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Pat’s Backcountry Beer: Ultralight Beer from Concentrate for Weight-Conscious Backpackers

Still not great as the real deal, Pat's Backcountry Brewery is a nice lightweight option to enjoy some beer in the backcountry.

Candle Stoves

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.

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

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.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 10

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

BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review

A very inexpensive yet lightweight and effective stove. Works great for small-group, overnight cooking.

Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay

Saved by the Guadalupe Mountains, the author learns to live in West Texas and begins to enjoy the area with weekend visits to the mountains.

Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review

SteriPEN has heeded our pleas and its newest model continues to offer great water treatment while getting rid of some of the bugs from previous models.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 9

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

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 24

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

Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition

Much like the ultralight backpacking movement, ultralight hunting is beginning to grow in popularity due to gear innovation as hunters look for a more holistic hunting experience. As new gear begins to push the envelope, we turn our discussion to a what is the definition of 'ultralight hunting'?

West Canada Lakes Wilderness

A beautiful wilderness with incredible fishing rehabilitated after years of logging and industry use. Just don't forget your lake packraft...you'll need it!

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 8

Outdoor news: stories, gear, trips, and more!

Flash Reviews No. 4

Introductory Reviews of the Sonim XP7 Ultra-Rugged Smartphone; Fenix HL22 Single-AA Headlamp; and Casio Pathfinder PRG-270 Watch.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 23

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

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.

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 21

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

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.

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.

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