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Episode 68 | Unpacking the New Garmin inReach Messenger

In today's gear short episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we're going to talk about the brand new Garmin inReach Messenger and how it fits into the broader market of satellite communications devices for backcountry users.

Episode 67 | How to Poop in the Woods (Skills and Tools for Backcountry Pooping)

Ryan and Andrew chat about new gear and techniques for the age-old question: how to poop in the woods (safely, cleanly, and responsibly).

Durston Kakwa 40 Review

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?

Episode 66 | Hiking Cameras: Compact, Durable, and Lightweight Cameras for Hiking and Backpacking

In this episode, Ryan and Andrew discuss some small, pocket-sized cameras for backpacking.

Episode 65 | Empowering Young Women in the Outdoors with Amanda Hatley

Andrew and Ryan chat with She Summits Co. founder and director Amanda Hatley.

Backpacking Cameras and Photography Skills

An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to backpacking photography skills, techniques, and gear.

Episode 64 | BPL Author Spotlight: Contributor Drew Smith

In this episode, Andrew chats with Backpacking Light Staff contributor Drew Smith about the PCT, desert hiking, ponchos, and more.

How to use Gaia GPS to Find Hidden Backcountry Routes

Learn Ryan Jordan's process for discovering hidden backcountry routes by integrating current base maps, satellite imagery layers, and historical USGS maps.

An Introduction to Map & Compass Navigation

An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to map and compass use for hiking and backpacking.

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A curated guide to backpacking food ideas, meals, ingredients, strategies, skills, podcasts, forums, research, education, product recommendations, and more.

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