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 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.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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By Ken Larson | on August 19, 2014 | in People » Profiles
The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater Review

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By Will Rietveld | 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.

Wilderness Equipment First Arrow Review

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By Roger Caffin | on April 24, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews

Boy Scout Gear List: Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, Summer

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By Doug Prosser | on April 19, 2006 | in Gear » Gear Lists
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: "Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly."

How to Best Pack Your UL/Frameless Backpack with UL Gear

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By Jen Matteis | 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.

2013 Staff Picks

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By BackpackingLight.com Staff | 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.

Boy Scout Gear List: New Scouts, Three-Season

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By Doug Prosser | 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.

Lightweight Backpacking for Couples

By Alison Simon and Alan Dixon | on September 03, 2003 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

M A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain

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By Alan Dixon | 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.


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