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I leave tomorrow for a multi-week 400-mile jaunt in northern Minnesota carrying only 16 pounds of gear. I've agonized over the lightest gear that I hope will still keep me safe in temperatures expected to be 5 F on average. Here, I share my concerns, rationale, and gear list for this trip.


  • Introduction
  • About the Trip
    • The Route
    • Resupplying and Town Stops
    • Pace
  • Gear
    • Clothing
    • Footwear
    • Handwear
    • Pack
    • Shelter
    • Sleep System
    • Kitchen
  • Food
  • Parting Thoughts
  • Gear List
    • Gear List: Northern Minnesota Backpacking Trip in January
    • Weight Summary for Northern Minnesota Backpacking Trip in January
  • About the Author

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