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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

Helix Potty Trowel REVIEW

By Roger Caffin, with forum contributions from members Brian King and Peter Lewis | on October 24, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
A very light carbon fibre and aluminium alloy ‘potty trowel’ (which works quite well as such) which also functions very well as an ultra-light ice axe.

M JepPaks Alpine Pack Spotlite Review

By Eric Vann | on November 11, 2015 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The JepPaks Alpine pack combines durable materials with a slim, lightweight design yielding a pack that is well-suited for efficient and fast alpine travel.

M Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up

By Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
A summary review of new gear, trends, and news from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015.

M The 60-Second Backpacker: Episode 2, Leave the Kitchen Sink at Home

By Ryan Jordan | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
The 60-Second Backpacker is a video series that provides bite-sized shorts about equipment, techniques, and philosophy of ultralight backpacking.

M Nigor Didis 2 Tunnel Tent Review Part 1

By Roger Caffin | on November 11, 2015 | in Gear » Reviews
Tunnel tents are known for their robust frames and thriving in inclement weather. Does this tent from outdoor industry newcomer Nigor uphold to these standards?

M Ruta Locura Lone Peak Tent & WiFi Stove SpotLite Review

By Ryan Jordan | on October 21, 2015 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A wood stove-heated tent doesn't need to be made from steel and canvas, or require a horse to haul in. This setup is as ultralight as it gets - Cuben Fiber and titanium, baby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lightweight Canister Stoves and Fuels

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

The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear

By Ryan Jordan | on May 21, 2013 | in Techniques » Techniques
The first episode of Backpacking Light's new video series, "The SUL Wanderer" tells stories and teaches techniques about "SuperUltralight Backpacking" - the style of backpacking that focuses on the extremes of light weight, compactness, and simplicity for wilderness travel.

M Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review

By David Chenault | on January 14, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
While it may be on the heavy side of ultralight, Paradox has worked hard to make each ounce count succeeding in creating a pack that excels at carrying extremely heavy loads.

Boy Scout Gear List: Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, Summer

By Doug Prosser | on April 19, 2006 | in Gear » Gear Lists
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: "Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly."

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