Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2016 Update)

Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2016 Update)

I’ve made some changes to my backpacking gear list for the 2016 hiking season. Here is what I will be packing on my hikes this year…

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Erik the Black’s Backpacking Clothing System (2016 Update)

Erik the Black’s Backpacking Clothing System (2016 Update)

I’ve made some changes to my backpacking clothing system for the 2016 hiking season. Here is what I will be wearing on the trail this year…

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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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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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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 Lightweight Backpacks For Thru-Hiking And Multi-Day Hikes

The Best 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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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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Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2013 Update)

Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2013 Update)

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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