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Gear » Flash Reviews

Flash Reviews No. 7

By Jonathan Davis on May 19, 2015
Flash Reviews No. 7: Kestrel Knives Ultralighter, Eddie Bauer Men's Quantum T, Survive Outdoors Longer Pocket Survival Pak Plus.

Trends » Commentary

M What we can all learn from each other: A cross-disciplinary approach to backpacking skills

By James Long on May 12, 2015
Preppers, Primitive Skills, the Military, and Hunters are all groups of people that have learned to thrive outdoors in their own way. Backpackers can take lessons from these other groups to make them more successful.

Trends » Media Reviews

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 16

By Jonathan Davis and Eric Vann on May 12, 2015
News this week: Get a look inside the 2015 Everest Climbing Season, Have Some Tea After Completing the Mt. Huashan Trail, Get to Know Author Frederick H. Swanson, and Much More!

Techniques » Techniques

M Layering for Beginners

By David Chenault on May 05, 2015
Layering can be the difference between misery and joy when facing inclement conditions in the outdoors.

Gear » Reviews

Flash Reviews No. 6

By Jonathan Davis on May 05, 2015
Flash Reviews No. 6: Fenix HL23 Headlamp, MSR Windboiler Stove, Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Poles.

Trends » Commentary

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15

By Jonathan Davis on April 29, 2015
News this week: Mt. Everest Avalanche Adds to Tragedy in Nepal, The U.S. Outdoor Act of 2015, Take a Trip Through the North York Moors, Craig Weiland Discovers a New Diatom, and much more!

Techniques » Make Your Own Gear

M Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent

By Jeremy Hankinson on April 28, 2015
Making your own tent will challenge your ingenuity, but it gives you total control over your shelter. The process can be simplified with this step-by-step guide for making your own lightweight tent.

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

Flash Reviews No. 5

By Ryan Jordan and Jonathan Davis on April 22, 2015
Flash Reviews No. 5: Excalibur Dehydrator #3526TCDB, Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze, LuminAid PackLite 16 Version 2

Places » Expeditions

M Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska

By J├Ârgen Johansson on April 22, 2015
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.

Gear » Reviews

M ISPO 2015: Part 3

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

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