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

Frequently Asked Questions About Lightweight Canister Stoves and Fuels

By Will Rietveld | on February 08, 2005 | in Techniques » Techniques

Via Alpina: Not Another Walk in the Woods

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By Brandon Wilson | on January 04, 2011 | in Places » Notes from the Field
Designed as a European cultural itinerary traversing the continent along the backbone of the Alps, you can experience jaw-dropping Alpine beauty, culture, nature, ecology, history and cuisine in whatever region you like!

Lightweight First Aid Kits for Hiking

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

Nalgene 1.5 Liter Wide Mouth Flexible Cantene (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

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By Ken Knight | on January 26, 2008 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer Virtual Pack
Virtual Pack: Nalgene 1.5 Liter Flexible Cantene. Keep water from freezing, easily accessible, and store over 1.5 liters - ideal for winter use and Bob.

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 Backpacks 2008: Current Favorites and New Introductions (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)

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By Will Rietveld | on September 16, 2008 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
Backpacking Light Associate Editor Will Rietveld highlights our current favorite backpacks in three categories, evaluates some upgrades and new arrivals, and discusses the trends.

2013 Staff Picks

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By BackpackingLight.com Staff | on December 27, 2013 | in Gear » Staff Picks
As we close out the year, take a minute and see which gear our staff uses often.

2007 Rab Summit Extreme Tent REVIEW

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By Doug Johnson | on May 15, 2007 | in Gear » Reviews
Based on the previous Outdoor Designs tent, the Rab Summit Extreme is a rare eVENT tent that provides the ultimate in single wall breathability. It is built to handle the most extreme alpine environments and has few peers in its extreme mountaineering niche.

A Virtual Pack (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

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By Mike Martin, Ryan Jordan, Don Wilson, Craig Mortensen, Alan Dixon, Ken Knight, Steve Nelson, Addie Morstad, Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl | on February 02, 2008 | in Trends » Outdoor Retailer News
The Backpacking Light Outdoor Retailer Team outfits an entire lightweight pack for a long winter weekend using only gear found at the show. Join us throughout the trip for updates as we add gear to our hyper-linked Outdoor Retailer Virtual Pack.

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.


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