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Trends » Media Reviews

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 12

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By Eric Vann on March 18, 2015
News this week: Steger's Solo Winter Traverse through the Boundary Waters, the 235-mile Trans-Adirondack Route, ISPO 2015, and more!

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

M New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review

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By Roger Caffin on March 18, 2015
Very similar to the first version, these lightweight shoes perform well for trail running or hiking.

Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

M Amateur Backpacking Videography

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By Luke Schmidt on March 11, 2015
Videography with an emphasis on the pursuit of the "perfect" shot and the ensuing editing can be time consuming, daunting, and distract from your trip. The author presents tactics to make it easier and record your adventures.

Gear » Reviews

ISPO 2015

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By Matthew Pullan on March 11, 2015
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

Trends » Media Reviews

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 11

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By Eric Vann on March 04, 2015
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

Gear » Reviews

M Backcountry Brews

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By Paul Magnanti on March 04, 2015
Still not great as the real deal, Pat's Backcountry Brewery is a nice lightweight option to enjoy some beer in the backcountry.

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

M The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing

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By Roger Caffin and John Linn on February 24, 2015
Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007. This installment focuses on infra-red testing.

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

M Candle Stoves

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By Russell Lawson (with minor assistance from Roger Caffin) on February 24, 2015
The quest for the best ultralight stove continues...and it depends on how you define the "best". What the Candle stove lacks in for speed it certainly makes up for in efficiency.

Trends » Media Reviews

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 10

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By Eric Vann on February 18, 2015
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

Gear » SpotLite Reviews

M BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review

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By Roger Caffin on February 18, 2015
A very inexpensive yet lightweight and effective stove. Works great for small-group, overnight cooking.

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