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

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2010: Update on Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Technologies

By Will Rietveld | on August 03, 2010 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
SPOT and DeLorme introduce the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator, and ACR announces the SarLink View. Both allow text messaging via satellite from remote locations, which goes beyond just chatting, enabling you to provide important information to people on the outside.

Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages

By Ryan Jordan | on November 19, 2013 | in Techniques » Techniques
Single serving packages can simplify shopping, packaging, and preparation of meals.

Scarcity of New Dinner Options at Summer 2007 OR Show (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)

By Alison Simon | on August 11, 2007 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
New dinner choices at Summer OR not very plentiful

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)

By Ryan Jordan | on August 05, 2014 | in Places » Photo Essays
Boy Scouts tackle the Olympic range - from rainforest to snowy divide - in lightweight style.

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

By Will Rietveld | on November 05, 2013 | in Gear » Reviews
Although certainly a very dependable jacket, the Plasma seems to be more of a technology statement rather than a high-value jacket.

Tenkara for Backpackers: State of the Market Report - Part 1

By Chris Stewart | on August 13, 2013 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
A look at the best rods to bring into the Backcountry. It may not be what you think. Sometimes the best combination takes into account both the weight and the reach of the rod.

M Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Part 4b: Gear Reviews (Continued)

By Will Rietveld | on June 18, 2013 | in Gear » Reviews
Adapting SUL for mountain conditions, where frequent weather extremes necessitate more capable gear.

Hilleberg Nallo 2 Review

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

Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls

By Georgieann Lilgreen | on February 12, 2014 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Vaseline fire starters are a very versatile tool and can light a fire in almost any weather condition. Better yet, you can make them from very inexpensive materials from the comfort of your own home.

Gear Treasure Hunting: Day 3 (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009)

By Will Rietveld | on July 24, 2009 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Lots of good stuff in our day 3 roundup: a 2.4-ounce day pack, a new integrated canister fuel cooking system, new 3-pound internal frame backpacks, and 11-ounce mid-height hikers, to mention a few.

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