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Members Only Field Notes of a Family Man: How to Nurture Your Family and Your Backpacking Obsession
by Jeremy Pendrey
How do we balance being a good parent, spouse and professional [insert your career here], while also embracing the side of us that wants to walk out the door and hike across the planet? Read More...
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Lyme Disease: Challenging Old Stereotypes
by Dan Feldman
Mark Bailey knows danger. A now-retired ship’s chief engineer who recounts his life experiences with bright-eyed fervency and an occasional chuckle, Bailey, 61, has circled the world four times. He spent a night in jail in Zamboanga, Phillipines, in 1981 after getting mixed up with communist rebels. He’s been tossed around the Tasman Sea in a small sailboat. In the spring of 2000, a few years after retiring, Bailey set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. He considers it the most dangerous thing he’s ever done. Read More...
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Wilderness Trekking II: Long Distance Backpacking
by the WTS-LDB Students
The stated goal wasn't to make everything else a little bland, but this trip was beyond the pale. And yes, everything else IS just a little bland afterwards. Read More...
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Race Report: 2009 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic
by Andrew Skurka
"We all know better than to do this race." Read More...
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Members Only Tent Stake Holding Power: Comparative Evaluation of Various Designs and Lengths
by Will Rietveld
What type and length of tent stake works best for different conditions? We did the research and have the answers. Read More...
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Members Only Notes from the Field – Bushwhacking Shell
by Roger Caffin
Features and design for a shell jacket that can handle tough bushwhacking Read More...
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Members Only Notes from the Field – Bushwhacking Trousers
by Roger Caffin
BPL's resident brush-buster describes pants that work in tough conditions without falling apart. Read More...

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