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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

Ultralight Tip of the Week

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

Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review

By Ryan Jordan | on January 24, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
Simplicity and strength in an all-season shelter.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 6

By Eric Vann | on December 17, 2014 | in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks

By David Chenault | on December 17, 2014 | in Techniques » Techniques
Our National Parks are awe-inspiring places of beauty. Often the backcountry permitting can be a challenge. Don't let that stop you. Here are some tips to face the process with ease.

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

By Ryan Jordan | on December 10, 2014 | in Gear » Gear Lists
A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes.

Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows

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.

Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review

By Ryan Jordan | on November 28, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
A solid fuel/alcohol stove that folds flat for storage and assembles into a rock-solid structure for stable cooking.

M Trekking Techniques for Early-Season Conditions

By Andrew Skurka | on April 16, 2008 | in Techniques » Techniques
Andrew Skurka's insights and techniques for early season trekking can dramatically increase the length of your normal hiking season.

M Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review

By Will Rietveld | on December 09, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
The Vapourlight Hypertherm Jacket is an incredibly versatile jacket which can be worn in reverse to accommodate multiple weather conditions. It is ideal for a hiker who wants to leverage one piece of gear.

M Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems

By Ryan Jordan | on December 27, 2011 | in Trends » Commentary
Commentary on the (lack of) gear you can love from the cottage industry.

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