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  1. Guide to Seam Sealing Tent or Tarp

    Gossamer Gear | Jul 14, 2014

    Seam sealing is a procedure necessary for most tents and tarps to keep water from leaking through the stitching. This...

  2. Water Dipper for Hiking

    Gossamer Gear | Jun 30, 2014

    Cut a small water reservoir in half and use it as a water scoop in small streams Ever want to carry a scooping cup f...

  3. Being a Weekend Warrior

    Gossamer Gear | Jun 03, 2014

    Over the course of my hiking "career", I've been blessed with being able to hike weeks or even months at a time. I've...

  4. Using a Jar for Stoveless Backpacking

    Gossamer Gear | Apr 14, 2014

    I never thought I'd explore the many uses of a peanut butter jar until last summer on the Continental Divide Trail, w...

  5. Acceptable Backpack Weight

    Gossamer Gear | Mar 31, 2014

    I've been lurking on various Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail web communities for the past few months, watch...

  6. Paul's John Muir Trail Hike

    Gossamer Gear | Mar 11, 2014

    My John Muir Trail Adventure You know you've married the right girl when she says, "go for it, this'll probably be yo...

  7. Off Trail Hiking Tips

    Gossamer Gear | Mar 04, 2014

    Many of Gossamer Gear's Trail Ambassadors like hiking off trail. It's actually quite easy to get hooked once you try ...

  8. Ideas for No Cook Backpacking Meals

    Gossamer Gear | Sep 22, 2013

    I tried backpacking with no-cook foods rather than the usual cooked fare on a two week trip this summer. It's not cle...

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