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Interview with Gear Creator Michael Glavin

Rex Sanders interviews Michael Glavin, the founder and general manager of Zenbivy.

Followed in Plain Sight

Shilletha Curtis recounts a harrowing encouter and invites the reader to see the world through her eyes.

Learning Curve: Backpacking is the Great Equalizer

Maggie Slepian considers what it means to be a perfectly average backpacker in a city (and industry) full of high-achievers.

The Overlook: Frozen Tracks – Monument Restoration and the Fate of the Upper Paria

Ben Kilbourne follows tracks in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as its fate once again hangs in the balance.

Standards Watch: Mike Cecot-Scherer on Tent Design

Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about tent design. This is part two of a three-part series.

The Overlook: Backpacking in a Time of Uncertainty

Is backpacking suddenly...hard? Ben Kilbourne understands, and discusses how to deal with it during uncertain times.

Life in the Dog House: A Survey of the One-Person Tent, With History

Some observations on cheap one-person shelters, including on their design, proliferation, and history, and comparison between some shelters.

Learning Curve: Learning to Suffer

BPL columnist Maggie Slepian unpacks suffering in endurance sports.

Gratitude and Recovery After Outdoor Trauma

BPL author Rex Sanders meditates on gratitude and 2020 as he recovers from a traumatic brain injury during the time of COIVD and wildfires.

Unpacked: When Gear Owns You

A recent multi-sport adventure got BPL columnist Mark Wetherington thinking about gear and our relationship to it.

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