Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2016)

Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2016)

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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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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Ultimate Gear Guide #1: Lightweight Backpacks

Ultimate Gear Guide #1: Lightweight Backpacks

Here’s a list of every lightweight backpack I know of (175+) with pics, specs and other info. Find the perfect backpack for your next hiking adventure.

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Ultimate Gear Guide #2: Backpacking Shelters

Ultimate Gear Guide #2: Backpacking Shelters

Here’s a list of every lightweight backpacking shelter I know of (165+) with pics, specs and other info. Find the perfect shelter for your next hiking adventure.

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Ultimate Gear Guide #3: Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Ultimate Gear Guide #3: Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Here’s a list of every lightweight sleeping bag I know of (300+) with pics, specs and other info. Find the perfect sleeping bag for your next hiking adventure.

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Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2013)

Erik the Black’s Backpacking Gear List (2013)

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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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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My Lightweight Backpacking Clothing System

My Lightweight Backpacking Clothing System

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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Directory of “Cottage Industry” Backpacking Gear Companies

Directory of “Cottage Industry” Backpacking Gear Companies

Some of the best and most innovative ultralight backpacking gear is made by small, hiker-owned businesses who design, manufacture and sell gear directly to fellow hikers…

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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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