Home Freeze-dryers are handy but expensive. Are they worth the cost? We show you how to find out.
The Alpacka Raft Scout packraft (2022 model) weighs less than four pounds. We review its durability and stability for both flatwater and Class 1 river running.
Should/will the iPhone 14 replace my Garmin inReach (or similar satellite messaging devices)?
Ryan and Andrew chat about new gear and techniques for the age-old question: how to poop in the woods (safely, cleanly, and responsibly).
Gear Review: the Durston Kakwa 40 backpack utilizes an inverted U-shaped internal frame for stability and comfort at moderate loads. But how does it fare at heavier weights?
Observing a lunar phenomenon in an otherworldly landscape provides a sense of awe distinct from typical backpacking trips
In this episode, Ryan and Andrew discuss some small, pocket-sized cameras for backpacking.
Can an ancient Roman philosophy make you a better backpacker? It all depends upon your application.
A few suggestions for your next out of the ordinary adventure.
Best practices for storing your freeze-dried food (plus one killer chiles rellenos recipe).
Andrew and Ryan chat with She Summits Co. founder and director Amanda Hatley.
An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to backpacking photography skills, techniques, and gear.
Maybe not everything about ultralight backpacking has to be optimized.
Anker Powercore PD 10000 and PD 20000 and Nitecore NB10000 and NB20000 carbon fiber portable battery chargers are put through the BatteryBench testing protocol.
By The Numbers: Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight vs. Patagonia Capilene Midweight Performance Comparison
How does Patagonia Thermal Weight Capilene stack up against Midweight Capilene?
In this episode, Andrew chats with Backpacking Light Staff contributor Drew Smith about the PCT, desert hiking, ponchos, and more.
This review of the Bedrock Cairn Sandals examines footwear for hiking in sandals that is comfortable, secure, and grippy in dry, loose conditions.
Camping near hot springs can be a magical experience for backpackers, but these unique natural features require special care to minimize human impact.
Learn Ryan Jordan's process for discovering hidden backcountry routes by integrating current base maps, satellite imagery layers, and historical USGS maps.
Searching for grace and gratitude through the smoke.
Is Mountain Hardwear AirMesh a breakthrough product or a prisoner of wicking base-layer physics?