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How I Chose the Right Backpacking Tent for Me

I'll admit that I'm more of a casual backpacker than the full blown section hiker or through hiker that has spent many nights out on the trail.  But honestly, I think that's what makes backpacking even more special to me is the fact that I can't get out as often as I'd like.  So, when I do get the chance to break away, the time is even more precious and savoured.

Over the past few months I've made the decsion to expand my backpacking gear and picked up some "go to ground" winter equipment.  I've previously spent all my time and available resources on hammock camping so it's a bit of a change of pace for me.  I've found though that Hammock Camping in the winter is a bit more of a challenge and requires some pretty expensive gear to keep yourself warm.  With Christmas coming, I knew I'd have a little extra cash and wanted to find a few pieces that would make winter camping an option for me.

So, on the search for the perfect backpacking t…

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