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M Sunrei Headlamp Spotlite Review

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By Roger Caffin on May 19, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
A versatile headlamp with an innovative design that fulfills your needs without adding significant weight to your pack.

Flash Reviews No. 7

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By Jonathan Davis on May 19, 2015 in Gear » Flash Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 7: Kestrel Knives Ultralighter, Eddie Bauer Men's Quantum T, Survive Outdoors Longer Pocket Survival Pak Plus.

M What we can all learn from each other: A cross-disciplinary approach to backpacking skills

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By James Long on May 12, 2015 in Trends » Commentary
Preppers, Primitive Skills, the Military, and Hunters are all groups of people that have learned to thrive outdoors in their own way. Backpackers can take lessons from these other groups to make them more successful.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 16

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By Jonathan Davis and Eric Vann on May 12, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
News this week: Get a look inside the 2015 Everest Climbing Season, Have Some Tea After Completing the Mt. Huashan Trail, Get to Know Author Frederick H. Swanson, and Much More!

M Layering for Beginners

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By David Chenault on May 05, 2015 in Techniques » Techniques
Layering can be the difference between misery and joy when facing inclement conditions in the outdoors.

Flash Reviews No. 6

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By Jonathan Davis on May 05, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 6: Fenix HL23 Headlamp, MSR Windboiler Stove, Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15

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By Jonathan Davis on April 29, 2015 in Trends » Commentary
News this week: Mt. Everest Avalanche Adds to Tragedy in Nepal, The U.S. Outdoor Act of 2015, Take a Trip Through the North York Moors, Craig Weiland Discovers a New Diatom, and much more!

M Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent

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By Jeremy Hankinson on April 28, 2015 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Making your own tent will challenge your ingenuity, but it gives you total control over your shelter. The process can be simplified with this step-by-step guide for making your own lightweight tent.

M Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska

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By J├Ârgen Johansson on April 22, 2015 in Places » Expeditions
A solo, multi-week expedition along the Brooks Range proves to be mentally and physically challenging as the author faced uncertain conditions and rugged terrain.

Flash Reviews No. 5

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By Ryan Jordan and Jonathan Davis on April 22, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 5: Excalibur Dehydrator #3526TCDB, Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze, LuminAid PackLite 16 Version 2

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