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

Techniques for River Corridor Camping

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 08, 2013 | in Techniques » Techniques
Tarp camping is tricky enough. Couple that with unstable ground and strong winds and that perfect campsite can quickly become a nightmare. Learn all the tricks to stay dry and happy.

M Gear Guide: Packrafts

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By Ryan Jordan | on July 22, 2014 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
Review the current offerings in the packraft market and find out which boats are most appropriate for a variety of purposes including alpine lake fishing, incidental river crossings, flatwater boating, expedition packrafting, and whitewater paddling.

Lightweight Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

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By Will Rietveld | on September 16, 2008 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Backpacking Light Associate Editor Will Rietveld highlights our current favorite backpacks in three categories, evaluates some upgrades and new arrivals, and discusses the trends.

Thermoregulation: An Overview of Heat Loss Mechanisms and Practical Guidelines for Staying Warm with Lightweight Gear

By Ryan Jordan | on October 24, 2003 | in Techniques » Techniques

M Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)

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By Ryan Jordan | on February 20, 2013 | in Techniques » Techniques
Ryan Jordan presents some tools and techniques for dealing with wet wood for firebuilding in winter conditions.

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.

Ultralight Tip of the Week

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By Mike Clelland! | on January 13, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Rotating feature with tips and illustrations from Mike Clelland!'s new book: Ultralight Backpackin' Tips

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 Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 12

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By Damien and Renee Tougas | on August 05, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Make Your Own Gear: Five Yards to SuperUltraLight
Part 2, Stuff Sack

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By Jay Ham | on November 28, 2006 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Complete instructions to construct a 0.2-ounce stuff sack sized right to compress a SUL tarp (Part 3) into a tidy 4 x 4 x 8 inch bundle.


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