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M Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks

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By David Chenault on December 17, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques
Our National Parks are awe-inspiring places of beauty. Often the backcountry permitting can be a challenge. Don't let that stop you. Here are some tips to face the process with ease.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 6

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By Eric Vann on December 17, 2014 in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

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By Ryan Jordan on December 10, 2014 in Gear » Gear Lists
A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 20

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on December 09, 2014
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review

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By Will Rietveld on December 09, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
The Vapourlight Hypertherm Jacket is an incredibly versatile jacket which can be worn in reverse to accommodate multiple weather conditions. It is ideal for a hiker who wants to leverage one piece of gear.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5

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By Eric Vann and Ryan Jordan on December 02, 2014 in Trends »
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M Clinker: A story of hardship and triumph on the AT

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By Eric Vann on December 02, 2014 in People » Interviews
Cheryl McCormick at age 63 decides to conquer one of the most famous thru-hikes, the Appalachian Trail. Her story inspires us all and reminds us to chase our dreams.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 19

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on November 28, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review

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By Ryan Jordan on November 28, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
A solid fuel/alcohol stove that folds flat for storage and assembles into a rock-solid structure for stable cooking.

M Father & Son Re-unite in the Wind Rivers, WY

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By Michael Boisvert on November 18, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
A journey defined by reunion, challenges, and a love of the outdoors, Michael and his son, Matt, share fellowship in the rugged Wind Rivers.

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