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The Laughing Curmudgeon's Guide to Going Light
by George Cole
The Laughing Curmudgeon's Guide to Going Light Read More...
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The Perils of Certainty
by Ken Knight
Making decisions based on incorrect information negates stellar gear and knowledge, leading to trouble. It can happen far more easily than many of us would care to admit. Read More...
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Members Only The Politics of Cottage Consumption
by Benjamin Payne
Defining the role we, as consumers, play in shaping the lightweight industry. Read More...
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The SUL Mindset, Part 1: Redefining SUL
by Ryan Jordan
The SUL Mindset may be more than gear weights, and performance standards. Read More...
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The Yellowstone Paddling Dilemma
by Chase Jordan
Hand Propelled Vessels are banned in Yellowstone National Park. This is in direct violation of the Park's founding principles. Not only should HPVs be allowed on Yellowstone's waterways but their presence will improve the health of the ecosystem. Read More...
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Top 10 Reasons to Carry a Spork
by the BackpackingLight.com Readership
Results of a BackpackingLight.com reader contest, featuring the Top 10 Reasons to Carry a Spork List, and "Ode to a Spork" cowboy poetry by Paul Johnson. Read More...
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To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an 'essential' item in a lightweight hiker's overnight pack?
by Jim Bailey
Essentials commentary from BackpackingLight reader, Jim Bailey. Read More...
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To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an 'essential' item in a lightweight hiker's overnight pack?
by Allison Miller
Essentials commentary from BackpackingLight reader, Allison Miller. Read More...
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To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an 'essential' item in a lightweight hiker's overnight pack?
by Mark Henley
Essentials commentary from BackpackingLight reader, Mark Henley. Read More...
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Useful New Products From Sea To Summit
by Will Rietveld
Several lightweight, well-designed, multi-purpose products to aid the lightweight backpacker, while reducing our environmental impacts. Read More...
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Waterproof, Softshell, or Lost?
by Ryan Jordan
Op-Ed: what is the utility of a garment that offers the disadvantages of both hard and soft shells? Read More...
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Members Only Why I Go Light
by Craig Mortensen
Trends Editor Craig Mortensen discusses the joys of simplification and describes his transition to an ultralight load. Read More...

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