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Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

M How to Minimize the Time and Energy You Spend Preparing for Short Backpacking Trips

By Ryan Jordan on October 06, 2015
Limiting the number of decisions, and keeping all your gear in one area are the major steps to simplifying your short backpacking trips.

Techniques » Make Your Own Gear

M MYOG Ultralight, Fixed-Length, Collapsible Trekking Poles

By Dave Hoyer on October 06, 2015
The author presents a method to make your own ultralight, carbon fiber trekking poles.

Places » Notes from the Field

M Notes from the Field: Rambling the High Sierra (Revisited)

By Ryan Jordan on September 29, 2015
An alpine ramble along part of the Roper High route of the High Sierras, leaves plenty of time for fishing and relaxation.

Trends » News

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 25

By Eric Vann on September 29, 2015
FBI Fugitive Found on Appalachian Trail, A Survival Video Game, The Zion Flash Flood, A "Walk In the Woods" Inspires People to Get Out, MSR FlyLite Tent, and much more!

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

M Paramo Cambia T-Shirts

By Roger Caffin on September 22, 2015
These t-shirts are made from 'directional fabric' that allows you to heat up or cool down to meet the weather conditions.

People » Interviews

M Faces No. 3: Douglas Malott

By Jonathan Davis and Eric Vann on September 22, 2015
An interview with backpacker Douglas Malott who is passionate about the outdoors, and ensuring we are out there for the right reasons.

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

M Spotlight: ALOCS Kettle

By Roger Caffin on September 16, 2015
A lightweight kettle with a wide base.

Techniques » Make Your Own Gear

M Micro Snow Stove Mk 15 For Ultralight Alpine Camping, Part 2

By Tim Clarke, with Editorial Assistance by Roger Caffin on September 16, 2015
The pursuit for warmth, snow-melting power, and comfort during winter expeditions is never-ending. This homemade, lightweight stove offers warmth and comfort for those long winter days.

Techniques » Make Your Own Gear

M Micro Wood Stove for Alpine / Snow Camping, Part 1

By Tim Clark, with Editorial Assistance by Roger Caffin on September 09, 2015
A wood stove that can be used in a tent? Dream or virtual reality?

Gear » Reviews

M Ruta Locura Jetboil Stove Kit w/BRS-3000T Stove (Review)

By Ryan Jordan on September 09, 2015
Replace stock parts in your Jetboil PCS with a carbon fiber lid and sub-one-ounce stove burner, and save nearly 3 oz on the weight of your cook system.

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