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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

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.

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.

Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag Review

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By Brad Groves | on March 22, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
It's a $100 DOWN bag. Too good to be true? You may be surprised...

Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System Review

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

Backcountry Fly Fishing with Tenkara: Ultralight Style and Simplicity

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By Ryan Jordan | on August 18, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
The literal translation of the Japanese word 'Tenkara' is 'from Heaven.' Fitting for a lightweight fly rod characterized by elegance, grace, and simplicity.

Lightweight Backpacking with Young Children

By Stephanie and Ryan Jordan | on October 15, 2003 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

Freestanding Double Wall Tents - A Cursory Review of 1P/2P Offerings from Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, and Nemo

By Sean McDevitt | on April 15, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
Ultralight tents are becoming more lightweight and durable. This is good news for ultralighters.

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

The Beautiful Cup

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By Mike Clelland! | on September 07, 2010 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Techniques and gear for the lightweight backcountry coffee connoisseur, because under no circumstances should you let a non-coffee drinker brew your bliss.

Guide's Gear Award No. 1: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack

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By BackpackingLight.com Staff | on April 07, 2015 | in Gear » Reviews
Guide's Gear features products used by BPL's WTS guides that have withstood the test of time by demonstrating exceptional performance, durability, weight, and value. Guide's Gear No. 1 goes to the Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack for offering more features than any other two pound pack on the market.


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