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Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 23
Top stories, hiking, backpacking, people, and all things outdoors.
Faces No. 1: Dan Durston
An Interview with Dan Durston from IntoCascadia.com
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 22
In this week's news: Crew One completes #windrivers 2015, bear advice from a controversial figure, compare tent options, and more.
Little Red Wagon GEO Review: Craft Coffee for Backpackers
GEO is a single-serve, disposable pourover filter containing freshly roasted artisan coffee.
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 21
Teenaged expeditioners + news, gear, and stories.
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 20
In this Week's News: It's time for the 2015 Packraft Roundup, a father scares a bear away to save his son, five trails to know in the Colorado area, get to know Leslie Hittmeier, and much more!
Flash Reviews No. 10
Introductory Reviews for La Sportiva Helios SR, Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System, and the Nalgene Flask.
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 19
News this week: Get a look at the Tahoe Rim Trail, a stove shootout, meet the founder of Soul RIver Runs Wild, and more.
Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
Backpacking in the west can be physically challenging and logistically belittling to the uninitiated however don't let that stop you! The rewards of this exploration are worth the hardship.
Flash Reviews No. 9
Introductory Reviews for MSR Aquatabs, WoolX Men's Lightweight T-Shirt, and the Thrunite Ti-3.
The California Crest: a northbound mental map
An author and composer writes a music suite based off his memories on the PCT.
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 18
News This Week: Wrangell Alaska is left high and dry, a backpacker survives fifty meter fall, spend the day trekking Tahoma, a Camp Chef Stove that weighs 8.3 ounces, and much more.
Taking It Up a Notch: Camp Fire Teens Face the Weather at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
A challenging yet rewarding trip exposes these youth to the joys of backpacking and kindles their love of the outdoors.
Flash Reviews No. 8
Introductory Reviews for Paleo Meals To Go, Good Wipes, and Lite Trail NyloPro Bags.
Walking Still in the Desert
A place of stillness and calm, the desert can be a harsh, dry environment but for many it is a haven for contemplation and peace.
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 17
News this week: Rising Arctic Temperatures, California’s El Nino, Yellowstone Rangers Save a Man’s Life, Turn a Low-Cost Tent into a Great Tent, and Much More.
Six Packraft Loops in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
The Bob Marshall Wilderness is home to some of the best wilderness packrafting in the lower 48 with options for novices and experts alike. Explore this beautiful country just remember to be mindful of our responsibility to care for this land.
Sunrei Headlamp Review
A versatile headlamp with an innovative design that fulfills your needs without adding significant weight to your pack.
Flash Reviews No. 7
Introductory Reviews for the Kestrel Knives Ultralighter, Eddie Bauer Men's Quantum T, and the Survive Outdoors Longer Pocket Survival Pak Plus.
Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 16
News this week: Get a look inside the 2015 Everest Climbing Season, Have Some Tea After Completing the Mt. Huashan Trail, Get to Know Author Frederick H. Swanson, and Much More!