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Ultralight Backpacking

9 Essential Ultralight Backpacking Skills

9 Essential Ultralight Backpacking Skills

Ultralight backpacking requires an extreme form of self-reliance where backpackers compensate for bringing less gear by having more advanced backcountry skills. While many other backpackers and day hikers have these same skills, “going ultralight,” or the less extreme “lightweight” is more committing, since ultralight backpackers carry less navigational, comfort, and convenience items in their packs. …

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What is a Tarp Tent?

Tarptent Rainbow

A tarp tent is a single walled tent that has walls, bug netting, a floor, and often a vestibule like a double-walled camping tent, but which is significantly lighter weight because it combines the rain fly and inner tent into a single wall instead of two different layers. As an …

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