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ISPO 2015

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By Matthew Pullan on March 11, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

M Amateur Backpacking Videography

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By Luke Schmidt on March 11, 2015 in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Videography with an emphasis on the pursuit of the "perfect" shot and the ensuing editing can be time consuming, daunting, and distract from your trip. The author presents tactics to make it easier and record your adventures.

M Backcountry Brews

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By Paul Magnanti on March 04, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
Still not great as the real deal, Pat's Backcountry Brewery is a nice lightweight option to enjoy some beer in the backcountry.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 11

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By Eric Vann on March 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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