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

M Gränsfors-Bruks Mini Hatchet Review

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By Ryan Jordan | on March 25, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
While not a part of the traditional lightweight backpacker's gear list, a hatchet is a great piece of gear that can bring a unique perspective to fire building and shelter making.

Lightweight Backpacking with Young Children

By Stephanie and Ryan Jordan | on October 15, 2003 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices

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.

Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls

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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.

Vango Tempest 200 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

Rhino Alcohol Stove REVIEW

By Will Rietveld | on March 29, 2005 | in Gear » Reviews
Product performance review of the Rhino Alcohol Stove, a lightweight alcohol stove for backpacking.

Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style

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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?

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

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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.

Black Diamond Guiding Light Tent REVIEW

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By Will Rietveld | on August 22, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
Extremely versatile and lightweight four-season, four-person, single-wall, free-standing, breathable fabric tent.

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review

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By Ray Estrella | on December 15, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
Big Agnes raises the bar for two-person double-wall tents by creating their lightest offering ever. In fact, it is the lightest tent in this category from any manufacturer. Will it Fly high, or leave us up a Creek?


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