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
54 Comments| 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.
9 Comments| on August 19, 2014 | in People » Profiles
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.
23 Comments| on March 02, 2010 | in Gear » Reviews
This jacket really rocks - an excellent balance of light weight, basic features, warmth, wind and water resistance, and cost.
39 Comments| on April 24, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews
142 Comments| on April 19, 2006 | in Gear » Gear Lists
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: "Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly."
20 Comments| on March 13, 2012 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
The advantages of having a lightweight, frameless backpack are huge - but without that heavy frame, the backpack has all the qualities of a large sack. For maximum comfort, you'll need to pack carefully, in a way that gives your backpack form and balance.
69 Comments| on December 27, 2013 | in Gear » Staff Picks
As we close out the year, take a minute and see which gear our staff uses often.
47 Comments| on June 07, 2005 | in Gear » Gear Lists
New Boy Scouts (and your parents!), take note: going light will leave your patrol leaders in the dust and there will be money left over from your paper route.
41 Comments| on December 27, 2006 | in Gear » Gear Lists
Techniques, gear and clothing to keep your pack light and a smile on your face during continuous days of rain.