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Review of Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes by John Vonhof

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By Darin Banner on September 16, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very well-written book that is recommended for anyone interested in learning the best ways to take care of their feet.

M The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World

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By Darin Banner on September 10, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
MYOG: A pack that weighs less than a pound, carries 30 pounds while transferring load to the hips, and is ideal for multi-day ultralight expeditions.

M The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt

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By Roger Caffin on September 10, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
About 110 people bought the custom stove and served as beta testers. Their feedback highlighted some of the benefits and bugs of the stove.

M Expedition Blogging, Part 1: A Satellite Phone-Based System

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By Ryan Jordan on September 03, 2014 in Technology » Features
A series of articles evaluating platforms for social media, photo blogging, and two-way email communications.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 14

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on September 02, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo

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By Matthew Pullan on August 26, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The Bora Smock is certainly not at the pinnacle of ultralight gear, nevertheless it is a versatile piece of clothing that maintains breathability while offering warmth and excellent waterproofing.

M Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf

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By Ryan Jordan on August 26, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
Featuring the author's live journals as well as a detailed assessment of trekking gear used on the trip.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 13

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on August 19, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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By Ken Larson on August 19, 2014 in People » Profiles
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.

M Martin Titanium Knife

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By Ryan Jordan on August 12, 2014 in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Weighing about the equivalent of half an ounce (16 M&M's) this knife has a 2.75 inch blade that easily guts fish and small game. Better yet it self-sharpens.

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