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Lightweight Mid-Height Trail Shoes: Treksta

Mini-Review of the Treksta Evolution Mid GTX

Winter ISPO 2011: Day 4 – Technical Treats

Stoves, shovels, poles, crampons, harnesses, and more: oh my!


Backpacking Light (, an internet-based community of hikers known for their pro-wilderness values, is forging partnerships with organizations such as the pro-trails Blue Ribbon Coalition ( to join forces in the fight for American Wilderness preservation.

Virtual Pack Day Three Meals (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Day Three Meals

Virtual Pack Day Two Meals (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Day Two Meals

Virtual Pack Day One Meals (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Day One Meals

Numa Sport Optics Lo-Pro Sunglasses (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Numa Sport Optics Lo-Pro

Terramar Terramawool Longsleeve Crew Shirt (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Terramar Terramawool Longsleeve Crew Shirt. This silk and wool baselayer top should keep Bob comfortable and warm.

Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Deluxe (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008)

Virtual Pack: Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest Deluxe Sleeping Pad

Backpacking Light Print Magazine Issue 8 – Online Supplement

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

Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist

It IS possible to climb Denali using lightweight techniques! Agnes and Matt discuss their gear and provide detailed gearlists.

Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things

Find out what BPL staffers carry to cut, slice, chop, and snip.

Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 3: Model Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Snow Camping

Based on our research and testing, we recommend lightweight footwear systems for specific conditions and activities. In addition, our Backpacking Light staffers describe their favorite systems, and two ultralight nomads – Andrew Skurka and Chris Townsend – share their wisdom.

Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 2: Components

We cover the components of a lightweight footwear system – shoes/boots, footbeds, socks, vapor barriers, booties, overboots, and gaiters (everything on or around the foot), discuss the pros and cons of different options, and identify our favorites.

Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm

High-tech gear to keep your feet dry and warm is useless without the proper knowledge on how to use it, and that’s especially true for lightweight footwear in cold and wet conditions.

Igloo Building for Fun and Shelter, Part 1 – Technique

Igloo building is a fun wintertime activity to share with family, friends, or Scouts. Build a warming hut in your favorite skiing or snowshoeing area, construct an igloo for a backcountry base camp, or design your own hut system! The Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool does a lot of the work for you, but you’ll still need to master some essential techniques.

Playing in the Snow: A Day at Backcountry Base Camp

The Backpackinglight teams spends a day at Backcountry Base Camp prior to the start of the show.

Taming Those Large Flexible Foil Windshields

Learn the tricks and techniques required to make a stable windshield out of floppy metal foil.

Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit

All the details you need to plan backcountry vegetarian meals that are nutritious and tasty.

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