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Upright Canister Stove Reviews, StoveBench Tests, and Gear Guide

This article features upright canister stove reviews that include extensive test data in inclement conditions and market analysis.

Podcast 009 | The Sun is a Compass

In this episode, we talk to Alaskan writer, biologist, and adventurer Caroline Van Hemert. Caroline is an ornithologist who, along with her husband Pat, undertook a 4,000-mile human-powered journey from Bellingham Washington to Kotzebue, a small town high above the arctic circle.

Podcast 008 | SKILLS SHORT: Winter Backpacking

Today’s episode is a SKILLS SHORT where we'll discuss the philosophy and skills of lightweight winter backpacking.

Staff Picks 2018: Our Favorite Backpacking Gear of the Year

Backpacking Light's editorial team, guides, contributors provide their favorite gear choices in BPL's Staff Picks gear guide for 2018.

Podcast 007 | Trekking Poles

This podcast dives into the science to answer the question: are trekking poles worth the weight?

Lightweight Trekking Pole Reviews & Gear Guide

This lightweight trekking poles gear guide discusses the scientific justification for/against poles, and features reviews of 14 models.

Podcast 006 | Backcountry Filmmaking and Photography

Backcountry filmmaking and photography used to required thirty or more pounds of gear. Here's how to produce great media at minimum weight!

Podcast 005 | Navigation

This podcast is about route planning and navigation skills and discusses a case study in complex navigation.

Podcast 004 | Guide’s Roundtable

A conversation w/guides Kevin, Dan, Adam and Ryan about the philosophy and benefits of ultralight backpacking.

Podcast 003 | Backpacking Food and Nutrition

In this episode we tackle the science, myths, and dogma surrounding backpacking food and nutrition. Featuring guest Brian Rigby, certified sports nutritionist and author. We tackle food and nutrition issues as they relate to thru-hiking, ketogenic diets, plant-based diets (veganism and vegetarianism), gluten-free issues, and macronutrient-micronutrient nutrition. Some questions we ask: what are the caloric and nutritional needs of backpackers? Why do we need to address dogma and pseudo-science in this field? We also take a look at some new cooking and water treatment gear and discuss what's going on in the world of Backpacking Light right now.

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