In 2012, I participated in lightweight backpacking seminar for boy scouts that was hosted by the Capitol Area Council in Austin, Texas. The event was organized by my dear friend, scout and lightweight backpacker Alan Graham, and featured a number of scout masters, eagle scouts, myself (venturing), and demonstrations by our friends at Gossamer Gear.
Alan had all of the talks videoed and edited together in this wonderful series, which is freely available on YouTube.
If you’re interested in lightening your gear weight for overnight trips, and doing it economically, I recommend that you watch some of these videos. It doesn’t matter if you’re into scouting or not, they’re applicable to anyone who wants to reduce their gear weight to 20 pounds or less (down from 40 pounds or more).
Links to the Videos on You Tube: