Lightweight backpacking gear has a special significance for seniors: it can help us continue backpacking perhaps well past any so-called "logical time" to stop. With the adoption of the ultralight concept and philosophy espoused by Ray Jardine, Ryel Kestenbaum and other backpackers, seniors can enjoy backpacking well beyond the usual time to give our gear to the grand kids. To say my encounter with this approach was a revelation would not be putting it too strongly!
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