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Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay

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By Luke Schmidt on February 10, 2015 in Places » Photo Essays
Saved by the Guadalupe Mountains, the author learns to live in West Texas and begins to enjoy the area with weekend visits to the mountains.

M Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review

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By Roger Caffin on February 10, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
SteriPEN has heeded our pleas and its newest model continues to offer great water treatment while getting rid of some of the bugs from previous models.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 9

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By Eric Vann on February 04, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 24

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on February 03, 2015 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

West Canada Lakes Wilderness

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By Adam Klagsbrun on January 28, 2015 in Places » Trip Reports
A beautiful wilderness with incredible fishing rehabilitated after years of logging and industry use. Just don't forget your lake packraft...you'll need it!

M Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition

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By David Chenault on January 28, 2015 in Techniques » Techniques
Much like the ultralight backpacking movement, ultralight hunting is beginning to grow in popularity due to gear innovation as hunters look for a more holistic hunting experience. As new gear begins to push the envelope, we turn our discussion to a what is the definition of 'ultralight hunting'?

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 23

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By Damien and Renee Tougas on January 20, 2015 in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 8

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By Eric Vann on January 20, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
Outdoor news: stories, gear, trips, and more!

Flash Reviews No. 4

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By Ryan Jordan on January 20, 2015 in Gear » Flash Reviews
Technology is revolutionizing our sport. Here are some products pushing the envelope: Sonim XP7 Ultra-Rugged Smartphone; Fenix HL22 Single-AA Headlamp; and Casio Pathfinder PRG-270 Watch.

M Walking in Nepal

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By Scott Morris on January 14, 2015 in Places » Trip Reports
Desperate for an authentic Nepalese experience, the author takes to the less-traveled trekking routes to learn about himself and the area's beauty.

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