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Mini-Review of the Treksta Evolution Mid GTX
Stoves, shovels, poles, crampons, harnesses, and more: oh my!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BACKPACKING LIGHT SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH OHV/ORV COMMUNITY TO PROMOTE MULTI-USE HARMONY IN AMERICAN WILDERNESS
Backpacking Light (www.backpackinglight.com), an internet-based community of hikers known for their pro-wilderness values, is forging partnerships with organizations such as the pro-trails Blue Ribbon Coalition (www.sharetrails.org) to join forces in the fight for American Wilderness preservation.
Virtual Pack: Day Three Meals
Virtual Pack: Day Two Meals
Virtual Pack: Day One Meals
Virtual Pack: Numa Sport Optics Lo-Pro
Virtual Pack: Terramar Terramawool Longsleeve Crew Shirt. This silk and wool baselayer top should keep Bob comfortable and warm.
Virtual Pack: Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Deluxe Sleeping Pad
Backpacking Light Print Magazine Issue 8 portal to reprints and supplements.
It IS possible to climb Denali using lightweight techniques! Agnes and Matt discuss their gear and provide detailed gearlists.
Find out what BPL staffers carry to cut, slice, chop, and snip.
Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 3: Model Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Snow Camping
Based on our research and testing, we recommend lightweight footwear systems for specific conditions and activities. In addition, our Backpacking Light staffers describe their favorite systems, and two ultralight nomads – Andrew Skurka and Chris Townsend – share their wisdom.
We cover the components of a lightweight footwear system – shoes/boots, footbeds, socks, vapor barriers, booties, overboots, and gaiters (everything on or around the foot), discuss the pros and cons of different options, and identify our favorites.
Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm
High-tech gear to keep your feet dry and warm is useless without the proper knowledge on how to use it, and that’s especially true for lightweight footwear in cold and wet conditions.
Igloo building is a fun wintertime activity to share with family, friends, or Scouts. Build a warming hut in your favorite skiing or snowshoeing area, construct an igloo for a backcountry base camp, or design your own hut system! The Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool does a lot of the work for you, but you’ll still need to master some essential techniques.
The Backpackinglight teams spends a day at Backcountry Base Camp prior to the start of the show.
Learn the tricks and techniques required to make a stable windshield out of floppy metal foil.
All the details you need to plan backcountry vegetarian meals that are nutritious and tasty.