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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

100 Mile Wilderness

By Matt Heid | on May 06, 2014 | in Places » Trip Reports
The 100 mile wilderness is vast - and challenging. Thru-hikers often complete the whole traverse in a few days, but slowing down will offer spectacular views and an even more memorable experience.

2007 Montane eVENT Quick-Fire Jacket REVIEW

By Doug Johnson | on April 24, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
The Montane eVENT Quick-Fire Jacket offers great features such as a full coverage hood, drop tail, excellent sizing, dual vent pockets, and super-breathable eVENT fabric, all at a lightweight 11.9 ounces (size large).

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.

Flash Reviews No. 12

By Jonathan Davis | on August 01, 2015 | in Gear » Flash Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 12: Backpacker’s Pantry Organic Yakisoba Noodles, All-Ett SoftTech Nylon Wallet, MyCharge Portable Device Charger.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review

By Will Rietveld | on January 11, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
These Cuben Fiber shelter systems are among the lightest out there, consisting of a tarp, mesh insert, and front beak and providing five useful shelter options!

Via Alpina: Not Another Walk in the Woods

By Brandon Wilson | on January 04, 2011 | in Places » Notes from the Field
Designed as a European cultural itinerary traversing the continent along the backbone of the Alps, you can experience jaw-dropping Alpine beauty, culture, nature, ecology, history and cuisine in whatever region you like!

What a Beginner Needs for Backpacking: Part 1

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.

Flash Reviews No. 13

By Jonathan Davis | on August 11, 2015 | in Gear » Flash Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 13: Trail Designs Toaks 850ml Ti Pot + Fissure Ti-Tri Bundle, Fenix EO5 Keychain Flashlight, Discovery Trekking Outfitters Ultralight Towel.

Boy Scout Gear List: New Scouts, Three-Season

By Doug Prosser | on June 07, 2005 | in Gear » Gear Lists
New Boy Scouts (and your parents!), take note: going light will leave your patrol leaders in the dust and there will be money left over from your paper route.

Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System Review

By Will Rietveld | on October 19, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
Jetboil’s lightest and most technically advanced integrated canister fuel cooking system.

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