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Ed Coombs

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A Gear Junkie's Insider View

Posted by Ed Coombs on December 09, 2020 | 1 comment(s)

CA2706D7 D64D 4107 9E87 A178E0235100I’ve been a gear aficionado for a very long time. My first major backpacking experience was a 50-miler in the Wind Rivers when I was 12. It was a great trip, and our gear-junkie trip leader had our parents sew up some one-person dart-shaped tents (this was the mid-80s). As I was new to backpacking, I borrowed a pack and sleeping bag, both of which didn’t fit me well and were heavy. This also contributed to my green-horn feet quickly developing blisters. While that tent and the blisters are long gone, I had discovered my taste for better gear.

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