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Thru Hiking the John Muir Trail | Maps, Permits, Adventure

Thru hiking the John Muir Trail takes planning, grit, and luck. Read Kara Kieffer’s 220 mile journey through the iconic wilderness, and plan for yourself.

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Wilderness Backpacking Gear Giveaway

One lucky person will win more than $650 in gear for the ultimate wilderness backpacking set up. Click for more details on the gear and how to enter!

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Holiday Camp and Hike Gear Giveaway!

One lucky person will win more than $450 in gear for the trail and campsite. Click for more details on the gear and how to enter!

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Backpackers.com November 2017 Highlights

Backpackers.com — Our bellies are full from turkey dinners and we’re getting in the holiday mood. New for you: reviews of excellent backpacking gear, and five highly curated Gift Guides for all of our Backpacker Types.┬áThere’s almost enough in this update to make a full packing list, minus snacks and clean socks. Your Backpackers.com update

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BioLite FirePit: Meet the Smokeless Campfire

A portable campfire that grills your food, let’s you s’more, and does away with all that smoke. Meet the BioLite FirePit, on Kickstarter now.

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How to Buy Your National Park Pass

Why buy the National Park Pass? Free access to over 2,000 wilderness destinations. It’s worth, it especially if you’re a senior. How to buy your pass here.

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Backpackers.com June 2017 Highlights — Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Headlamps, and More!

Your Backpackers.com highlights for June 2017. See the new gear we recommended and the outdoor guides we penned for your reading pleasure.

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Backpackers.com May 2017 Highlights — Synthetic Jackets, Rain Jackets, New Outdoor Guide

Your Backpackers.com highlights for May 2017. See the new gear we recommended and the outdoor guides we penned for your reading pleasure.

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