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by the BackpackingLight.com Readership
See the winners of our recent contest and download a zip file of all the submissions. Use your favorite to plan YOUR next trip! Read More...
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Members Only A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
by Alan Dixon
Techniques, gear and clothing to keep your pack light and a smile on your face during continuous days of rain. Read More...
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Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): 3-Season, 3-Day
by Ryan Jordan
An example of what a lightweight backpacker might take on a 3-day outing. Read More...
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Members Only Backpacking Food List: Protein-Powered Food for Sustained Energy
by Carol Crooker
Looking to boost energy while keeping the weight down? Try this protein-powered food list for backpacking. Read More...
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Members Only Backpacking Food List: Vegetarian
by Amy Friends Stone
Yes, vegetarian fare can fuel endurance activities like backpacking! Read More...
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Boy Scout Gear List: New Scouts, Three-Season
by Doug Prosser
New Boy Scouts (and your parents!), take note: going light will leave your patrol leaders in the dust and there will be money left over from your paper route. Read More...
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Boy Scout Gear List: Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, Summer
by Doug Prosser
Philmont Guidebook to Adventure: "Remember, the key to successful backpacking is to go lightly." Read More...
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Desert Hiking Gear List
by Carol Crooker
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Members Only Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
by Roger Caffin
Roger and Sue Caffin's gear lists for their upcoming 4 months in Europe Read More...
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Members Only Lightweight in Wonderland
by J. Sinclair Oal
Circumnavigating Mount Rainier's premier walk with lightweight gear has J. Sinclair Oal grinning like the Cheshire Cat. Read More...
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Packrafting Gear List
by Ryan Jordan
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Members Only Post-Trip Assessment of Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking
by Roger Caffin
The gear list we took to France for 3 months is evaluated after our return Read More...
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Members Only Summer Desert Gear List
by Carol Crooker
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SuperUltraLight: Breaking the Five-Pound Barrier
by Ryan Jordan
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SuperUltraLight Favorites Gear List 2006
by Carol Crooker
Taking a summer, long weekend backpacking trip carrying only 10 pounds on your back is easy, comfortable, and safe with the right gear. Here’s a list of the Backpacking Light editors' favorite SUL gear. Read More...
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Members Only The Global Test III: Trekking in Russia
by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen
From the Gulag Archipelago to the Pearl of Siberia: between gear choice mistakes, gear failure, corrupt officials, and aggressive cows, at what point does backpacking cease to be fun? Read More...
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Members Only The Global Test: One Gear List for Two Years and Five Continents
by Kristin Tennessen with Danny Milks
Part 1: Backpackers are all over the map when it comes to answering the question... What should I pack? Read More...
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Members Only The Global Test Part II: Evaluating System Efficiency for a Round-the-World Journey
by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen
In Part 1, we answered the question "What should you pack?" Mid-way through our global trek, we now visit the question "How's that working out for you?" Read More...
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Two in One Boat: Sharing a Packraft on a River Trip
by Ryan Jordan
With 40 lbs from skin out for both father and son, would our contingency plan of "snuggling for warmth" come into play? Read More...
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Members Only Ultralight in the Icebox
by Andrew Skurka
Andrew Skurka, who pioneered the 7700-mile Sea-to-Sea Route, discusses his expectations, concerns, and gear choices for a frigid 400-mile hike through northern Minnesota with ultralight gear. Read More...
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Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
by Ryan Jordan
A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes. Read More...