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Backpacker Magazine – August 2009

Ultralight Done Right: Pack This...Not That

Leave this gear on the bedroom floor.

by: Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

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Pack This...Not That
  Weight Saved  
Down Sweater 5 oz. Fleece Jacket
Light Hikers 15 oz. Heavy Boots
Chemical Treatment 8 oz. Water Filter
Aquafina Bottle 4 oz. Lexan Bottle
Down Bag 1 lb. Synthetic Bag
Single-Wall Tent 1 lb. 12 oz. Double-Wall Tent
Tarp 11 oz. Tent
Canister Stove 11 oz. Liquid-Fuel Stove
One Pot 12 oz. Cookset

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Mango
Jun 23, 2010

Yeah! Go RAW Food! Healthier, lighter, and no clean-up! Woohoo!

Zedek
Jun 14, 2010

Trowel? are we leaving "no trace" behind too? Sure, you could use a stick to dig your cat hole (if you really wanted to)...but what about your no trace fire pit?

MrMan
Sep 17, 2009

I never use deodorant when backpacking. All it does is attract bugs. And I like a clean butt, TP weighs next to nothing anyway. iPod shuffle ftw!

Rake
Sep 11, 2009

alcohol free here.

Sparksrick
Sep 10, 2009

Naw, nothing like a wee tipple to finish off a day on the trail. I use an alcohol stove made out of an aluminum pet food can, and fuel it with Everkleer, or Bacardi 151. A dash of food-grade stove fuel in a cup of hot gatorade boosts the electrolytes, warms the tummy and the spirit!!

George
Sep 10, 2009

Hiking without alcohol? Yeah, you could, but why would you? Just substitute whiskey for wine. (Or any other liquor.) Definitely more of a pack this, not that than something any sane person would drop.

MJ
Sep 10, 2009

Wine is #9 on your list? I'm definitely going to lose the wine before my deodorant!

Steve
Sep 10, 2009

Here's funny way to trim down. Look at the stuff and say, "What would Frodo carry?"
OK, Sam carried an iron pot and a pack, but they went light: One set of clothes, no tent, little food, walking staff, no shoes, a cape that served as a sleeping blanket, a sword that doubled as a light, mithril base-layer and one piece of jewelry (which weighed him down and he eventually tossed).

wanderer
Sep 10, 2009

Wine is No. 9? At almost 2 pounds, I think people can stay sober in the back country. After all, I thought alcohol was an escape when you can't leave the city.

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