Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast – Maintaining Health and Preventing Injury

Erin and Hig discuss their minimal first aid kit and strategies for staying alive and well throughout a year of wilderness trekking.

PODCAST: Journey on the Wild Coast – Vacation Spots for the Adventurous

Got a week (or two) and a taste for adventure? Hig Higman and Erin McKittrick highlight hidden gems along the coast from Seattle to the Alaska Peninsula.

PODCAST: Journey on the Wild Coast – The Newlywed Game

Erin and Hig take part in Backpacking Light's version of the Newlywed Game and reveal themselves to us.

Six Moon Designs Serenity Net Tent Review

A seven-ounce mosquito-free haven which, when mated with the Gatewood Cape, becomes the inner half of an eighteen-ounce double walled tent system.

An Ultralighter Paddles on the Dark Side: Packrafting a Remote Canyon “Heavy” Style

Packrafters need to limit their gear so it fits on the bow of their six-foot-long craft. This means dehydrated food for dinner, sleeping under a tarp and wearing wet clothes dry. What is river running like when big rafts haul the food and gear...Can an ultralight packrafter be enticed to the dark side?

Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast – When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?

Carol Crooker exposes the insanity of Bretwood Higman and Erin McKittrick. Three pounds of shared sleeping quilt for minus 30 degree weather?!

Podcast: Making Unconventional Choices for a Better Life

John Coffer is out of step with modern life - and that is just the way he likes it. Carol Crooker talks with John about his journey to contentment.

Icebreaker Cross Cami SPOTLITE REVIEW

Women's merino wool top with built in support.

I/O Biocompatibles Contact Long Sleeve Crew SPOTLITE REVIEW

A new company provides another choice in technical wool clothing.

Ibex Balance Seamless Sport Bra SPOTLITE REVIEW

Finally, the magic of wool is available in a bra.

Join Our Community

Become a Backpacking Light Member

Forum Access

Unrestricted access to all forums, plus the ability to post and start new threads.

Premium Content

Unrestricted access to all 2,300+ articles, gear reviews, skills, stories, and more.

Community Posts

Post new content to the community including gear swaps, reviews, trip reports and more!

Online Education

Get unlimited access to all our online education (*Unlimited membership required).

Pack less. Be more. Become a member today!

Get Started