Tag Archives: light weight backpacking

Are You A Camper Or A Hiker?

Andrew Skurka has written The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide “from the perspective of an unapologetic Ultimate Hiker” which he defines as a “backpacker who simply loves to walk.” And while he has written this book to be targeted at hikers … Continue reading

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Smart. Light. Cheap.

Going lighter is not just about lightening up the bigger items in my pack (or the pack itself), but also the small things. Of course the weight savings from the small items will not be as sexy, or as much … Continue reading

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My New ULA Circuit

As noted in a previous post, I am in the process of going lighter with my gear. At this point I have lightened my load considerably from when I first started out by changing out gear for lighter and smaller … Continue reading

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I Am Going Lighter…

Even though the idea of backpacking was planted in my mind almost 2 years ago, I didn’t get to go on my first real trip until September of last year (had to buy some gear first). On that trip my … Continue reading

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