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

Bear Bag Hanging Techniques

By Ryan Jordan | on May 30, 2004 | in Techniques » Techniques
A brief review of bear bag hanging techniques with a focus on minimizing weight and maximizing simplicity.

Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview

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.

The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 1

By Roger Caffin | on July 03, 2013 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 13

By Damien and Renee Tougas | on August 19, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

M Ultralight Waterproof Breathable Jackets: 2012 State of the Market Report

By David Chenault | on March 20, 2012 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
Part 2: Details on the ten jackets in the report.

Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style

By Benjamin Roode | on December 07, 2010 | in Trends » Commentary
I love gear, but I hate paying for it. Could I get a lightweight shelter, pack, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad for under $100? And if I could... how long would it last me?

M Martin Titanium Knife

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.

M Exped Lightning 60 Review

By Luke Schmidt | on May 13, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
Due to a robust internal frame, this pack not only excels at carrying either heavy or light loads, but it's also rather comfortable and lightweight.

M REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review

By Will Rietveld | on April 01, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
A lightweight, high performance tent great for ultralight backpackers looking for more comfort in the wilderness - most notably couples.

MYOG: Bubble Wrap and Duct Tape Camera Case

By Sam Haraldson | on May 12, 2009 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
A durable camera case made from cheap and free materials.

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