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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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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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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“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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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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How To Train For A Long Distance Hike

How To Train For A Long Distance Hike

Planning a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail or other long backpacking trip? Here are some tips for getting in shape before your big hike…

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