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

2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

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By BackpackingLight.com Staff | on December 28, 2010 | in Trends » Commentary
Backpacking Light staff pick their favorite gear/cool dealio/place of 2010.

Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview

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By Ryan Jordan | on July 15, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
The Jetboil Joule is a high-volume cooking system that performs very well in ambient conditions; however more testing in cold conditions is needed to asses its overall performance.

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.

M MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions

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By David Chenault | on July 30, 2014 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Making your own gear is a frustrating and expensive yet very rewarding process. Making your own pack allows you to tailor it to your needs and is a fantastic way to learn about gear.

2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries

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By BPL Staff | on December 15, 2005 | in Techniques » Techniques
Reader submissions of spreadsheet files used for trip planning and gear lists.

Sony NEX-7 Digital Camera Review

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By Ryan Jordan | on January 03, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
Large sensor. High resolution. Small package. Interchangeable lenses. Is the DSLR finally dead for the backpacking photographer?

Frequently Asked Questions About Lightweight Canister Stoves and Fuels

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

Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?

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By Doug Prosser | on June 23, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
After taking a Wilderness Trekking course from Andrew Skurka and Don Wilson, I wanted to try the Philmont Scout Ranch in a UL style. By stepping out of my existing comfort zone, I discovered a whole new one.

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.

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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