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Nathan Bitecofer
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Husband, father, child of God. Striving every day to make a difference in this world
Husband, father, child of God. Striving every day to make a difference in this world

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Gear Review: Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag
When most people are getting into backpacking, they (me included) tend to cut corners in in their sleep system. Sleeping bags can be VERY expensive and sleeping pads seem unnecessary. A quick search on Amazon will reveal a number of synthetic "20℉ Backpacki...

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Gear Review: Zpacks Duplex Tent
When it comes to backpacking (or camping in general) nothing can make or brake the experience quite as easily as your shelter. No single piece of equipment has the power to make you feel safe and protected or exposed and vulnerable the way your shelter does...

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Presents With a Purpose
I've been thinking a lot about the way our family does Christmas. Traditionally, Christmas is a time of giving  gifts. It's a season set aside for celebrating Jesus' birth and showing people that we care for them through meaningful generosity. Often, it doe...

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Tent vs. Hammock: Dispelling the Myths
Shortly after I got into running, the book Born to Run was released. If you haven't read it, it's a compelling story about the Tarahumara Indians - a tribe of people with deeply cultural ties to endurance running. After talking about the Indians for some ti...

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Tough Lesson from a Failed Hike
"We extract people from the canyon all the time. Rafters, mountain bikers, dehydrated hikers - a lot can go wrong out there. If you find yourself needing help, the best place to get picked up is Bradley Wales; about the halfway point. There's a road and cel...

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Pokémon GO: An Ultramarathoner's Take
"I'm so sick of that game" I overheard the gas station attended blurt to her coworker. "I go into the woods for a peaceful, quiet workout and the park is full of losers being loud and looking for fictitious monsters!" It's a sentiment that seems to be perva...

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Exploring the Twists & Turns of My Running Journey
Six years ago I started a journey. It began when I bought my first pair of real running shoes and said, "Maybe I am a runner after all" (See How I Became a Runner ). It's a journey that has been full of twists and turns, victories and injuries, accomplishme...
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