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
91 Comments| on January 31, 2012 | in Technology » Science, Theory & Math
Evaluating the wind and snow loading of shelters for ultralight backpacking in inclement conditions.
21 Comments| on September 17, 2014 |
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.
3 Comments| 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.
1 Comments| 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.
15 Comments| 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.
17 Comments| 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.
54 Comments| 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.
431 Comments| on January 13, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Rotating feature with tips and illustrations from Mike Clelland!'s new book: Ultralight Backpackin' Tips
1 Comments| on December 08, 2009 | in Places » Photo Essays
Lightening up on Alaska’s classic mountaineering route.