Hall of Fame Features

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

M Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction

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By Ryan Jordan | on January 31, 2012 | in Technology » Science, Theory & Math
Evaluating the wind and snow loading of shelters for ultralight backpacking in inclement conditions.

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

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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

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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.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 15

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By Damien and Renee Tougas | on September 16, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M The Best Backpack in the Whole Wide World

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By Darin Banner | on September 10, 2014 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
MYOG: A pack that weighs less than a pound, carries 30 pounds while transferring load to the hips, and is ideal for multi-day ultralight expeditions.

M The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt

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By Roger Caffin | on September 10, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
About 110 people bought the custom stove and served as beta testers. Their feedback highlighted some of the benefits and bugs of the stove.

Backpacking versus Thru-hiking

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By Francis Tapon | on September 20, 2011 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Thru-hiking is not simply a longer version of a backpacking trip. Considering thru-hiking a long trail? Make sure you know what you're getting into and set yourself up for success.

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

Denali Light: The 2007 Attempt

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By Matt Hage, Agnes Stowe | on December 08, 2009 | in Places » Photo Essays
Lightening up on Alaska’s classic mountaineering route.


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