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Expedition Blogging, Part 1: A Satellite Phone-Based System

A series of articles evaluating platforms for social media, photo blogging, and two-way email communications.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 14

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

Trekking the High Uintas Wilderness: Circumnavigation of the Rock Creek Shelf

Featuring the author's live journals as well as a detailed assessment of trekking gear used on the trip.

Paramo Bora Fleece & Windproof Smock Combo

The Bora Smock is certainly not at the pinnacle of ultralight gear, nevertheless it is a versatile piece of clothing that maintains breathability while offering warmth and excellent waterproofing.

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

The winner of the BPL summer recipe contest made this tasty treat.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 13

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

The Greatest Trip That Never Happened

Although the trip was never completed, the lessons learned were irreplaceable and the experience was very memorable.

Martin Titanium Knife

Weighing about the equivalent of half an ounce (16 M&M's) this knife has a 2.75 inch blade that easily guts fish and small game. Better yet it self-sharpens.

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: Trekking the Olympic Range (Photo Essay)

Boy Scouts tackle the Olympic range - from rainforest to snowy divide - in lightweight style.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 12

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

MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions

Making your own gear is a frustrating and expensive yet very rewarding process. Making your own pack allows you to tailor it to your needs and is a fantastic way to learn about gear.

Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware

As customers of the outdoor industry we want to know which gear works the best. Using open source hardware is a great way to evaluate our gear choices.

The Updated Foot-Care Kit

While moleskin still is an effective means to treating hot spots and blisters, new technology is emerging that is far more effective at treating sore feet.

Gear Guide: Packrafts

Review the current offerings in the packraft market and find out which boats are most appropriate for a variety of purposes including alpine lake fishing, incidental river crossings, flatwater boating, expedition packrafting, and whitewater paddling.

Jetboil Joule Review – Part 1, Overview

The Jetboil Joule is a high-volume cooking system that performs very well in ambient conditions; however more testing in cold conditions is needed to asses its overall performance.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 11

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

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 10

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

Delmar’s Poll

Delmar O'Donnell conducted a poll of BPL readers and teamed with Roger Caffin to relay the results which tell a lot about the BPL demographic and their backpacking preferences.

How One High Sierra Trip Turned Into Permanent Nomadic Travel

Getting outdoors often makes all the difference, and a long expedition can go a long way to transforming your life.

Technical Canyoneering for the Ultralight Backpacker

Canyoneering is challenging as it offers an opportunity to tackle a variety of terrain using new gear. Combining canyoneering with backpacking is a recipe for a legendary trip.

The Yellowstone Paddling Dilemma

Hand Propelled Vessels are banned in Yellowstone National Park. This is in direct violation of the Park's founding principles. Not only should HPVs be allowed on Yellowstone's waterways but their presence will improve the health of the ecosystem.

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