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Richard May
(richardmay)

Locale: Costa Rica
Must read BPL articles and threads on 09/05/2013 07:51:13 MDT Print View

What are some 'must read' articles on BPL?

Clothing and Sleep Systems for Mountain Hiking
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00036.html

High Exertion Moisture Accumulation in Rain and Wind Shells
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00030.html

The Science of Breathability and Its Impact on Raingear Selection and Use
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00037.html

A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 1
(there are 6 parts to this survey, all good reading)
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/water_treatment_methods_part1.html

A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/water_treatment_methods_part2.html

Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 1: What is a Windshirt?
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/2012_windshirts_sotmr_part1.html

Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Present and Future of Windshirts
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/2012_windshirts_sotmr_part2.html

What other worthy articles are there?

edit: made titles into links

Edited by richardmay on 09/08/2013 10:43:34 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Must read BPL articles and threads on 09/05/2013 07:52:44 MDT Print View

Will's 3 part series on winter footwear is good.

Richard May
(richardmay)

Locale: Costa Rica
Re: Must read BPL articles and threads on 09/05/2013 07:57:24 MDT Print View

More reading! Thanks Nick.

Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm
https://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight_footwear_systems_for_snow_travel_part_1.html

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Must read BPL articles and threads on 09/05/2013 08:51:39 MDT Print View

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/toilet_paper_free.html#.UiiaHhZBSu4

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: "Must read BPL articles and threads" on 09/05/2013 08:53:18 MDT Print View

Here's a good read.


http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/toilet_paper_free.html#.Uiiah7yyzOc

@Craig W

You beat me by 2 minutes.

Edited by meld on 09/05/2013 08:56:02 MDT.

Richard May
(richardmay)

Locale: Costa Rica
Re: "Must read BPL articles and threads" on 09/05/2013 12:07:30 MDT Print View

Of course the video demo is a must too:

http://youtu.be/zwmwxkD86Ec

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Re: "Must read BPL articles and threads" on 09/05/2013 12:11:24 MDT Print View

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtsI1DOlVow

better ;)

Richard May
(richardmay)

Locale: Costa Rica
BPL Position Statement on Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings on 09/08/2013 08:22:11 MDT Print View

Backpacking Light Position Statement on Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/bpl_sleeping_bag_position_statement.html#.UiyG1Lxx0xB

Richard May
(richardmay)

Locale: Costa Rica
Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft on 09/08/2013 08:23:51 MDT Print View

Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/windy_conditions_insulation.html#.UiyILbxx0xA

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: "Must read BPL articles and threads" on 09/08/2013 08:42:25 MDT Print View

Advanced Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00150#.UiyI5xanqDY

Ditch Your Stakes: A Guide To Alternative Shelter Anchors

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/ditch_your_stakes.html?id=oShjru9X:69.20.70.86#.UiyJVhanqDY

Decision-Making and the Lightweight Pack

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/decision_making_lightweight_pack.html#.UiyJohanqDY

Clothing and Sleep Systems for Mountain Hiking, 1st Edition (August 2002)

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00036#.UiyKIRanqDY

Thermoregulation: An Overview of Heat Loss Mechanisms and Practical Guidelines for Staying Warm with Lightweight Gear

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00184.html#.UiyKcxanqDY

Winter Backpacking Comfort: Lightweight Gear and Techniques for Shelter, Clothing, and Sleep Systems

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00278.html?id=zgRzrwuV:67.41.146.154#.UiyLYhanqDY

SuperUltraLight: Breaking the Five-Pound Barrier

https://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00138.html#.UiyLyxanqDY

All three parts of this series Walking on Fire: A Light-Hiker's Guide to Wildfire Awareness, Survival, and Evasion (Part 1 of 3)

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/walking_fire_pt_one#.UiyMPBanqDY

Bear Bag Hanging Techniques

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/bear_bag_hanging_technique#.UiyMpRanqDY


More where these came from.

Edited by kthompson on 09/08/2013 08:47:27 MDT.

Richard May
(richardmay)

Locale: Costa Rica
Vapor Barrier Liners on 09/08/2013 12:11:20 MDT Print View

Vapor Barrier Liners

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/vapor_barrier_liners.html#.Uiy897xx0xA

Richard May
(richardmay)

Locale: Costa Rica
Richard Nisley's work on temperature ratings on 09/14/2013 05:32:50 MDT Print View

Here are the threads of Richard Nisley's work on CLO and temperature ratings:

The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/9378/index.html

A New Paradigm for Understanding Garment Warmth
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18950