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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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