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Flash Reviews (No. 1): ZPacks Challenger Raingear, JepPaks Custom Packs, Zebralight H52Fw Headlamp

By Ryan Jordan on September 17, 2014
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.

Review of Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes by John Vonhof

By Darin Banner on September 16, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very well-written book that is recommended for anyone interested in learning the best ways to take care of their feet.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

By Ken Larson on August 19, 2014 in People » Profiles
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.

The Greatest Trip That Never Happened

By Scott Morris on August 12, 2014 in Places » Trip Reports
Although the trip was never completed, the lessons learned were irreplaceable and the experience was very memorable.

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)

By Ryan Jordan on August 05, 2014 in Places » Photo Essays
Boy Scouts tackle the Olympic range - from rainforest to snowy divide - in lightweight style.

Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview

By Ryan Jordan on July 15, 2014 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The Jetboil Joule is a high-volume cooking system that performs very well in ambient conditions; however more testing in cold conditions is needed to asses its overall performance.

Delmar's Poll

By Roger Caffin and Delmar O'Donnell on July 08, 2014 in Trends » Commentary
Delmar O'Donnell conducted a poll of BPL readers and teamed with Roger Caffin to relay the results which tell a lot about the BPL demographic and their backpacking preferences.

The Yellowstone Paddling Dilemma

By Chase Jordan on July 01, 2014 in Trends » Commentary
Hand Propelled Vessels are banned in Yellowstone National Park. This is in direct violation of the Park's founding principles. Not only should HPVs be allowed on Yellowstone's waterways but their presence will improve the health of the ecosystem.

Unseen Africa: Francis Tapon’s Four Year Journey Circumnavigating Africa

By Ryan Jordan on June 17, 2014 in People » Interviews
Taking an ultralight mindset to Africa requires an adjustment, but the lessons learned and the experiences had in Africa are rarely matched.

Yosemite Adventures

By Matt Johanson on June 10, 2014 in Places » Featured Routes
Yosemite is a wild place and has incredible wilderness opportunities for hikers, climbers, and skiers.

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