Is backpacking suddenly…hard? Ben Kilbourne understands, and discusses how to deal with it during uncertain times.
Some observations on cheap one-person shelters, including on their design, proliferation, and history, and comparison between some shelters.
BPL columnist Maggie Slepian unpacks suffering in endurance sports.
BPL author Rex Sanders meditates on gratitude and 2020 as he recovers from a traumatic brain injury during the time of COIVD and wildfires.
Rediscovering the Great Smoky Mountains by lens and brush.
Greg Perhson details the process of creating your own, lightweight (19.5 oz), MYOG backpack from vehicle airbags!
The Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist 2.0 jacket (180 g / 6.35 oz, $220) is a lightweight 2.5-layer rain jacket with a well-designed hood and minimal features.
A recent multi-sport adventure got BPL columnist Mark Wetherington thinking about gear and our relationship to it.
Backpacking Light staff and contributors give their 2020 staff picks – their favorite backpacking and hiking gear of the year.
Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about a range of common gear standards.