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Finding Meaning on the Green River

Ben Kilbourne hikes and packrafts along the Green River in Wyoming.

Episode 26 | Load Hauling

Ryan and Andrew talk load hauling - how to go light when you have to pack heavy. Featuring an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.

Episode 24 | Gear We Love (2020 Edition)

Andrew and Ryan talk about some of the BPL Staff's favorite gear, our gear review philosophy, current news, and more!

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Junction Backpack Review

This Hyperlite Mountain Gear Junction Backpack Review features a pack with a lightweight Dyneema Composite Fabrics body, Hardline woven fabric side and hip belt pockets for durability, and a mesh back pocket for storing wet gear.

Case Studies: Using Google Earth to Plan Wilderness Trips

This article presents some case studies of using Google Earth for wilderness trip planning, with a presentation of my process and lessons learned.

Whitewater Packraft Reviews: 2018 State of the Market Report

2018 Packraft Reviews and State of the Market Report providing a comprehensive overview of solo river packrafts.

Mountains, Waterfalls and Rivers: Exploring Monkman Provincial Park, British Columbia

So when Ben texted me that he and two other guys had lined up a brand new "epic" trip in Monkman Provincial Park, British Columbia, I probably should have thought about what I was getting into. But I was up for some excitement so I joined the trip.

Escalante Packrafting and Technical Canyoneering

Packrafting and canyoneering in Escalante multiple activities on the same expedition.

Alpacka Scout Packraft Review (Video)

The Alpacka Scout Packraft bridges the gap between more fragile flatwater packrafts, and more durable / stable whitewater packrafts.

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