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ISPO 2015: Part 2

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By Matthew Pullan on March 24, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

M Lake Superior Coastal Trail Adventure

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By Leanne Hennessy on March 24, 2015 in Places » Trip Reports
The Superior Coastal trail offers stunning views of Lake Superior that for this duo of hikers symbolized a shared spiritual transformation that cannot be erased.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 12

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By Eric Vann on March 18, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
News this week: Steger's Solo Winter Traverse through the Boundary Waters, the 235-mile Trans-Adirondack Route, ISPO 2015, and more!

M New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review

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By Roger Caffin on March 18, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
Very similar to the first version, these lightweight shoes perform well for trail running or hiking.

ISPO 2015

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By Matthew Pullan on March 11, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
ISPO brings the top outdoor retailers together and gives us an opportunity to evaluate their gear firsthand.

M Amateur Backpacking Videography

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By Luke Schmidt on March 11, 2015 in Techniques » Techniques & Best Practices
Videography with an emphasis on the pursuit of the "perfect" shot and the ensuing editing can be time consuming, daunting, and distract from your trip. The author presents tactics to make it easier and record your adventures.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 11

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By Eric Vann on March 04, 2015 in Trends » Media Reviews
Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

M Backcountry Brews

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By Paul Magnanti on March 04, 2015 in Gear » Reviews
Still not great as the real deal, Pat's Backcountry Brewery is a nice lightweight option to enjoy some beer in the backcountry.

M Candle Stoves

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By Russell Lawson (with minor assistance from Roger Caffin) on February 24, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
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.

M The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing

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By Roger Caffin and John Linn on February 24, 2015 in Gear » SpotLite Reviews
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.

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