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 Storm Resistance of Ultralight Shelters: Part 1, Introduction

By Ryan Jordan | on January 31, 2012 | in Technology » Science, Theory & Math
Evaluating the wind and snow loading of shelters for ultralight backpacking in inclement conditions.

M Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf

By Ryan Jordan | on August 26, 2014 | in Places » Trip Reports
Featuring the author's live journals as well as a detailed assessment of trekking gear used on the trip.

M Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo

By Matthew Pullan | on August 26, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The Bora Smock is certainly not at the pinnacle of ultralight gear, nevertheless it is a versatile piece of clothing that maintains breathability while offering warmth and excellent waterproofing.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 13

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.

Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day

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.

M Martin Titanium Knife

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.

The Greatest Trip That Never Happened

By Scott Morris | on August 12, 2014 | in Places » Trip Reports
Although the trip was never completed, the lessons learned were irreplaceable and the experience was very memorable.

Bear Bag Hanging Techniques

By Ryan Jordan | on May 30, 2004 | in Techniques » Techniques
A brief review of bear bag hanging techniques with a focus on minimizing weight and maximizing simplicity.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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

Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls

By Georgieann Lilgreen | on February 12, 2014 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Vaseline fire starters are a very versatile tool and can light a fire in almost any weather condition. Better yet, you can make them from very inexpensive materials from the comfort of your own home.

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