GearJunkie.com names MegaMat Duo "Best Double Sleeping Pad" and DownMat XP 9 "Warmest Backpacking Sleeping Pad"

 

Backpacker Magazine's 2019 Gear Guide includes the new Whiteout 30 pack

 

New for 2019 is the Comfort Wmns sleeping bag.

Whiteout is built with Dyneema composite fabric, making it very light, seriously tough and UV stable. 

Graham Zimmerman was interviewed recently by The Created Life podcast and his comments reveal his typical humility, philosophical approach to life and his deep well of postitive energy. 

 

Once upon a time there was a dragon who had lived for hundreds of years in a small castle in the Glarus mountains. The locals lovingly called him Wisli dragon. Every winter he watches over the Raminer river and makes sure that the Tschingelböcke with their pointed horns don't come down into the valley...and if hasn't melted, you'll find him this winter directly behind the Wisli forest in his castle. Thomas Oschwald built it, captured it in photo and video and of course spent the night in it with his partner ...

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