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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

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.

M ISPO 2015: Part 3

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By Matthew Pullan on April 15, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 14

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By Jonathan Davis and Eric Vann on April 15, 2015
News this week: The U.S. Senate votes yes on SA 838, Eric Barone becomes the fastest man on a mountain bike, YouTube opens 360 video uploading, an off-trail route in King's Canyon, Exped Lightning Review, and much more!

Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack

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By BackpackingLight.com Staff on April 07, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
Guide's Gear features products used by BPL's WTS guides that have withstood the test of time by demonstrating exceptional performance, durability, weight, and value. Guide's Gear No. 1 goes to the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack for offering more features than any other two pound pack on the market.

M MYOG: Hanging Stove System

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By Darin Banner on April 07, 2015 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
In the winter, depending on snow conditions a fully-enclosed shelter can be preferred in which case a hanging stove system will still allow you to cook from the comfort of your shelter.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 13

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By Eric Vann on April 01, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
News this week: Expedition Brings Sight to the Blind in Nepal, Skiing in the Cascades, Gear needed to Hike PCT in the Winter, 83-Year-Old who Runs a Ski Resort, and much more!

M Iridium GO! First Look

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By Alan Dixon on April 01, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
The Iridium GO! gives you access to technology even in remote locations by creating a backcountry WiFi hotspot for multiple smartphones.

M Lake Superior Coastal Trail Adventure

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By Leanne Hennessy on March 24, 2015 in Places » Trip Reports
The Superior Coastal trail offers stunning views of Lake Superior that for this duo of hikers symbolized a shared spiritual transformation that cannot be erased.

ISPO 2015: Part 2

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By Matthew Pullan on March 24, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

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