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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 » 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

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 14

By Jonathan Davis and Eric Vann on April 15, 2015
News this week: The U.S. Senate votes yes on SA 838, Eric Barone becomes the fastest man on a mountain bike, YouTube opens 360 video uploading, an off-trail route in King's Canyon, Exped Lightning Review, and much more!

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.

Techniques » Make Your Own Gear

M MYOG: Hanging Stove System

By Darin Banner on April 07, 2015
In the winter, depending on snow conditions a fully-enclosed shelter can be preferred in which case a hanging stove system will still allow you to cook from the comfort of your shelter.

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