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

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?

Freestanding Double Wall Tents - A Cursory Review of 1P/2P Offerings from Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, and Nemo

By Sean McDevitt | on April 15, 2014 | in Gear » Reviews
Ultralight tents are becoming more lightweight and durable. This is good news for ultralighters.

MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves

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By Roger Caffin | on October 13, 2009 | in Techniques » Make Your Own Gear
The whys and wheres of catenary curves, with downloadable spreadsheet for calculating your own MYOG curve masterpieces.

M How One High Sierra Trip Turned Into Permanent Nomadic Travel

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By Brock Delinski | on July 08, 2014 | in Places » Trip Reports
Getting outdoors often makes all the difference, and a long expedition can go a long way to transforming your life.

Petzl Tikka XP2 and Tikka Plus2 LED Headlamp Reviews

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By Rick Dreher | on February 02, 2010 | in Gear » Reviews
Petzl has been busy upgrading and gives us two new versions of an old stand-by.

M Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 10

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By Damien and Renee Tougas | on July 08, 2014 | in People » Profiles
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

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.

Delmar's Poll

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By Roger Caffin and Delmar O'Donnell | on July 08, 2014 | in Trends » Commentary
Delmar O'Donnell conducted a poll of BPL readers and teamed with Roger Caffin to relay the results which tell a lot about the BPL demographic and their backpacking preferences.

Lightweight Backpacking with Young Children

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

Integral Designs Wedge eVENT Bivy REVIEW

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By Doug Johnson | on June 01, 2010 | in Gear » Reviews
A three-pound solo shelter made of almost-magically breathable eVENT fabric and designed for alpine climbing, it can handle wild weather, but is it comfortable to live with?


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