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From car camping to backpacking, tarps are not to be overlooked.
I like tarps. In my experience, they don’t tend to build up condensation like tents. You can tie them to trees (no poles needed), and set them up in so many ways depending on the situation.
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Why would anyone overlook tarps? They're vastly superior to tents!
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Since 2011, MSR has been producing custom tents for the Philmont Scout Ranch​ to offer their visiting troops. Learn about the design and testing process here: 
I always look forward to fall. The reason in particular is our annual road trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts’ largest national High Adventure Base in Cimarron, New Mexico. Since 2011,
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We always enjoy a good knot demo. What's your favorite knot? 

We like the taut-line hitch: http://ow.ly/MeYWB
Learn how to tie a girth hitch with our easy step-by-step tutorial.
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Get organized, gear up and head out the door. Check out these tips from +Backpacker Magazine for organizing your gear closet. 
Say bye to the days of "I know it's in here somewhere." Because less mess in your gear closet means more hiking.
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We're glad to see our Talus TR-3 Trekking poles featured in The Gear Junkie's, "The Perfect Kit: Day Hiking" article.

What do you bring on your day hikes?
After several thousand trail-miles, many done in day-long bites, I’ve identified the components of the Perfect Day Hiking Kit. Here are some of the most current models of gear to fit that kit.
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Enter to win our Talus™ TR-3 Poles! To enter, submit an authentic review of any MSR product on our website during the month of April: www.msrgear.com
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Make your #backpacking trips as enjoyable as possible with these "Golden Rules" from Backpacking TV.
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Learning how to properly pack your backpack will improve your experiences in the backcountry. 
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"I need to trust my stoves as much as I trust my harness, my ropes, my partners; I put my life in the hands (or heat, haha) of my stoves." Learn why Mike Libecki puts his trust in the MSR XGK-EX stove here: 
Climber and National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki is almost always on an expedition, and two pieces of gear that he relies on are the MSR Drom Bag and XGK-EX stove.
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Home is where you stake it, so make sure you have the right stake for the conditions! 
Your shelter is only as strong as the stakes that anchor it to the ground. That’s why it’s important to choose a stake that will hold strong in the type of environment you’ll be camping in.
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Choosing between a single-wall and a double-wall tent? Learn the reasoning behind the designs and the best uses in the field. 
What defines a single-wall versus a double-wall tent? Why the two construction designs? And which are the best uses for each? Let’s uncover the answers
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These views of the Tararua Ranges might make you want to plan your thru-hike of Te Araroa, New Zealand's 3,000km tramping trail that runs the length of both islands. 
In our quest to conquer Te Araroa, New Zealand's 3,000km tramping trail that runs the length of both islands, one last challenge lies between us and the end of the North Island: the Tararua Ranges
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Since 1969, MSR has stood for cutting-edge backcountry-gear engineering. Our passionate fusion of mountaineering and engineering has led to a succession of groundbreaking products-stoves, tents, snowshoes, poles, cookware, water filters, and purifiers-that have revolutionized the outdoor industry. That’s why MSR gear has been taken on expeditions around the world. MSR gear stands up, time and time again, to the most demanding situations imaginable.