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How to Reduce Your Backpacking Water Weight

How to Reduce Your Backpacking Water Weight

Water is heavy and at 2.2 lbs per liter, it’s probably the heaviest thing you carry in your backpack. Despite this, many hikers and backpackers still carry much more water than they need when hiking or backpacking. That’s wasted effort if you …

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Colin Fletcher’s Gear List: Then and Now

Fletcher’s basic gear list.

Colin Fletcher is widely recognized as the father of modern backpacking. The co-author of The Complete Walker Volume 4, last published in 2002, he helped popularize the use of gear lists and gear weights to organize and reduce the weight of backpacking …

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Backpacking and Fly Fishing the Dry River

Backpacking and Fishing the Dry River

The Dry River is one of the wildest parts of the White Mountain National Forest, located below Mt Washington in the Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness Area. The most direct way to access it is by following the Dry River Trail, which runs …

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