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ARTICLES People Biographies
Mike Martin
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Sleeping Systems
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Don Wilson
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Clothing Systems
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Doug Johnson
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Trekking Systems
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Alan Dixon
by Alan Dixon
Alan Dixon, Backpacking Light Editor at Large Read More...
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Steve Nelson
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Winter Systems
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Ryan Jordan
by Publisher, Beartooth Mountain Press
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Jay Ham
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Make Your Own Gear
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Carol Crooker
by Backpacking Light Editor-in-Chief
Carol Crooker, Backpacking Light Editor at Large Read More...
ARTICLES People Biographies
Andrew Skurka
by Business Development Intern, Backpacking Light Magazine
7,800 miles of walking found Skurka in Bozeman, MT as part of the Backpacking Light team. Read More...
ARTICLES People Biographies
Rick Dreher
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Lighting and Navigation Systems
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Blake Morstad
by Backpacking Light Section Editor, Navigation Systems
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ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 11
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Reviews
Members Only Backcountry Brews
by Paul Magnanti
Still not great as the real deal, Pat's Backcountry Brewery is a nice lightweight option to enjoy some beer in the backcountry. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear SpotLite Reviews
Members Only The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
by Roger Caffin and John Linn
Dissatisfied with what was commercially available at the time, the author has been working on the design of a lightweight winter canister stove since 2007. This installment focuses on infra-red testing. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear SpotLite Reviews
Members Only Candle Stoves
by Russell Lawson (with minor assistance from Roger Caffin)
The quest for the best ultralight stove continues...and it depends on how you define the "best". What the Candle stove lacks in for speed it certainly makes up for in efficiency. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 10
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear SpotLite Reviews
Members Only BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
by Roger Caffin
A very inexpensive yet lightweight and effective stove. Works great for small-group, overnight cooking. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear SpotLite Reviews
Members Only Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
by Roger Caffin
SteriPEN has heeded our pleas and its newest model continues to offer great water treatment while getting rid of some of the bugs from previous models. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Photo Essays
Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay
by Luke Schmidt
Saved by the Guadalupe Mountains, the author learns to live in West Texas and begins to enjoy the area with weekend visits to the mountains. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 9
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES People Profiles
Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 24
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
ARTICLES Techniques Techniques
Members Only Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
by David Chenault
Much like the ultralight backpacking movement, ultralight hunting is beginning to grow in popularity due to gear innovation as hunters look for a more holistic hunting experience. As new gear begins to push the envelope, we turn our discussion to a what is the definition of 'ultralight hunting'? Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
West Canada Lakes Wilderness
by Adam Klagsbrun
A beautiful wilderness with incredible fishing rehabilitated after years of logging and industry use. Just don't forget your lake packraft...you'll need it! Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 8
by Eric Vann
Outdoor news: stories, gear, trips, and more! Read More...
ARTICLES People Profiles
Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 23
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Flash Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 4
by Ryan Jordan
Technology is revolutionizing our sport. Here are some products pushing the envelope: Sonim XP7 Ultra-Rugged Smartphone; Fenix HL22 Single-AA Headlamp; and Casio Pathfinder PRG-270 Watch. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Members Only Walking in Nepal
by Scott Morris
Desperate for an authentic Nepalese experience, the author takes to the less-traveled trekking routes to learn about himself and the area's beauty. Read More...
ARTICLES People Profiles
Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 22
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 7
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Staff Picks
2014 Staff Picks
by BackpackingLight.com Staff
Backpacking Light's staff is some of the most passionate backpackers around. Take a look at the ultralight gear we use and treasure. Read More...
ARTICLES People Profiles
Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 21
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Reviews
Members Only Rab Vapour-rise Lite Alpine Jacket review
by Dave Chenault (photos by Meredith Chenault)
The Rab Vapour-rise Light Alpine is an extremely well designed windshirt, but when compared with other similar weighted windshirts the value is tough to see. However when compared with other soft shells it quickly becomes irreplaceable. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 6
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES Techniques Techniques
Members Only Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
by David Chenault
Our National Parks are awe-inspiring places of beauty. Often the backcountry permitting can be a challenge. Don't let that stop you. Here are some tips to face the process with ease. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Gear Lists
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...
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Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 20
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Reviews
Members Only Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review
by Will Rietveld
The Vapourlight Hypertherm Jacket is an incredibly versatile jacket which can be worn in reverse to accommodate multiple weather conditions. It is ideal for a hiker who wants to leverage one piece of gear. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5
by Eric Vann and Ryan Jordan
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES People Interviews
Members Only Clinker: A story of hardship and triumph on the AT
by Eric Vann
Cheryl McCormick at age 63 decides to conquer one of the most famous thru-hikes, the Appalachian Trail. Her story inspires us all and reminds us to chase our dreams. Read More...
ARTICLES People Profiles
Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 19
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Reviews
Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
by Ryan Jordan
A solid fuel/alcohol stove that folds flat for storage and assembles into a rock-solid structure for stable cooking. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 4
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Members Only Father & Son Re-unite in the Wind Rivers, WY
by Michael Boisvert
A journey defined by reunion, challenges, and a love of the outdoors, Michael and his son, Matt, share fellowship in the rugged Wind Rivers. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Members Only The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
by Josh Mathe
Fastpacking the John Muir trail is a grueling yet rewarding challenge. Nevertheless, the main benefits are the lessons learned throughout the process that can be applied to your life. Read More...
ARTICLES Techniques Techniques
Can I Cook in my Tent?
by Roger Caffin
Cooking in a tent has revolved around a stigma of gear destruction and personal harm. Cooking in a tent is not that dangerous and being responsible and aware of the hazards allows for safe cooking in a tent. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 3
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...
ARTICLES Places Trip Reports
Members Only Packrafting without a Good Map
by Luke Schmidt
Despite losing their map during a stream crossing early in the trip, the adventurers trek on determined to hit the big water. Read More...
ARTICLES People Profiles
Members Only Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 18
by Damien and Renee Tougas
Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Read More...
ARTICLES Gear Flash Reviews
Flash Reviews No. 3
by Ryan Jordan
Introductory reviews of the Sil-Dripper Coffee Brewer, the Elemental Horizons Pocket, and the Klymit Motion 35 Pack. Read More...
ARTICLES Trends Media Reviews
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 2
by Eric Vann
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports. Read More...

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