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Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

M Microadventures: Breaking Down the Barriers of Visiting a Wild Place

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By Ryan Jordan on July 28, 2015
Microadventures are exactly that - tiny little trips with minimal fuss, minimal gear, and maximum bang for the buck.

Trends » News

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 21

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By Jonathan Davis on July 21, 2015
Teenaged expeditioners + news, gear, and stories.

Gear » Reviews

M Little Red Wagon GEO: Craft Coffee for Backpackers (Review)

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By Ryan Jordan on July 21, 2015
GEO is a single-serve, disposable pourover filter containing freshly roasted artisan coffee.

Gear » Flash Reviews

Flash Reviews No. 11

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By Jonathan Davis on July 14, 2015
Flash Reviews No. 11: Potable Aqua Pure- Electrolytic Water Purifier, Stio Men's Divide Tech Tee, and Hanz Waterproof Socks.

Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

M The 60-Second Backpacker, Episode No. 1: Weigh Your Stuff

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By Ryan Jordan on July 14, 2015
The 60-Second Backpacker is a video series that provides bite-sized shorts about equipment, techniques, and philosophy of ultralight backpacking.

Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

M Five Lessons from the John Muir Trail

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By Tucker Ballister on July 07, 2015
These lessons are aimed at beginners and are based on experiences while hiking the JMT. They are adaptable to any hiking setting and can certainly make the trip more enjoyable.

Trends » News

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 20

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By Jonathan Davis on July 07, 2015
In this Week's News: It's time for the 2015 Packraft Roundup, a father scares a bear away to save his son, five trails to know in the Colorado area, get to know Leslie Hittmeier, and much more!

Gear » Flash Reviews

Flash Reviews No. 10

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By Jonathan Davis and Ryan Jordan on July 02, 2015
Flash Reviews No. 10: La Sportiva Helios SR, Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System, Nalgene Flask

People » Historical & Documentary

M John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies

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By Chase Jordan on June 30, 2015
An historical comparison of the philosophies of two of the leading pioneers of conservation and the wilderness regions they helped create.

Places » Featured Routes

M Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West

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By David Chenault on June 23, 2015
Backpacking in the west can be physically challenging and logistically belittling to the uninitiated however don't let that stop you! The rewards of this exploration are worth the hardship.

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