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M The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week

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By Josh Mathe on November 18, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
Fastpacking the John Muir trail is a grueling yet rewarding challenge. Nevertheless, the main benefits are the lessons learned throughout the process that can be applied to your life.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 4

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By Eric Vann on November 18, 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.

Can I Cook in my Tent?

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By Roger Caffin on November 11, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques
Cooking in a tent has revolved around a stigma of gear destruction and personal harm. Cooking in a tent is not that dangerous and being responsible and aware of the hazards allows for safe cooking in a tent.

M Packrafting without a Good Map

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By Luke Schmidt on November 04, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
Despite losing their map during a stream crossing early in the trip, the adventurers trek on determined to hit the big water.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 3

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By Eric Vann on November 04, 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.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 18

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on October 29, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Flash Reviews No. 3

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By Ryan Jordan on October 29, 2014 in Gear » Flash Reviews
Introductory reviews of the Sil-Dripper Coffee Brewer, the Elemental Horizons Pocket, and the Klymit Motion 35 Pack.

M Lightweight Mealtime Routines for Group Cooking

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By Ryan Jordan on October 22, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Simplifying the process of planning, preparing, and cooking for groups in the wild.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 2

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By Eric Vann on October 22, 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.

Flash Reviews No. 2: Deuce of Spades, Helinox Ground Chair, and Vargo vs. MSR Pot Lifters

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By Ryan Jordan on October 14, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.

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