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The evolution of the frameless backpack and an analysis of current technology and features of four lightweight packs: the Golite Jam, Mountain Hardwear Thruway, Black Diamond Demon, and the authors MYOG Black and White pack.

Commentary: The Packraft in 2013

Ten years ago, packrafters had few options. Today, the choices are many, and the future looks very promising.

Tools for Human Powered Oversnow Travel – State of the Market Report

Fat bike, skis, or snowshoes? A discussion of the most efficient tools for oversnow travel.

The Future of Baselayers

A glimpse into the future and a mini-review of the Mammut All-Year long sleeve crew.

5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
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The 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic

Is this the longest, toughest, roughest or hardest? The beauty of it is that at the finish no one knew or cared. Every competitor was left with indelible experiences, challenges accepted and honestly won or lost. Each had started with a clean slate and had accomplished every step in the wilderness through their own efforts. -Adrian Crane, writing about the Classic in Ultrarunning (1986)

A Lightweight Guide to the Crown of the Continent

Backpacking and Packrafting Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Windshirts: 2012 State of the Market Report – Part 1: What is a Windshirt?

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

Backpacking on the Moon: A Trip Guide to Craters of the Moon National Monument

A look at one of Idaho's little known backpacking jems.

Timberland LiteTrace Boot Review

Review of Timberland's new waterproof lightweight hiking boot. Do they belong in the lightweight backpacker's quiver?

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