Ultralight Backpacking

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What is ultralight backpacking and an ultralight backpacking gear list breakdown. 8.5 pound full comfort base weight and a 9.5 pound consumables for thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail or Continental Divide Trail. Tent, sleeping bag, everything reviewed. #ultralight #backpacking #ultralightgear

8.5 lb Ultralight Backpacking Gear List for Thru-Hiking

What is ultralight backpacking and an ultralight backpacking gear list breakdown. 8.5 pound full comfort base weight and a 9.5 pound consumables for thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail or Continental Divide Trail. Tent, sleeping bag, everything reviewed. #ultralight #backpacking #ultralightgear

Nine skills that will allow you to go lighter

Nine skills that will allow you to go lighter - Andrew Skurka

Two years ago my younger sister and her boyfriend went on their first backpacking trip together—a weekend-long summer outing in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Based on our shared genealogy, she apparently assumed she’d been blessed with comparable backpacking wisdom as her older brother, so she borrowed some equipment I’d left in my parent’s basement and…

107 things I learned while hiking 1,833.3 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail - Matador Network

107 things I learned while hiking 1,833.3 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

If you hike long enough with someone, you will eventually be able to track their footprints.

10 training tips for hikers and endurance athletes over 40. This blog post shows you how to adjust your workout routine and get in the best shape of your life at any age. #hiking #fitness #training #missadventurepants

Fitness Over 40: Training Tips for Hikers and Endurance Athletes — Miss Adventure Pants

10 training tips for hikers and endurance athletes over 40. This blog post shows you how to adjust your workout routine and get in the best shape of your life at any age. #hiking #fitness #training #missadventurepants

Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips | GearJunkie

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect.

For backpackers who want a little less weight to haul around, here are tested tips for reducing pack weight without spending a ton of money or leaving important things behind. #backpacking #hiking #backpackinggear

Lightweight Backpacking: Practical Tips for Comfort & Speed | Exploring Wild

Say goodbye to sore shoulders and cranky knees. These lightweight backpacking tips will cut pounds from your pack weight so you can hike farther, faster, or just more comfortably.

Lightweight Backpacking for Couples - Excellent article from Backpacking Light

Lightweight Backpacking for Couples - Backpacking Light

Introduction Most of us do not venture into the backcountry alone. Sharing the outdoors with another person heightens our outdoor experience. That person can be a good friend, parent, brother, sister, or our children. Going into the wilderness with a partner (that special and intimate friend) may be the ultimate expression of togetherness. This article […]

Before starting any prepper fitness routine, you need to establish what your goals are.  I like how Richard Broome talks about a “baseline” of prepper fitness requirements.  Much like with the CrossFit Games, he thinks that we should define specific challenges that all preppers should be able to do.Here are some prepper baselines from Broome as well as some ones that I added. #survival #fitness #shtf

The 10 Prepper Fitness Skills and How to Master Them

Before starting any prepper fitness routine, you need to establish what your goals are. I like how Richard Broome talks about a “baseline” of prepper fitness requirements. Much like with the CrossFit Games, he thinks that we should define specific challenges that all preppers should be able to do.Here are some prepper baselines from Broome as well as some ones that I added. #survival #fitness #shtf

Fanny packs are 100% for hikers. Need convincing? Give it a read!

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A Backpackers' Guide to Making Every Ounce Count

Written by an avid outdoorsman with years of experience on how to pack for short and long excursion, minimizing the weight and volume of his loads. This handy guide offers tips to minimize the weight by doing things as cutting the labels off your clothing, reducing the size of the toothbrush handles, choosing the lightest backpacks, tents, and sleeping bag. Minimum gadgets, no unnecessary tools and/or objects. Go ultralight.

A Backpackers' Guide to Making Every Ounce Count

Written by an avid outdoorsman with years of experience on how to pack for short and long excursion, minimizing the weight and volume of his loads. This handy guide offers tips to minimize the weight by doing things as cutting the labels off your clothing, reducing the size of the toothbrush handles, choosing the lightest backpacks, tents, and sleeping bag. Minimum gadgets, no unnecessary tools and/or objects. Go ultralight.

13 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents for Thru-Hiking - Greenbelly Meals

14 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents [2021 Gear Guide]

Gear guide to the best ultralight backpacking tents. Ultralight 1 person, 2 person, nylon, cuben fiber, dyneema, freestanding and non-freestanding tents tested by Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers. Your backpacking tent is one of the biggest items in your pack and a big opportunity to save weight.

Big Three Ultralight Backpacking Makeovers - Section Hikers Backpacking Blog

When it comes to gear list weight reduction for lightweight and ultralight backpacking, the biggest gains come from lightening the big three, including

SkyAir ULT

SkyAir ULT is a sil/sil tarp tent large enough for two men and gear that only weighs 8 oz. The poleless design is pitched with a trekking pole in the front and back and stakes around the side. For early season use, you will be hard pressed to find a lighter weight shelter. For bug season use, add the SkyAir Mesh Insert, Footprint, and Front Vestibule to protect you and your gear from the elements. The versatility the SkyAir provides is unlike anything else you will find in a tarp tent and is…

Best Hiking gear list for all your treks 2019

Ultralight backpacking gear list for thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail. Refined list of cottage industry and traditional backpacking gear companies.

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