Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message

Affluenza, as it is defined by the authors, is “a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.”

New Book on PACKRAFTING Sends Rapidly Growing Sport to the Mainstream

Backpacking Light Magazine to launch first book on Packrafting in June 2008.

Website Review: explores the extension of ultralight backpacking philosophies to other areas of your life.

Slow Travel

Traveling light, simple... and slow

Backpacking Light Print Magazine Issue 8 – Online Supplement

Backpacking Light Print Magazine Issue 8 portal to reprints and supplements.

Why I Go Light

Trends Editor Craig Mortensen discusses the joys of simplification and describes his transition to an ultralight load.

Catoma Outdoor Twist and Worm Tents Set Up at the Drop of a Hat (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2007)

New manufacturer of tents with potential for lightweight backpacking, if they make the tents available with lighter fabrics.

Useful New Products From Sea To Summit

Several lightweight, well-designed, multi-purpose products to aid the lightweight backpacker, while reducing our environmental impacts.

Backpacking Light Print vs. Online Magazines: Vision for 2006 and Beyond

A letter to the readers of Backpacking Light Magazine.

NOLS Sees the Light

Backpacking Light Magazine Partners with GoLite, NOLS, to Bring Lightweight Backpacking Courses to NOLS Curriculum

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