Category Archives: Lightweight Backpacking

A quick overnight campout with the guys

We have been wanting to do something like at least a quick overnight campout for some time.  Coordinating schedules amongst even a small group of guys is challenging.  We figured out the date though and we had a spectacular overnight campout. Two … Continue reading

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Eat the Heavy Foods First

Eat heavy foods first to lighten load for rest of the trip. When someone says “eat the heavy stuff first to lighten the load,” you think it’s obvious. And if you buy a cheap dehydrator (think less than $50 at … Continue reading

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Experiences with a Tyvek Bivy Sack

Tyvek seems like a terrific material to make a lightweight bivy sack. We thought that Tyvek would be awesome for making our own bivy sacks. It seems like the ideal material: lightweight, strong, waterproof, and breathable. So, we decided to … Continue reading

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Ultralight Camping Hammocks

A couple of years ago, I was worried about the mental well-being of one of my regular camping buddies. It seemed like he had started going a little crazy. He kept talking about ultralight camping hammocks as the next big … Continue reading

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Backpacking Gear List: Post-Hike Review

One of my friends reviewed his backpacking gear list from a recent adventure…here’s what he thought. Here’s what the man says… I just did an inventory of the items that I didn’t need to bring and it comes out to a … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Go Ultralight Backpacking

Here are a few quick tips and tricks to take you from lightweight down to the next level: ultralight backpacking. Weight is everything Buy a 5-pound-capacity postal scale and write down the weight of every single item you plan to … Continue reading

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Your camping checklist Excel spreadsheet

Way back in the dark ages, in the time before the iPhone, in the time before the Interwebs, we had to make do with old technology.  As time passed and technology has evolved so have our options for handling information.  This … Continue reading

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Crocs: Trail shoes for the backcountry

When you are choosing hiking shoes for your backpacking adventure there is well over a gazillion choices.  It’s important to have a solid, supportive pair of shoes for most of your walking.  Depending on how much weight you carry you might … Continue reading

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Complete Backpacking Checklist

Our comprehensive backpacking checklist is your guide to packing smart and remembering to pack everything you need to bring.  Of course, we think our app is a very useful tool to help manage you packing.  Hopefully you will find our gear … Continue reading

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The Backpacker Checklist

Backpacking is awesome! It’s a terrific way to re-acquaint yourself with Nature, spend some time with some friends and, maybe, even get a little exercise. Plus, some of us just love all the cool gear we are able to justify … Continue reading

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