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Walking in Nepal

Desperate for an authentic Nepalese experience, the author takes to the less-traveled trekking routes to learn about himself and the area's beauty.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 22

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 7

Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

2014 Staff Picks

Backpacking Light's staff is some of the most passionate backpackers around. Take a look at the ultralight gear we use and treasure.

Rab Vapour-rise Lite Alpine Jacket review

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.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 21

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks

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.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 6

Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

A lightweight approach to traveling light in the winter on snowshoes.

Berghaus Vapourlight Hypertherm FZ Jacket Review

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.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 20

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 5

Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

Clinker: A story of hardship and triumph on the AT

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.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 19

Follow the story of a family of five as they backpack over 2000 miles from Georgia to Maine.

Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review

A solid fuel/alcohol stove that folds flat for storage and assembles into a rock-solid structure for stable cooking.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 4

Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week

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.

Father & Son Re-unite in the Wind Rivers, WY

A journey defined by reunion, challenges, and a love of the outdoors, Michael and his son, Matt, share fellowship in the rugged Wind Rivers.

Can I Cook in my Tent?

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.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 3

Backpacking Light has scoured the web and will now bring you salient backpacking news stories, gear releases, and trip reports.

Packrafting without a Good Map

Despite losing their map during a stream crossing early in the trip, the adventurers trek on determined to hit the big water.

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