Episode 26 | Load Hauling
Apr 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm #3642436Backpacking LightAdmin
@backpackinglightLocale: Rocky Mountains
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Ryan and Andrew talk load hauling – how to go light when you have to pack heavy. Featuring an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.Apr 22, 2020 at 10:42 am #3642540Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Like heavy photographic gear, hunting gear is a fair amount of added weight. A scoped rifle plus butchering gear adds weight not normally carried. For me it will mean the difference between carrying my Tarptent Notch Li Dyneema solo tent or my Moment DW silnylon solo tent. The Moment DW tent, which weighs over a pound more, goes only if I feel there will be a good chance of snow.
TARPS-> I began my backpacking with a very tight budget (new teacher with a young family). So only tarps were within my budget for a decade. By the end of that decade I became proficient using tarps but also I’d had it with tarps.
My take is that a small footprint solo tent is (1.) at least as light as a tarp and net inner, is (2.)very fast to set up and (3.)totally bug and creepy-crawly proof. The caveat is that you must choose from many solo designs and find one that really fits you and the climate(s) in which you will usually be camping. And don’t overlook a few of the excellent UL 2 person designs made with diaphanous materials if you need more room or go with a “significant other”.
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