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Ultralight Survival Kit by Justin Lichter

Ultralight Survival Guide by Justin Lichter

Justin Lichter aka “Trauma” has published a book called the Ultralight Survival Kit which explains how to shave all of the just-in-case items that many backpackers needlessly carry on hiking trips. Geared mainly towards triple crown aspirants, thru-hikers, and secton-hikers, it contains all of the tip-and-tricks that seasoned backpackers use …

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Leading Backpacking Trips

Hiking on Vermonts Long Trail with the Appalachian Mountain Club

It’s official. I’m going to be co-leading backpacking trips with the NY/NJ Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club staring in late September. My first trip will be a moderate, 3 day/2 night trip in the Western Catskills, so register if you want to come along.  I’ll be assisting my old …

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Comfortable Backpacking

    The Comfort Continuum Last month, I ran a series of articles written by section hiker readers about their gear choices and how they’ve evolved over time. I’ve received very positive feedback from many of you about those posts. On a more personal note, I was gratified to see …

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