June 13, 2019

Ultralight backpacking

Is backpacking anything but ultralight backpacking? I don't think so. Even though I talk a lot about "ultralight" backpacking, you will find that in truth I have only reached what people call "lightweight".

You don't need to reach some arbitrary base weight. Nobody is going to give you a prize if you do. Reducing your pack weight will definitely help you enjoy your time in the outdoors more and will help you accomplish more of what you want to do in the backcountry.

A proper mindset is probably more important than anything else, and that is most of what this section deals with.

Have any comments? Questions? Drop me a line!

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