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Ultralight 101

Ultralight Backpacking Tent Footprint Substitutions

How Much Does Your Tent Footprint Weigh?

Over fifty percent of backpackers use a manufacturer’s tent footprint under their tent on overnight backpacking trips. They do this to protect the bottom of their tents from sharp rocks and sand that can rip or puncture their tent floors, improve their floor’s water resistance, or to keep their tent clean and mud …

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How to Choose an Ultralight Tent or Shelter

Floorless UL Shelters are undesirable if you need to camp out a lot on dished out packed earth tent pads the flood when it rains.

A lot of SectionHiker readers contact me asking for advice about which ultralight shelter they should buy. These purchases are always driven by weight reduction desires, but often in the absence of any considerations about the environmental conditions they need the tents or shelters to perform in, interior size, comfort, …

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