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

Erik the Black’s Ultralight 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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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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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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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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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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Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Sample 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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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 high calorie backpacking dinner recipes.

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Download: Backpacking Gear Planner 2.0

Download: Backpacking Gear Planner 2.0

Here is the new version of my Free Backpacking Gear Planner Spreadsheet. This tool helps you quickly and easily design a backpacking gear list in just minutes.

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