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M Rab Vapour-rise Lite Alpine Jacket review

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By Dave Chenault (photos by Meredith Chenault) on December 24, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
The Rab Vapour-rise Light Alpine is an extremely well designed windshirt, but when compared with other similar weighted windshirts the value is tough to see. However when compared with other soft shells it quickly becomes irreplaceable.

M Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks

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By David Chenault on December 17, 2014 in Techniques » Techniques
Our National Parks are awe-inspiring places of beauty. Often the backcountry permitting can be a challenge. Don't let that stop you. Here are some tips to face the process with ease.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 6

By Eric Vann on December 17, 2014 in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

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By Ryan Jordan on December 10, 2014 in Gear » Gear Lists
A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes.

M Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review

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By Will Rietveld on December 09, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
The Vapourlight Hypertherm Jacket is an incredibly versatile jacket which can be worn in reverse to accommodate multiple weather conditions. It is ideal for a hiker who wants to leverage one piece of gear.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 20

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on December 09, 2014
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5

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By Eric Vann and Ryan Jordan on December 02, 2014 in Trends »
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M Clinker: A story of hardship and triumph on the AT

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By Eric Vann on December 02, 2014 in People » Interviews
Cheryl McCormick at age 63 decides to conquer one of the most famous thru-hikes, the Appalachian Trail. Her story inspires us all and reminds us to chase our dreams.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 19

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on November 28, 2014 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review

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By Ryan Jordan on November 28, 2014 in Gear » Reviews
A solid fuel/alcohol stove that folds flat for storage and assembles into a rock-solid structure for stable cooking.

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