Learn how to identify and use lines of position to help fix your location on a map while traveling in the backcountry.
An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to map and compass use for hiking and backpacking.
In this episode, Andrew chats with BPL staff writer Mark Wetherington about his favorite articles, backpacking in the south, and more.
The Tarptent Dipole 1 Li and 2 Li are rectangular DCF trekking pole tents with carbon end struts to boost interior volume and stability, and a four-stake footprint that eliminates the need for apex guyline tie-outs in mild weather.
The Waymark Gear Lite 50L backpack features a unique shoulder-strap attachment system and several fit-related features that might appeal to larger users.
Andrew has a wide-ranging interview with gear designer Dan Durston about X-mids, shelter and pack design, and more.
In this video, I walk through how I use slope angle overlays and satellite imagery to plan off-trail mountaineering routes, focusing on Gaia GPS as the digital mapping software.
The Nitecore NB10000 is a simple portable battery charger built around a carbon-fiber platform for maximum weight savings.
Further reflections on short trips vs. thru-hiking.
Sometimes a wet base layer just can't be avoided. Soaked-based layers happen. Here is why it will happen to you.
Learning how to use the Garmin inReach Mini (or Mini 2) satellite communicator without a smartphone opens up opportunities for overall battery management and more efficient messaging, navigation, and tracking.
Learn how to store your food and protect it from bears in the backcountry - an overview of different methods and when to use them.
In this episode, Ryan and Andrew discuss how and why to use a frameless pack while backpacking.
Cottage backpacking gear makers face supply chain and logistical challenges but find fulfillment in other aspects of their operations.
In part four of his ongoing series, Drew Smith tackles freeze-drying a smoothie.
This First Looks review of the Atom Packs Nanu X25 examines the standout features and multi-use potential of a durable and aesthetically-pleasing daypack.
Ryan chats with Willow Belden from Out There. Also in this episode: updates on some new packs and the How to Use Gaia GPS masterclass.
Learn how to choose a backpacking backpack for specific types of trips based on design, materials, and use cases.
Roger Caffin proposes several solutions to keep dirty fuel from clogging remote inverted canister stoves.
In this Zpacks Free Duo Tent review, we dive into its pros (freestanding, Dyneema Composite Fabric) and its cons (low livability, poor storm performance).
Ben Kilbourne reads his essay on the balance between caring about gear and being present on adventures.