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The Evolution of Fastpacking

How do the classic fastpacking offerings by Ultimate Direction compare to a pack of today?

Be Prepared, Not Equipped

The main reason my pack got lighter was because I realized that being prepared had little to do with the equipment I carried.

Garmin Oregon 550t Promises Hi-Res Topo Mapping Display, Touchscreen, and Integrated 3.2MP Camera

While GPS units are getting bigger and heavier, at least they are also becoming more functional. The Garmin Oregon 550t integrates 100k topo maps, a hi-res display, and a 3.2MP digital camera.

Seven Million Toasters: A Tribute to Coghlan’s 50th Birthday

Coghlan's celebrates 50 years of service to the Outdoor Industry.

BPL Launches Wiki as Lightweight Backpacking Reference

The new BPL Wiki hosted by Backpacking Light!

Backpacking Light Magazine Announces Discontinuation of Print Version

Publisher Ryan Jordan recalls moments worth celebrating.

Podcast: Roman Dial on his Book, Packrafting!

Ron Craighead interviews Roman Dial on the release of his new book, Packrafting!

To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an ‘essential’ item in a lightweight hiker’s overnight pack?

Essentials commentary from BackpackingLight reader, Mark Henley.

To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an ‘essential’ item in a lightweight hiker’s overnight pack?

Essentials commentary from BackpackingLight reader, Allison Miller.

To Pack or Not to Pack? What constitutes an ‘essential’ item in a lightweight hiker’s overnight pack?

Essentials commentary from BackpackingLight reader, Jim Bailey.

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