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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

M Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware

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By Matthew Morrissey | on July 30, 2014 | in Technology » Research Reviews
As customers of the outdoor industry we want to know which gear works the best. Using open source hardware is a great way to evaluate our gear choices.

Thermoregulation: An Overview of Heat Loss Mechanisms and Practical Guidelines for Staying Warm with Lightweight Gear

By Ryan Jordan | on October 24, 2003 | 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.

Philmont Scout Ranch: How Light Can You Go?

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By Doug Prosser | on June 23, 2009 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
After taking a Wilderness Trekking course from Andrew Skurka and Don Wilson, I wanted to try the Philmont Scout Ranch in a UL style. By stepping out of my existing comfort zone, I discovered a whole new one.

MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket Review

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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.

M Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent

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By Jeremy Hankinson | on April 28, 2015 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
Making your own tent will challenge your ingenuity, but it gives you total control over your shelter. The process can be simplified with this step-by-step guide for making your own lightweight tent.

M MYOG: Hanging Stove System

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By Darin Banner | on April 07, 2015 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
In the winter, depending on snow conditions a fully-enclosed shelter can be preferred in which case a hanging stove system will still allow you to cook from the comfort of your shelter.

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

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By Ryan Jordan | on December 10, 2014 | in Gear » Gear Lists
A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes.

Lightweight Backpacking for Couples

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

Every Ounce Counts

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By Luke Ludwig | on April 20, 2010 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
We asked, you answered: Lightweight Testimony Contest Winner!


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