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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

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.

Petzl Tikka XP2 and Tikka Plus2 LED Headlamp Reviews

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By Rick Dreher | on February 02, 2010 | in Gear » Reviews
Petzl has been busy upgrading and gives us two new versions of an old stand-by.

M Trekking Techniques for Early-Season Conditions

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By Andrew Skurka | on April 16, 2008 | in Techniques » Techniques
Andrew Skurka's insights and techniques for early season trekking can dramatically increase the length of your normal hiking season.

Tarptent Squall 2 Tent REVIEW

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By Doug Johnson | on October 10, 2006 | in Gear » Reviews
Winner of the 2005 Lightitude Award for best single wall shelter, the Squall 2 improves on the classic Squall with several important updates.

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.

Learning to Packraft: Ten First Steps for Backcountry Travelers

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By Ryan Jordan | on March 11, 2014 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
This article identifies the first steps on a path to packrafting competence for those specifically interested in actually carrying their raft on their back into remote environments!

Osprey Talon 33 Backpack REVIEW

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By Will Rietveld | on January 23, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
High performance sub-2-pound, 2000 ci frameless pack for active light pursuits.

M Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent

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By Jeremy Hankinson | on April 28, 2015 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Making your own tent will challenge your ingenuity, but it gives you total control over your shelter. The process can be simplified with this step-by-step guide for making your own lightweight tent.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lightweight Canister Stoves and Fuels

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

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


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