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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

Eleven Years Old on the PCT

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By Eric Gjonnes | on April 12, 2011 | in People » Profiles
Recently unemployed, with a daughter itching to complete a thru-hike, what's a dad to do? Get sponsors and yank her from school, of course!

Frequently Asked Questions About Lightweight Canister Stoves and Fuels

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

Flash Reviews No. 2: Deuce of Spades, Helinox Ground Chair, and Vargo vs. MSR Pot Lifters

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By Ryan Jordan | on October 14, 2014 | in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Introductory reviews of noteworthy lightweight gear new to the author.

The Backpacking Fly Fisherman

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By Ryan Jordan | on July 26, 2005 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Ultralight fly fishing gear for the backpacker fishing on the move.

Sno-Seal Original Beeswax Waterproofing for Leather

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By Roger Caffin | on October 27, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Treat your leather nicely, THEN abuse the ever-loving daylights out of it.

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...

GoLite Lair 1 Shelter REVIEW

By the Product Review Staff | on September 29, 2003 | in Gear » Reviews
The GoLite Lair 1 Shelter offers more weather protection than a tarp without a dramatic weight penalty. At less than 12 oz, the Lair 1 is ideally suited for solo travel in areas where ventilation is important but the chance for rain is very real.

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.

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.

Snot Spot Nose Wipe (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

By Carol Crooker | on January 29, 2006 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Reusable, washable microfleece nose wiper for your gloves, mittens, or hands.


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