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M The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing

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By Roger Caffin and John Linn on February 24, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007. This installment focuses on infra-red testing.

M Candle Stoves

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By Russell Lawson (with minor assistance from Roger Caffin) on February 24, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The quest for the best ultralight stove continues...and it depends on how you define the "best". What the Candle stove lacks in for speed it certainly makes up for in efficiency.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 10

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By Eric Vann on February 18, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review

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By Roger Caffin on February 18, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very inexpensive yet lightweight and effective stove. Works great for small-group, overnight cooking.

Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay

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By Luke Schmidt on February 10, 2015 in Places » Photo Essays
Saved by the Guadalupe Mountains, the author learns to live in West Texas and begins to enjoy the area with weekend visits to the mountains.

M Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review

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By Roger Caffin on February 10, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
SteriPEN has heeded our pleas and its newest model continues to offer great water treatment while getting rid of some of the bugs from previous models.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 9

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By Eric Vann on February 04, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 24

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on February 03, 2015 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition

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By David Chenault on January 28, 2015 in Techniques » Techniques
Much like the ultralight backpacking movement, ultralight hunting is beginning to grow in popularity due to gear innovation as hunters look for a more holistic hunting experience. As new gear begins to push the envelope, we turn our discussion to a what is the definition of 'ultralight hunting'?

West Canada Lakes Wilderness

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By Adam Klagsbrun on January 28, 2015 in Places » Trip Reports
A beautiful wilderness with incredible fishing rehabilitated after years of logging and industry use. Just don't forget your lake packraft...you'll need it!

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