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Water Treatment and Backpacking Hygiene: Recommended Gear & Supplies

Resources for water treatment and hygiene supplies for ultralight backpacking.

Episode 103 | Cottage Industry Trends

Ryan Jordan and Lloyd Vogel discuss trends within the Cottage industry in episode 103 of the backpacking light podcast.

Episode 102 | Polartec Alpha Direct

In episode 102 of the Backpacking Light podcast you're going to learn about the origin, evolution, and use of Polartec Alpha Direct in modern ultralight layering systems.

Gear Guide: Satellite Messaging Devices (“Messengers”)

This gear guide summarizes the category of satellite messaging-centric devices, i.e., devices that focus on satellite messaging as its primary, rather than secondary, function. This is in contrast to navigation-centric devices (which usually offer integrated mapping on the device), such as the Garmin inReach Explorer or Garmin GPSMap.

New Gear Guides: REI & Cottage Brands (+2024 Sale Info)

Quick reference to information and links to the new REI and Cottage Brand gear guides & 2024 Spring Sales.

Member Q&A (Members-Only Livestream)

Join us on our monthly members-only "Q&A" live stream with Backpacking Light owner/founder Ryan Jordan for short presentations + member Q&A.

Episode 101 | Take Less, Do More, With Glen Van Peski

In episode 101 of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to talk to Glen Van Peski about the life lessons we can learn from ultralight backpacking.

Episode 100 | Celebrating our Listeners and Gear for Hiking in the Sun

In episode 100 of the Backpacking Light Podcast we're going to celebrate sunshine and the one hundredth episode of the backpacking light podcast featuring stories from our listeners and more.

Episode 99 | How to Hide Your Food from Bears

In episode 99 of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to learn about how bears smell, and what you can do to hide your food from the nose of a bear.

Episode 98 | Canister Stoves in the Winter

In episode 98 of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to learn how to get the most out of your ultralight canister stove for winter backpacking.

Episode 97 | Backpacking with Dogs

In episode 97 of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to learn what it's like to hike with your dog in the backcountry.

Winter Backpacking

A curated guide to winter backpacking gear, strategies, skills, podcasts, forums, research, education, product recommendations, and more.

Episode 96 | Building Resilience for Backcountry Adversity
Listen Summary In episode 96 of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to learn how to build resilience in the backcountry. In this Episode: What’s New at Backpacking Light? Thriving...
Podcast 95 | Natural Fibers in Outdoor Performance Apparel

In episode 95 of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to learn about the types of natural fibers that make up the fabrics we use for base layer and insulating apparel.

Episode 94 | Backcountry Cooking + SOS Buttons

In today's episode of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to talk about pressing the SOS button, as well as gear and best practices for backcountry cooking in ultralight style.

Backpacking Light Staff Picks: Our Favorite Gear

Our staff selects their favorite hiking, backpacking, and other backcountry gear that they’ve used over the past year - the next edition of our infamous Staff Picks!

Episode 93 | Wilderness Emergency Rescue

In today's episode of the Backpacking Light podcast, we're going to talk about wilderness emergency rescue from the very different and unique perspective of an air ambulance service operating in the Canadian Wilderness.

Episode 92 | Tenkara, Ultrarunning, and Performance Minimalism

In today's episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast we're going to talk about a very unique way to enjoy tenkara fly fishing in the backcountry, and the idea of minimalism vs. performance minimalism.

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip: Skills, Tools, and Resources

A curated guide to Backpacking Light resources on how to plan a backpacking trip - gear, skills, podcasts, forums, research, education, and more.

Episode 91 | Fishnet Mesh Base Layers

In episode 91 of the Backpacking Light podcast we're going to talk about fishnet base layers and the Swedish ideal of lagom.

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