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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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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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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“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 Hike 15 to 30 Miles A Day (With Example Itineraries)

How To Hike 15 to 30 Miles A Day (With Example Itineraries)

Are you planning a long hike that will require you to hike 15, 20 or 30 miles every day? Here are some tips (and example itineraries) for hiking long distances.

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5 Lightweight Backpacking “Luxury Items” That Can Make Hiking More Fun

5 Lightweight Backpacking “Luxury Items” That Can Make Hiking More Fun

Lightweight backpacking isn’t all about counting grams and ounces and becoming a slave to the scale. It’s also about freeing up space in your pack for things that can make hiking more fun!

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