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M Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf

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By Ryan Jordan on August 26, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
Featuring the author's live journals as well as a detailed assessment of trekking gear used on the trip.

M Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo

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By Matthew Pullan on August 26, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The Bora Smock is certainly not at the pinnacle of ultralight gear, nevertheless it is a versatile piece of clothing that maintains breathability while offering warmth and excellent waterproofing.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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By Ken Larson on August 19, 2014 in People » Profiles
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 13

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on August 19, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

The Greatest Trip That Never Happened

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By Scott Morris on August 12, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
Although the trip was never completed, the lessons learned were irreplaceable and the experience was very memorable.

M Martin Titanium Knife

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By Ryan Jordan on August 12, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Weighing about the equivalent of half an ounce (16 M&M's) this knife has a 2.75 inch blade that easily guts fish and small game. Better yet it self-sharpens.

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)

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By Ryan Jordan on August 05, 2014 in Places » Photo Essays
Boy Scouts tackle the Olympic range - from rainforest to snowy divide - in lightweight style.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 12

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on August 05, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions

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By David Chenault on July 30, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Making your own gear is a frustrating and expensive yet very rewarding process. Making your own pack allows you to tailor it to your needs and is a fantastic way to learn about gear.

M Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware

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By Matthew Morrissey on July 30, 2014 in Technology » Research Reviews
As customers of the outdoor industry we want to know which gear works the best. Using open source hardware is a great way to evaluate our gear choices.

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