The Ultimate Guide to MSR Tents

Whether you’re climbing the biggest peaks on earth or planning a campout with the family, MSR® has the perfect tent for you. MSR tents are built on a foundation of reliability and condition-specific design, delivering just what you need for any adventure. However, with so many specialized tents to choose from, picking the right one can seem daunting. In reality, finding the right tent is pretty straightforward when you have the right information and a basic understanding of what makes each tent tick. Thus, we present the Ultimate Tent Guide as a beacon to light your way through it all. Below, you’ll find all of our tent offerings laid out by category. This is your first step in locating the right tent for your needs. Once you’re in the right…

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Snowshoe Sizing: How to Pick Your Perfect Length 

Aside from bringing a thermos with a hot lunch or drinks, one of the easiest ways to ensure a great time snowshoeing is to make the right choice when considering snowshoe sizing. One of your snowshoes’ most important jobs is to provide “flotation”, keeping you from sinking too deeply into the snowpack. The amount of flotation you need is what drives your choice of snowshoe length. A bigger snowshoe means more surface area, which, in turn, means more flotation. Generally speaking, the “right” snowshoe is one that delivers the flotation you need, while being small enough to keep you nimble on the trail.    Here are some quick tips to help you make the right choice in snowshoe sizing: First: The Majority Rule When considering the following variables, it’s easy to get bogged down in the thought that you want a snowshoe that does…

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Furoshiki: Easy, Sustainable Gift Wrap for the Holidays and Beyond

It’s that time of year again—already. Just like clockwork, your local retail outlets are switching over from the Halloween decorations they put up right after Labor Day to the fancy glitz of Christmas, Kwanza, Hannukah, Solstice, and any number of other winter-themed holidays before the last Jack-o-Lantern has even gone out. While we’re in party mode, attending holiday gatherings, eating too much food and hopefully getting in those first few turns or pitches of ice climbing, a darker side to the holidays emerges, and it’s not just because the sun is setting at 3:30 pm. Gifts of Garbage That’s right, as much as you love them, you must admit that the holidays are a pretty wasteful time of year—it has been estimated that the average American’s waste stream goes up…

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