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

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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By Ken Larson | on August 19, 2014 | in People » Profiles
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 13

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By Damien and Renee Tougas | on August 19, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 1 Blog Tasty Treats (from the first-timer)

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By Brad Groves | on August 04, 2010 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
The daily perspective of an industry vet on the show floor for the first time: "A fantastic all-systems overload."

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010: Day 2 Blog Tasty Treats

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By Brad Groves | on August 05, 2010 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
The daily perspective: I wish that everyone could truly understand just how much brilliance and passion go into the outdoor products we buy and use.

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!

M Martin Titanium Knife

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By Ryan Jordan | on August 12, 2014 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Weighing about the equivalent of half an ounce (16 M&M's) this knife has a 2.75 inch blade that easily guts fish and small game. Better yet it self-sharpens.

Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition - August 2001)

By Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon, George Cole, Lee Van Horn, Dave Schultz, and Rick Dreher | on August 27, 2001 | in Techniques » Techniques
Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition - August 2001)

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.

M The Updated Foot-Care Kit

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By Darin Banner | on July 22, 2014 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
While moleskin still is an effective means to treating hot spots and blisters, new technology is emerging that is far more effective at treating sore feet.

Gear Treasure Hunting: Day 3 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

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By Will Rietveld | on July 24, 2009 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Lots of good stuff in our day 3 roundup: a 2.4-ounce day pack, a new integrated canister fuel cooking system, new 3-pound internal frame backpacks, and 11-ounce mid-height hikers, to mention a few.


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