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Build a complete, lightweight camping kit that fits in a backpack

Bring everything from a tent to a stove in one bag.
backpacking and camping gear

Compressed camp.

Ralph Smith

When you’re climbing a steep, rocky trail on the side of a mountain, a bulky pack catching on branches or scraping against boulders will slow your ascent. Lightweight, space-saving camping essentials can provide warmth, shelter, and comfort out on the trail without making you feel like a pack mule. In addition to staples

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