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 Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 2

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By Eric Vann | on October 22, 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 Lightweight Mealtime Routines for Group Cooking

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 22, 2014 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Simplifying the process of planning, preparing, and cooking for groups in the wild.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 1

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By Eric Vann | on October 07, 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.

Flash Reviews No. 2: Deuce of Spades, Helinox Ground Chair, and Vargo vs. MSR Pot Lifters

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 14, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.

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!

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.

What a Beginner Needs for Backpacking: Part 1

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By Tad Englund | on February 14, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
The Lightweight Lesson, Essentials, Backpack, Sleeping Bag and Pad, Personal Kit. Basic training for the beginner and/or young backpacker, with a focus on Scouts.

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.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 17

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By Damien and Renee Tougas | on October 14, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Packrafting the Smith River Canyon

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 07, 2014 | in Places » Photo Essays
Eight packrafters spend four days floating sixty miles in one of Montana's most remote and inaccessible river canyons.


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