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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

The Beautiful Cup

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By Mike Clelland! | on September 07, 2010 | in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Techniques and gear for the lightweight backcountry coffee connoisseur, because under no circumstances should you let a non-coffee drinker brew your bliss.

CAMP X3 600 Ski Pack Review

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By Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen | on May 01, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
A lightweight ski day pack with a handy, hands-free ski carrying system.

Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking

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By Michael von Gortler, MD | on September 20, 2006 | in Techniques » Techniques
Drinking untreated backcountry water can make you sick - but choosing your drinking spots intelligently can greatly reduce that risk. Here, a doctor shares the methods that have kept him healthily "sipping the waters" for the past 20 years.

Toilet Paper Free Expeditions

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By Mike Clelland! | on April 04, 2006 | in Techniques » Techniques
Go wild - leave the TP at home.

Lightweight First Aid Kits for Hiking

By Bill Thorneloe | on June 25, 2001 | in Techniques » Techniques
Lightweight First Aid Kits for Hiking

Buying an LED Torch: Headlamp Design Considerations to Help Guide Your Purchasing Decisions

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By Rick Dreher | on November 18, 2003 | in Techniques » Techniques

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review

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By Will Rietveld | on January 11, 2011 | in Gear » Reviews
These Cuben Fiber shelter systems are among the lightest out there, consisting of a tarp, mesh insert, and front beak and providing five useful shelter options!

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?

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 6

By Eric Vann | on December 17, 2014 | in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 1C: Main Bag & Comfort

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By Roger Caffin | on September 14, 2010 | in Gear » State of the Market Reports
We survey lightweight internal frame packs with a maximum weight of 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) and a volume generally in the range 50 L to 75 L.


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