Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hiking Gear List

This lightweight thru-hiking gear list includes everything you will need to thru-hike the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and other long-distance hiking trails…

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Five Day Lightweight Backpacking Meal Plan

Five Day Lightweight Backpacking Meal Plan

Here is a complete 5-day meal plan similar to what I eat on my hikes. This plan provides 3,500+ cals from 2 lbs of food per day…

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My Ultralight Backpacking Gear List

My Ultralight Backpacking Gear List

I’ve made some changes to my ultralight backpacking gear list for the upcoming hiking season. Here is what I will be packing this year…

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Top 5 Lightweight Backpacks For Thru-Hiking And Multi-Day Hikes

Top 5 Lightweight Backpacks For Thru-Hiking And Multi-Day Hikes

Planning a long hike and looking for the right backpack? Here are five lightweight backpacks that are ideal for long-distance backpacking and thru-hiking…

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10 Ultralight Backpacking Foods

10 Ultralight Backpacking Foods

Here are 10 backpacking foods you can find in stores everywhere that provide more than 100 calories per ounce, making them great for ultralight backpacking.

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The Best Hiking Shoes For Lightweight Backpacking

The Best Hiking Shoes For Lightweight Backpacking

Planning a long hike and looking for a good pair of shoes? Here are five popular hiking shoes that are perfect for lightweight backpacking and hiking…

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5 Lightweight Backpacking Dinner Recipes

5 Lightweight Backpacking Dinner Recipes

Planning a long hike and need some meal ideas? Here are five of my favorite backpacking dinner recipes for thru-hiking and overnight backpacking trips…

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My 2 lb Ultralight Backpacking Clothing System

My 2 lb Ultralight Backpacking Clothing System

I’ve used this clothing system in daytime temps ranging from 100+ degrees down to 15 degrees (including cold rain and snow) – and it weighs just 2 lbs

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The Ultimate Guide To Lightweight Backpacking Tents And Shelters

The Ultimate Guide To Lightweight Backpacking Tents And Shelters

Looking for a new lightweight backpacking tent or shelter? Here is a list of every backpacking shelter I could find (120+ so far) that weighs under 3 pounds, including: tents, tarptents, tarps, hammocks and bivys…

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“The Big 3″ Most Important Backpacking Gear Items

“The Big 3″ Most Important Backpacking Gear Items

Backpackers spend a lot of time, money and effort trimming ounces from their backpacking gear in the quest to lighten their load. But, in my opinion a lot of the time it’s wasted effort. If you want to significantly reduce your pack weight concentrate on these three items…

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Ultralight Backpacking Stove Guide

Ultralight Backpacking Stove Guide

There are lots of options when it comes to choosing a lightweight backpacking stove: alcohol stoves, canister stoves, wood stoves, solid fuel stoves and cooking on a campfire. Here are some of the pros and cons of each.

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7 Ways To Eliminate Foot Pain While Hiking

7 Ways To Eliminate Foot Pain While Hiking

It’s hard to enjoy the great outdoors when your feet hurt. Here are a some tips and tricks for eliminating foot pain and keeping your feet happy and healthy on your next backpacking trip…

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How To Pack A Lightweight Backpack

How To Pack A Lightweight Backpack

With lightweight packs the way you organize your gear affects comfort as much as what you carry. There are many ways to pack a backpack. Here’s how I pack mine…

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