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Episode 83 | Shelter Condensation

In episode 83 of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to talk about managing condensation in shelters.

Yama Flat Tarp Review

Yama Flat Tarp Review: our first looks at this 7' x 9' silpoly ultralight shelter for ultralight backpacking.

Minimalist Footwear and Trail Running Shoes for Hiking and Backpacking

A curated guide to Backpacking Light resources about minimalist footwear (e.g., trail running shoes for hiking and backpacking) - gear, skills, podcasts, forums, research, education, product recommendations, and more.

Handling the Heat: How to Use Your Palms to Stay Cool

Learn how to manage thermoregulation while hiking through effective utilization of your palms.

LIVE: The Gear Q&A (Spring ’23 Edition)

Got a question about backpacking gear as you assemble your '23 kits and gear lists? Now's the time to ask it - this live event will be all about gear. In addition, Backpacking Light Publisher Ryan Jordan will discuss some of the gear he's using in '23, with updated recommendations in the categories of minimalist, high-performance, comfortable, and budget-friendly gear across several categories.

Episode 82 | Fabric Repairs in the Backcountry

In this episode, Ryan walks through fabric repair kits for hiking and backpacking, including various fabric repair scenarios, strategies, and supplies.

Episode 81 | Unresting Event

In Episode 81 of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Ben Kilbourne discuss creativity in the backcountry and Ben’s Unresting Event album.

I Got Caught in a Sierra Storm, on Purpose

Isaac Simons tells the lessons of extreme Sierra weather and questionable gear choices through the lens of the writings of Phil Arnot.

A Walk from Crested Butte

Drew Smith writes about using public transit to make the travel to, from, and between trailheads more sustainable.

By the Numbers: The Myth of Air Permeability in Windshirts

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).

Look for Me in the Mountains (Backpacking Light Theme Song Download)

Backpacking Light Theme Music (Look for Me in the Mountains)

Tenkara Speaker Series No. 2: Karin Miller

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!

Clouds and McLeods

James Montavon discusses giving back to the trail community through his experience volunteering with the Colorado Trail Foundation.

Using vapor pressure differential to predict condensation in tents

How does vapor pressure differential influence condensation in tents?

Episode 80 | Backcountry First Aid Kits

In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan discusses ultralight first aid kids for backcountry use.

Can backcountry fishing save carried food weight?

This article explores the benefits of backcountry fishing (especially tenkara), including the incorporation of fish in your diet and potential food weight savings.

Tenkara Speaker Series No. 1: TJ Ferreira and John Geer

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!

Down to the Valley: Embracing the Desert Trail from the Mojave Desert to Badwater Basin

Drew Smith journeys from the Mojave Desert to Badwater Basin finding beauty in a seemingly desolate place.

Desert Crossing

An introspective account of what one can learn about themself through the story of crossing Saudi Arabia’s Hejaz region.

Episode 79 | The 12 Stages of Backcountry Tenkara

In this episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, Ryan discusses the 12 Stages of backcountry Tenkara fly fishing.

Tri Peaks: Winter Scrambles in the Santa Monica Mountains

An essay on how day hikes and trail runs can enhance our outdoor experience when the wilderness isn’t accessible.

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