Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about tent design. This is part two of a three-part series.
Is backpacking suddenly…hard? Ben Kilbourne understands, and discusses how to deal with it during uncertain times.
BPL columnist Maggie Slepian unpacks suffering in endurance sports.
A recent multi-sport adventure got BPL columnist Mark Wetherington thinking about gear and our relationship to it.
Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about a range of common gear standards.
BPL columnist Ben Kilbourne uses a close encounter to examine the practice of livestock grazing on public land.
BPL columnist Maggie Slepian reminds new and old hands alike to prepare for shoulder-season backpacking accordingly.
In his new column for Backpacking Light, Stephen Seeber runs thermal testing on used and new Patagonia Micro Puff jackets.
BPL columnist Mark Wetherington reviews the book “Free Outside” by fellow BPL member and author – and Colorado Trail FKT holder – Jeff Garmire.
I fell into a rut, like many of us when an activity is familiar and comfortable. It took connecting with a more experienced backpacker to show me I had the knowledge and skills to push myself into new territory.