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Podcast 028 | Making Your Own Backpacking Meals

This episode of the Backpacking Light podcast is chock full of actionable advice to create your own delicious backpacking meals.

Enlightened Equipment Rev-HOLE-ation Quilt Review (First Looks)

Enlightened Equipment’s new Rev-HOLE-ation Quilt ($335, 24 oz / 686 g) is a fresh take on a classic: The Revelation Quilt.

Backpackers Should be Amateur Naturalists

Ben Kilbourne explores the need for backpackers to be amateur naturalists in our effort to steward our natural environment.

Goosefeet Custom Down Sweater First Looks

This first look at the Goosefeet Gear Custom Down Sweater summarizes features, specifications, and photo details of an ultralight down garment that weighs less than 6 oz (170 g).

Out of the Mojave and Into the Twilight Zone: Hiking the Desert Trail

A narrative of my spring hike on the Desert Trail, and what it was like to re-enter American society at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Racial Justice and Protecting Intimacy Between Humanity and Nature

If some of humanity is threatened, then our humanity's collective intimacy with nature is also broken.

Podcast 027 | Listener Q & A

Ryan and Andrew answer listener questions gathered from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Seek Outside Divide 4500 Pack Review

The Seek Outside Divide 4500 is an external frame backpack featuring a roll-top closure, two oversized side pockets, and a back pocket.

First, Buy A Smaller Pack

Internet pundits often insist that new lightweight backpackers should buy a pack last, so that it will hold all their new gear and a week’s worth of food. Sometimes the advice is to buy the pack first, a little larger in volume than the backpacker thinks they’ll need. But both approaches can misfire, and I think there’s a better way.

Platypus GravityWorks Filter Review (6L)

We review the 6-Liter model of the Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter, intended to provide water for groups and for basecamp scenarios.

DIY Ultralight Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stove – Version 4, Part 2

This article describes the development of my DIY 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.

Spot X Review

The Spot X ( 7 oz / 198 g, $199.99) is a rechargeable two-way satellite messenger with a QWERTY Keyboard among other features.

DIY Ultralight Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stove – Version 4, Part 1

This article describes the development of my 4th generation of Remote Inverted-Canister Winter Stoves.

LiteAF 35L Curve Backpack Review

The LiteAF 35L Curve Backpack (16 oz / 453 g, $255+*) is a frameless ultralight pack constructed partially of Dyneema Composite fabric.

Packing Light with 95 lbs: 40 Days Without Resupply in Far-Eastern Russia

This is a story about a 40-day backpacking trip in the Far East (Russia) where I started with a pack that weighed 95 lb (43 kg).

2020 Backpacking Light Adventure Film Festival

Recorded version of the livestream of the 2020 Backpacking Light Adventure Film Festival. This content is available only to Premium and Unlimited Members.

Tarptent Double Rainbow Li Tent Review

The Tarptent Double Rainbow Li is a 2-person, side-entry, 2-door (and 2-vestibule) hybrid single/double-wall tent made with Dyneema Composite Fabrics that weighs 27 oz (765 g).

REI Flash Air 1 Tent Review

The REI Flash Air 1 Tent (20 oz / 567 g, $249) is a hybrid single/double-wall solo tent with a single entrance and vestibule and can be supported by a single trekking pole.

Podcast 26 | Load Hauling

Ryan and Andrew talk load hauling - how to go light when you have to pack heavy. Featuring an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.

Feathered Friends Eos Down Vest Review

The Feathered Friends Eos Down Vest (7 oz / 200 g, $249.00) is a simple, well-constructed, well-fitting down vest with a high warmth-to-weight ratio.

Tarptent Notch Li Review (Updated: V2 2020 Version)

This Tarptent Notch Li Review presents the benefits of Dyneema Composite Fabrics (DCF) for ultralight backpacking shelters, assesses its design/feature set, and compares the Notch Li to its competitors.

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