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Latest Outdoor News – September 28th 2015

See the latest news and gear for the outdoors at Spikeoutdoors.com. New AT Thru Hike Record, the Soto Amicus Canister Stove, Thermo Tents, and 8 Hacks to Keep You Warm Camping

Woman sets unsupported record on the Appalachian Trail

Heather “Anish” Anderson set the Appalachian Trail speed record yesterday, finishing the approximately 2,190-mile route in 54 days.

In a summer of impressive feats of human endurance, Anderson, 34, from Bellingham, Washington, just quietly crushed the record for a self-supported through-hike on the AT. Her time was 54 days, 7 hours, and 48 minutes.

Read more about her record hike

Soto Amicus Canister Stove

Soto is a Japanese manufacturer known for its high quality canister (Windmaster) and liquid fuel backpacking (Muka) stoves. Their newest canister stove, the Amicus (which means friend in Latin), is value priced at $44.95 with a built-in piezo igniter ($39.95 without) and includes many of the features found on their more expensive models including four folding pot stand supports and a recessed burner head that provides superior performance in windy conditions.

Read the full revieiw of the soto amicus canister stove

A New Level of Camping Comfort – Thermo Tents

Thermo Tent claims to be the world’s very first properly (thermally & acoustically) insulated tent.  Read more about this new level of comfort for outdoor enthusiasts.

Thermo Tents

8 Camping Hacks to Keep You Warm at Night

There are so many things we love about this time of year…the leaves changing, fewer crowds at our favorite destinations, and the cool crisp air of autumn. The down side is that that cool air can turn freezing at night when you’re out camping in the wilderness. Don’t let cooler temps stop you from camping this fall!

Check out the full list of hacks to keep you warm, here.

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