before so we called it quits.. My brother had class the next day and a mess of work to catch up on so I took his car and headed down to Brooklyn Lake in Medicine Bow National forest for some solo nights.. This section of Med Bow is wide open for large parts of the park and the wind never stops blowing so I hiked comfortably in a shell and long pants for the entire day.. The high winds also tend to blow the trail signs down so I had a little trouble navigating (a trail map printout from 1993 doesn't help either).. I camped near the car at brooklyn lake the first night and got up before sunrise to start.. After hiking through a dense pine forest I emerged onto the plains and caught the sunrise for coffee next to a lake.. I skirted the perimeter of the park for the majority of the first day and then traveled towards the interior to get out of the wind and camp for the night.. It got below freezing that night so I was thankful for my western mountaineering bag.. The next morning I hiked through the valley next to medicine bow peak and back to the car.. All in all it was a high mileage couple of days but the dry air and cool temps helped my endurance.. My last day was a long one, my brother and I woke up early for some sport climbing at Vedauwoo before catching my shuttle back to Denver and flying home.. I got in around midnight and was very grateful that my wonderful girlfriend was willing to pick me up, considering that I forgot to tell her I needed a ride home.. Mike's Yosemite Trip.. October 06, 2012.. Bears, bears, and more bears.. My trip to Yosemite was filled with hard days, beautiful scenery, and wildlife! It didn’t take long to stumble upon some wildlife.. I started my trip on the North Rim trail with an unusually rainy day.. Hours into the hike, the clouds parted, and the  ...   me.. At the top I took some great photos and made a few phone calls.. I then reversed my path back down Half Dome and back to the John Muir Trail.. As I made my way to the valley I passed crowds of people making their way to North Dome.. I took the time to chat with many of them.. All of them would ask me, “how much further”.. After a long day of hiking in the sun I made it to the Valley floor.. I was able to shower, eat pizza, and grab a few beers! This is always a great way to finish a trip.. I have had the blessing to hike a majority of the east coast.. However, noting compares to hiking out West.. Erika's Alaska Trip.. October 02, 2012.. My trip to Alaska last month was probably my favorite to date.. There is just no place like it ON EARTH if you love the great outdoors.. My friend Katie and I flew into Anchorage and spent a day and a half hiking around and adjusting to the 4 hour time change.. We then headed down on the Kenai Peninsula to the Homer Spit where we camped.. What a great little fishing town.. and the view from our campsite with water on both sides, surrounded by mountains, was truly breathtaking at sunrise.. After our time in Homer, we headed up north, and did some hiking.. Later we went to Silverton and camped in the pouring rain and high winds (thank you Sierra Designs for keeping us warm and dry).. The next morning we drove up to Six Mile Creek (Chugach Outdoor Outfitters) and did some whitewater rafting.. What an AWESOME whitewater trip - one of the best I've ever done.. The practice swim in the 35 degree glacial river wasn't my favorite, but totally worth it for the awesome rapids we did that day.. The next day we ended up in Seward and hiked up to the Exit Glacier.. we also did a boat tour on Resurrection Bay.. We saw glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park, orcas, humpback whales, puffins, sea lions, otters, and even jellyfish.. That evening we did the LONG drive up to Denali National Park and stayed outside the park that night.. The next day we had tickets on the 10am camper bus into Denali Park.. The 6 hour drive on the camp road (with 6 grizzly sightings!) was TOTALLY worth it when we got out at our final destination - Wonder Lake.. We were so excited for our 3 days of hiking/camping in the park.. We set up camp and went on our first hike.. Denali is not like other parks - it is 6 million acres of wilderness - and no trail maps.. A little scary at first thinking about what might happen if we got lost, but after our fist few hikes, we realized it was unlike anywhere we'd ever been.. Wonder Lake is also not far from the McKinley river and has phenomenal views of Mt.. McKinley (or Denali as they say in Alaska).. Despite the minute to minute weather changes from sun.. to rain.. to snow.. to freezing rain.. we had a cold, but fabulous time there.. Because we were there only days before the park closes for the season, we barely made it out of the park before they closed the roads due to snow.. After leaving Denali, we headed up to the Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks.. best decision ever.. perfect way to spend the afternoon after days of hiking.. We checked out Fairbanks the next day and then headed back to Anchorage.. It was so sad to leave.. but I know I will definitely go back!.. Check out our facebook for more pictures from the trip!.. Driving on the Turnagain Arm.. Exit Glacier.. Resurrection Bay.. Denali Park - Near the Entrance.. Wonder Lake.. McKinley River.. Fall Apparel Arriving Daily.. September 07, 2012.. Be sure to stop in soon and check out all of our new Fall Apparel and Footwear! We have received most of our shipments already, including Patagonia, North Face, Arc'teryx, Mountain Hardwear, Royal Robbins, Sorel, Ugg Boots, and many more! Also be sure to stop in and check out our great looking clothing from Kuhl, Mountain Khakis, Prana, Royal Robbins, Arborwear, and Lole just to name a few.. Fall is just around the corner, so stop in while the selection is at its best!.. Recent Blog Entries.. Adam's Colorado and Wyoming.. My trip to Denver and Laramie started with an early flight out of Cleveland.. My trip to Yosemite was filled with hard.. There is just no.. Be sure to stop in soon and check out all of our new Fall Apparel and Footwear!..

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  • Title: Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Visit:.. The Backpackers Shop®.. 611).. Sheffield Village, OH 44054.. Map & Driving Directions.. Store Hours:.. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday ~ 10am-6pm.. Tuesday, Thursday ~ 10am-9pm.. Sunday ~ 11am-5pm.. Telephone:.. 440-934-5345.. 1-888-303-3307 (toll free).. Fields marked with * are required.. Name.. *.. Email.. Phone.. Subject.. Message..

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  • Title: Paddle Sports
    Descriptive info: Just Add Water.. Many moons ago, The Backpackers Shop® (then widely known as Ohio Canoe Adventures, Inc.. ) was a "mom and pop" canoe shop off the beaten path.. How times have changed! The canoeing boom of the sixties, seventies and eighties has lead to the enormous kayak boom of the nineties and beyond.. We now stock hundreds of kayaks from.. Percpeption, Native, Liquid Logic, Old Town, Hurricane,.. and.. Current Designs.. Whether you are interested in an entry level recreational kayak, fishing kayak, open cockpit kayak, or technical sea touring kayak, we have the right model for your sense of adventure.. Though kayak interest far outweighs that in canoes, we haven't abandoned our roots as a canoe shop and continue to offer a wide variety of canoe models from.. Wenonah and Old Town.. for recreation and touring.. Our annual Paddlesports Demo day is a great event for test paddling.. Every year, we introduce more and more newcomers to the sport of paddling.. Manufacturer's representatives, together with  ...   the water, be sure to stop by and talk to the experts.. Stohlquist Drifter PFD.. Posted by Chris on November 27, 2013.. One of the most comfortable PFD’s I’ve ever worn – hands down.. With a four strap adjustment system, the drifter is bound to fit no matter what you have on underneath.. With one lashing point, and a pocket, it enables you to carry all the necessary safety equipment without adding the bulk other jackets have.. I trust it to save my life!.. Old Town Discovery – 158 Canoe.. Posted by Drew on November 27, 2013.. 15’8”, 80 lbs.. , width at 4” and waterline 35.. 5”, max load 1,100 lbs.. Material: Three layer superlinear.. Made in Old Town, Maine.. This is a tried and true design.. I’ve been paddling mine for 15 years in Acadia National Park and it’s still going strong.. The Discovery is very stable, tracks well, and pleasant to paddle.. My parents take their two golden retrievers on day trips in it..

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  • Title: News
    Descriptive info: Written by Tom.. Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:25.. Friday, 10 May 2013 20:48.. Monday, 25 February 2013 18:39.. Wednesday, 13 February 2013 19:27.. Written by The Backpackers Shop.. Friday, 01 February 2013 16:59.. We apologize for any inconvenience!.. THIS IS ONE DAY ONLY FOR RENOVATIONS.. Normal business hours starting Tuesday, February 5th.. Footwear Sale..

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  • Title: Backpacking & Camping
    Descriptive info: Hit the Trail.. A well worn map and dreams of spectacular vistas are enough to entice any backpacker to hit the trail.. However, if expert outfitting is what you need, point your compass to The Backpackers Shop® where you'll find backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, and all of the greatest gear to get you into the great outdoors!.. Backpacking is our namesake, and we take great pride in our incredible selection of packs.. We offer a wide range of backpacks for day hikers, thru-hikers, and mountaineering enthusiasts.. You can be sure that our expert pack fitters will send you comfortably down the trail with a properly fitted pack.. Choose from top names like.. Osprey, Arc’Teryx, The North Face,.. Kelty.. Our great selection of.. Mountainsmith.. lumbar packs is sure to please the day hiker and urban trekker.. And if you are taking along a four legged friend, check out our great dog packs from.. Ruffwear.. Your tent is your home away from home, and whether you are pitching camp at the state park or on a high mountain summit, we can guide you in selecting the right shelter for your sense of adventure.. We offer a great selection of tents from.. Sierra Designs, Big Agnes, MSR, Eureka, Slumberjack, Mountain Hardwear,.. The North Face.. And for the minimalist, we also offer.. Outdoor Research.. bivy sacks for ultra lightweight shelter.. A good night's sleep is the key to a great trip.. Sleeping bags from.. Western Mountaineering, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, and Slumberjack,.. will assure a cozy night's sleep under those starlit skies.. So, toss out that cell phone, log off the computer, and hit the trail.. You just might rediscover yourself along the way.. Osprey Talon Series (22L, 33L, 44L).. Posted by Adam on November 27, 2013.. The Talon Series of packs are excellent from running through the airport or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.. The 22L and 33L packs are superior  ...   worries were alleviated.. The only drawback is the water must be largely sediment free, however this is easily solved with a bandana or mesh stuff sack wrapped over the top of a Nalgene.. If you have to pull out of a mud puddle I would stick to a pump filter, but this is rarely the case.. Bottom line: my new go to purifier for hikes with easy access to lakes and streams.. Cascade Designs, MSR, Hubba Series Tents.. This line of tents from Mountain Safety Research (MSR) consists of the Hubba, Hubba Hubba, and Mutha Hubba (One, two and three person respectively).. Their namesake stems from the user- friendly Hub system which provides an easy setup.. An Appalachian Trail thru-hiker had the following to say about the Hubba : "The bug-netting roof offers extreme ventilation as well as the ability to star gaze on a clear night.. This tent kept me dry through the Virginia Highlands and kept me cool throughout the heat of the mid-Atlantic portion.. The tent is rather confining but that’s a necessity when it comes to saving weight.. I spotted this AT favorite from Georgia to Maine.. Mountain Hardwear Hammer Head 2 Tent.. This tent saved me while camping in Tennessee.. This is a lightweight 2 person tent considering all the features it comes with.. The roll back sky panel is great for enjoying a starry night, while the rain fly will keep you dry in a downpour and can be quickly put on and removed.. eVent Dry Bags (Sea to Summit, Granite Gear).. Dry bags have taken a large leap forward with the addition of eVent panels, allowing the compressed air to pass out of the bag, extremely useful for sleeping bags, clothing or anything highly compressible.. Gram counters should opt for Granite Gears drysacks and packliners made of siliconized Cordura , however the best bang for your buck comes from Sea to Summit..

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  • Title: Climbing & Mountaineering
    Descriptive info: Freedom of the Hills.. “Passing through the towering ice pinnacles of Phantom Alley, we entered the rock-strewn valley floor at the bottom of a huge amphitheater.. Here (the Icefall) turned sharply to flow southward as the Khumbu Glacier.. We set up our Base Camp at 17,800 feet on the lateral moraine that formed the outer edge of the turn.. Huge boulders lent an air of solidity to the place, but the rolling rubble underfoot corrected the misimpression.. All that one could see and feel and hear - of Icefall, moraine, avalanche, cold - was of a world not intended for human habitation.. No water flowed, nothing grew - only destruction and decay.. This  ...   your next adventure, no matter how big or small.. Our inventory includes harnesses, helmets, carabiners, belay rappel devices, ascenders, ropes, climbing shoes, mountaineering boots, chalk bags, climbing packs, pulleys, ice axes, snow shovels, and the list goes on.. Black Diamond Harness.. Posted by Hans on November 27, 2013.. I recently had the opportunity to use my black diamond harness for long hours over several days.. The black diamond aspect was incredibly comfortable, light, and allowed free movement during climbing and belaying.. At the end of the day it was easily packed away into a small compartment in my Osprey backpack.. I highly recommend the harness to anyone who wants a great competitively priced harness..

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  • Title: Adventure Travel
    Descriptive info: If you are planning a trip to distant and far away lands, your first stop should be The Backpackers Shop®.. Those heading to unexplored regions, as well as the business traveler, will find a great selection of durable travel luggage from.. Eagle Creek, Osprey, Filson,.. as well as a complete line of travel accessories to keep you comfortable and organized on your adventure.. In addition, our great selection of lightweight  ...   Rab.. Mountain Hardwear.. will keep you cool, comfortable, and looking great! We can outfit the adventure traveler from head to toe with all the greatest gear, including lightweight water filters, first aid kits, and lots of ultra cool travel accessories like packable hammocks, hats, travel vests, passport pouches, and much, much more.. So, before you head out, come see how we can make your trip better than you ever imagined..

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