|Adventure Sports |Adventure Travel   |Essential Gear |Outfitting and Rental

Join the revolution in backpacking and discover the joy of lightweight trail camping. With high tech gear and efficient packing, what used to weigh 50 pounds now can weigh less than 30.

Pack - new designs have shaved pounds off the old styles

Sleep System - down sleeping bag and a lightweight air mattress, tent or just a tart?

Clothing - be prepared, is it going to rain? how about snow?

Footwear - onces equal pounds when it comes to footwear, are you wearing the lightest shoes available?

Cooking Gear - titanium pot for the morning coffee, gas stove or firebox?

Camping Gear Rental at Hard Water Sports
contact Tony at 651-302-1774


Lightweight Backpacking

lighter the better- how light can you go?

Hot Gear
Lightweight Backpacking

Granite Gear - Virgabackpacking
Weight: 19 oz
Capacity: 3200 Cu in


camping stove

MSR Micro Rocket Stovetent
Weight: 2.6 oz



Sierra Designs, Clip Flashlight 2
Weight: 3-pounds, 6-ounces


Backpacking Gear List

Sleep system
• ❑ sleeping bag
• ❑ mat

• ❑ rain wear
• ❑ fleece jacket/down jacket
• ❑ warm cloths


• ❑ small flashlight / headlamp
• ❑ lighter / water proof matches
• ❑ camera

• ❑map
• ❑compass

cooking gear
• ❑ stove- fuel
• ❑ pot, utensils

• ❑ tent or tarp
• ❑first aid kit


Hot Tenting
Sleep In Comfort

Your impression of winter camping will change forever after the first time "hot tenting."

With a wood stove for your heat and cooking, the winter camping experience goes from a challenging misery to living in a portable cabin.

winter campingWinter hot tent and stove rental contact HardWaterSports
651 302 1774

Sleep in comfort at night, pulk your tent by day.
A warm and dry home waiting for you at the end of the day is a nice comfort to have on a cold winter night.

Travel in Style


No need to carry a big load when winter camping, just "pulk-it"

BWCA Trip Planner -Stay Organized for Your Next Canoe Camping Adventure

Meal Planning for Your Next BWCA Trip

Picking an Entry Point - What You NEED to Know

Happy Campers- 5 secrets to a Happy Campsite.

Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

Hard Water Sports - Adventure Outfitting
979 Charles ave. St Paul MN 55104
651 302 1774