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Lightweight Backpacking Tips

Lightweight Backpacking: The Big Three

Six Moon Designs Luna Solo on The Long Trail, 2008

The three heaviest items in your backpacking are your backpack, sleeping bag+pad, and shelter, often called the Big 3. If you can drop their combined weight under 9 pounds by replacing them with lighter weight alternatives, you can quickly reduce your backpacking gear weight. The Big Three: Tent, Sleeping Bag+Pad, Backpack …

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Eliminating Non-Essentials

Ultralight Dispensing Bottles

This article’s focus is on helping you further reduce your pack weight by eliminating non-essential items including extra clothing or extra supplies that might be a convenience, but that you really don’t need to bring with you. This phase will require some more real world experimentation because you’ll probably need …

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