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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

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.

Backpacking Light 2013 Photo Contest - Part 1, Information for Entrants

By BackpackingLight.com Staff | on November 19, 2013 | in Places » Photo Essays
Submit your best shots from 2013!

Backpacking versus Thru-hiking

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By Francis Tapon | on September 20, 2011 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Thru-hiking is not simply a longer version of a backpacking trip. Considering thru-hiking a long trail? Make sure you know what you're getting into and set yourself up for success.

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.

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 Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 18

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By Damien and Renee Tougas | on October 29, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Winter in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

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By Chris Townsend | on January 20, 2009 | in Places » Photo Essays
The Cairngorm Plateau consists of bare, stony undulating terrain and can seem benign in clear, summer weather. However it's edged with cliffs and steep slopes, and poor visibility is common as clouds sweep across the slopes. Join Chris Townsend as he crosses the Plateau on a freezing winter day.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 3

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By Eric Vann | on November 04, 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.

Deejo UL Knives

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By Roger Caffin | on May 27, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
A very lightweight and practical backcountry knife. Useful for food prep with good hardness for its price.

Flash Reviews No. 3

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 29, 2014 | in Gear » Flash Reviews
Introductory reviews of the Sil-Dripper Coffee Brewer, the Elemental Horizons Pocket, and the Klymit Motion 35 Pack.


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