Isaac Simons tells the lessons of extreme Sierra weather and questionable gear choices through the lens of the writings of Phil Arnot.
Drew Smith writes about using public transit to make the travel to, from, and between trailheads more sustainable.
If one of your objectives in selecting a windshirt is eliminating moisture vapor, your selection should rely more heavily on Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR) than Air Permeability Measurements (APM / CFM).
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Join us live online at our 2023 Tenkara Speaker Series with Karin Miller of Zen Tenkara. We'll chat about catching big fish on tenkara, Zen Tenkara history and products, industry trends, and what's next in the world of tenkara, and end with a live audience Q&A!
James Montavon discusses giving back to the trail community through his experience volunteering with the Colorado Trail Foundation.
How does vapor pressure differential influence condensation in tents?
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan discusses ultralight first aid kids for backcountry use.
This article explores the benefits of backcountry fishing (especially tenkara), including the incorporation of fish in your diet and potential food weight savings.
Join us live online at our 2023 Tenkara Speaker Series with TJ Ferreira and John Geer of Tenkara USA. We'll chat about Tenkara USA history and products, industry trends, and what's next in the world of tenkara, and end with a live audience Q&A!
Drew Smith journeys from the Mojave Desert to Badwater Basin finding beauty in a seemingly desolate place.
An introspective account of what one can learn about themself through the story of crossing Saudi Arabia’s Hejaz region.
In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, Ryan discusses the 12 Stages of backcountry Tenkara fly fishing.
An essay on how day hikes and trail runs can enhance our outdoor experience when the wilderness isn’t accessible.
In this episode, we're going to address stove system performance and specifically, flame power vs. fuel efficiency.
A curated guide to Backpacking Light resources on ultralight backpacks - gear, skills, podcasts, forums, research, education, product recommendations, and more.
Musings about backpacking in grizzly bear habitat.
Mantras, Mandalas, and Meditations: A hike through the hidden Tibetan Kingdom of Nepal – the Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang Regions
An account of a trek through Nepal's Central Himalayan Nar Phu Valley and Upper Mustang region near the border of Tibet via an ancient trading route.
See how backpacking and forest ranger work in the High Uinta Wilderness and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument influenced Ben Kilbourne’s record, Unresting Event.
The Yama Mountain Gear 1P Cirriform Min Tarp ($210 in silpoly) is a one-person, 2-trekking pole, side/end-entry full-perimeter tarp shelter.
Episode 77 | Planning, Pooping, and Campfires (Backcountry Leave No Trace Challenges During the Winter)
In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we're going to examine some of the principles of Leave No Trace in the context of winter backcountry travel, with a focus on planning, pooping, and campfires.