Author: Benjamin Tepler

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Three Desert Hiking Essentials – Backpacker

Three Desert Hiking Essentials – Backpacker

Want to know whether a piece of gear can stand up to serious abuse? Take it to the desert. We took adva [...]
The Best Tents for Backpacking

The Best Tents for Backpacking

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Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2022

Best Backpacking Backpacks of 2022

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Is Ultra the New Dyneema?

Is Ultra the New Dyneema?

Get the latest from the lightweight backpacking world in our twice-monthly ultralight column.  If you f [...]
How to Pack a Frameless Backpack

How to Pack a Frameless Backpack

You’ve carefully whittled down your base weight, sacrificing everything from extra socks to your trusty [...]
The 7 Best Backpacking Water Filters

The 7 Best Backpacking Water Filters

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What We’re Testing: TSL Snowshoes

What We’re Testing: TSL Snowshoes

Finding a snowshoe that works well on narrow, rocky hiking trails is a challenge. It’s doubly challengi [...]
Pouch Wars: The Best Dehydrated Burrito Bowls

Pouch Wars: The Best Dehydrated Burrito Bowls

Welcome to Pouch Wars, a monthly taste-test of dehydrated backpacking meals. We’ve surveyed the market, [...]
How to Camp with a Tarp and Quilt

How to Camp with a Tarp and Quilt

If you’re trying to reach that vaunted 10-pound baseweight, there’s one piece of advice that you’ll hea [...]
Build An Ultralight Backpacking Kit for Under $500

Build An Ultralight Backpacking Kit for Under $500

It’s no secret that going ultralight can be expensive. Whether it’s a 1000-fill-power down jacket or ca [...]
Why Is it Still So Hard to Buy Ultralight Gear?

Why Is it Still So Hard to Buy Ultralight Gear?

If you walk down the aisles of an outdoor gear shop, you might get the impression that ultralight gear [...]
The 5 Best Women’s Hiking Pants

The 5 Best Women’s Hiking Pants

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Pouch Wars: The Best Dehydrated Backpacking Pasta

Pouch Wars: The Best Dehydrated Backpacking Pasta

Welcome to Pouch Wars, a monthly taste-test of dehydrated backpacking meals. We’ve surveyed the market, [...]
The Best Backpacking Food of 2022

The Best Backpacking Food of 2022

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What’s In My Pack: Pacific Crest Trail Crew Leader

What’s In My Pack: Pacific Crest Trail Crew Leader

I am one of the lucky few who can say they commuted to work with a view of the dramatic Castle Crags ne [...]
How to Backcountry Ski With Your Dog

How to Backcountry Ski With Your Dog

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Build an Ultralight First Aid Kit

Build an Ultralight First Aid Kit

When I was 19 years old, I set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail armed with all the confidence of [...]
The 10 Best Sleeping Pads for Backpackers

The 10 Best Sleeping Pads for Backpackers

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