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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

Flash Reviews No. 13

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By Jonathan Davis | on August 11, 2015 | in Gear » Flash Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 13: Trail Designs Toaks 850ml Ti Pot + Fissure Ti-Tri Bundle, Fenix EO5 Keychain Flashlight, Discovery Trekking Outfitters Ultralight Towel.

Tarptent Scarp 2 Tent Review

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By Will Rietveld | on June 16, 2009 | in Gear » Reviews
Although the Scarp 2 incorporates several weight-saving and space-making design elements to create a friendly, roomy, well ventilated, and stable tent for two campers, these benefits do not come without compromise.

Ultralight Backpacking in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

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By Rick DeLong | on June 16, 2009 | in Places » Photo Essays
With dozens of peaks above 6,000 meters (nearly 20,000 feet), Peru’s Cordillera Blanca range is one of the highest, most rugged sections of the Andes, and the most heavily glaciated of any mountains in the planet’s equatorial zone. It is a well-known mountain climbing destination, and hundreds of kilometers of hikeable trails have made the range increasingly popular among trekkers.

Sony NEX-7 Digital Camera Review

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By Ryan Jordan | on January 03, 2012 | in Gear » Reviews
Large sensor. High resolution. Small package. Interchangeable lenses. Is the DSLR finally dead for the backpacking photographer?

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.

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.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 22

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By Jonathan Davis | on August 04, 2015 | in Trends » News
In this week's news: Crew One completes #windrivers 2015, bear advice from a controversial figure, compare tent options, and more.

M Insulation Measurement

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By Jerry Adams with editorial/scientific assistance from Roger Caffin | on June 12, 2012 | in Technology » Test Reports
A method for measuring insulation in quilts, sleeping bags, and other gear.

Exped Wallcreeper Sleeping Bag REVIEW

By Marty Coatney | on October 18, 2005 | in Gear » Reviews
Two-pound down bag rated to freezing with a foot section that can be opened, armholes, and full front zip to convert it into a vest.

Lightweight Backpacking for Couples

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


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