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A Philmont Journal – Part 3

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

A Philmont Journal – Part 2

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

A Philmont Journal – Part 1

Relive the exciting experience that is Philmont.

Global Test Conclusion: Honeymooning in the Backcountry

Danny and Kristin wrap up their 2-year Honeymoon with Backcountry skiing in Europe and discover their home.

How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags

How do supposedly "odor proof" plastic bags for backpacking hold up to the keen nose of a Police K9?

2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

An eclectic assortment of the staff's favorite gear for 2012.

An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear: Part 2 – Advanced Nordic Ski Mountaineering on UL Tele Gear

It is natural for skiers, as their skills improve, to seek more challenging terrain. And, with access to mountainous landscapes, it is inevitable for a skier to enter the realm of ski mountaineering. An overview of UL backcountry ski mountaineering gear and discussion of proper gear choice.

An Introduction to Nordic and Backcountry Ski Gear

A Primer to Backcountry Ski Travel – Why you can and should overnight ski in the backcountry

Olicamp Xcelerator/Fire-Maple FMS-117V Ti Stove Review

Finally, a remote-canister stove without the extra weight.

Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report – Part 2: The Present and Future of Windshirts

Weatherproof, lightweight, breathable. Might the windshirt be the ultimate tool in the lightweight backpacker's arsenal?

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