I’d like to address what I do in each of these areas at some point in the future, but for now, I want to expand on why I believe a lean body weight – in addition to carrying less weight in your pack – is really important for a backpacking lifestyle.
Tips & Tricks
Short articles targeting unique and/or innovative solutions to backcountry problems.
Crossing rivers “ultralight style” – that’s when you simply walk through the water wearing your hiking shoes and keep walking on the trail once you get to the other side.
Various techniques for keeping fuel warm during canister stove operation are described, in order to optimize fuel vaporization.
Chris Smead, who produces Backpackinglight.com’s “According to Chris” video series, goes through his ultralight video gear.
Limiting the number of decisions, and keeping all your gear in one area are the major steps to simplifying your short backpacking trips.
The 60-Second Backpacker is a video series that provides bite-sized shorts about equipment, techniques, and philosophy of ultralight backpacking.
Our National Parks are awe-inspiring places of beauty. Often the backcountry permitting can be a challenge. Don’t let that stop you. Here are some tips to face the process with ease.
Cooking in a tent has revolved around a stigma of gear destruction and personal harm. Cooking in a tent is not that dangerous and being responsible and aware of the hazards allows for safe cooking in a tent.
Single serving packages can simplify shopping, packaging, and preparation of meals.
If you’re a fan of fry-baked meals in the backcountry, and you are reading this article, it’s not likely you’re one who gets real excited about carrying the two-pound classic Banks’ Fry Bake. Here are some options for lighter gear and techniques for fry-baking as a solo traveler, or in smaller groups.