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The following list features Backpacking Light's "Hall of Fame" - the highest traffic articles ever published at BPL - a great place to start reading for new visitors and subscribers!

Today's Most Popular Gear Reviews & Articles

Flash Reviews No. 10

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By Jonathan Davis and Ryan Jordan | on July 02, 2015 | in Gear »
Flash Reviews No. 10: La Sportiva Helios SR, Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System, Nalgene Flask

M John Muir and Robert Marshall: Actions and Ideologies

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By Chase Jordan | on June 30, 2015 | in People » Historical & Documentary
An historical comparison of the philosophies of two of the leading pioneers of conservation and the wilderness regions they helped create.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 19

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By Jonathan Davis | on June 23, 2015 | in Trends »
News this week: Get a look at the Tahoe Rim Trail, a stove shootout, meet the founder of Soul RIver Runs Wild, and more.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 18

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By Jonathan Davis | on June 13, 2015 | in Trends »
News This Week: Wrangell Alaska is left high and dry, a backpacker survives fifty meter fall, spend the day trekking Tahoma, a Camp Chef Stove that weighs 8.3 ounces, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lightweight Canister Stoves and Fuels

By Will Rietveld | on February 08, 2005 | in Techniques » Techniques

Ultralight Tip of the Week

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By Mike Clelland! | on January 13, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Rotating feature with tips and illustrations from Mike Clelland!'s new book: Ultralight Backpackin' Tips

Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method

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By Skip Spitzer | on October 11, 2011 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Poking poles around for added stability is fairly intuitive, but the full promise of two more legs - greater endurance, building upper body strength, and reducing injury from stress or falls - requires some technique. Try Skip's straightforward and effective approach!

M Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West

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By David Chenault | on June 23, 2015 | in Places » Featured Routes
Backpacking in the west can be physically challenging and logistically belittling to the uninitiated however don't let that stop you! The rewards of this exploration are worth the hardship.

Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 01, 2014 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
Neck problems? Back problems? An ultralight inflatable pillow may be an ideal solution, but don't dive in head first. Read this first to see which ultralight pillows are the best.

Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 11, 2011 | in Gear » Gear Lists
An example of what a lightweight backpacker might take on a 3-day outing.


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