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Lightweight Backpacking Basics
Marshall Zion Canyon
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Lightweight & Ultralightweight Foundations

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Lightweight Basics
  • Discover the philosophy behind lightweight backpacking and our ultralight video series.
  • Learn important first steps to lightening your pack and increasing your enjoyment.
Ultralight Shelters
  • Master the basics of lightweight shelters and save a huge amount of weight.
  • Analyze the pros & cons of popular ultralight shelter options to see what will best fit your needs.
  • Ultralight shelter recommendations.
Ultralight Backpacks
  • Explore a great place to shave pounds off your base weight and greatly increase comfort.
  • Evaluate key differences between UL packs and traditional packs to determine your backpack preferences.
  • Ultralight backpack recommendations.
Sleeping Systems
  • Learn the best ways to save weight and volume while being prepared for any climate conditions.
  • Examine a wide range of pros & cons for sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and lightweight pillows.
  • Sleeping bag, pad, and pillow recommendations.
Essentials & First Aid
  • Discover the essential items that you should never hit the trail without and learn how to keep them light.
  • Review crucial first aid items and learn how to save money and weight by building your own kit.
 
Ultralight Cooking
  • Evaluate the lightest cooking systems on the market for warm trail meals that won’t break your back.
  • Examine pros & cons of the most popular lightweight cooking systems and see what will work best for you.
  • Cooking stove recommendations.
Trail Food
  • Master the basics of trail nutrition and how to keep your food weight down.
  • Inspect some of the most popular chow choices by long-distance backpackers and ultralighters.
Footwear & Trekking Poles
  • Uncover a surprisingly critical area for huge energy savings and increased comfort on the trail.
  • Research common ultralight footwear choices and explore the pros & cons of trekking poles to see if they might be right for you.
  • Trekking pole recommendations.
Clothing & Raingear
  • Inspect a commonly overlooked area for huge weight and volume savings.
  • Study an ultralight clothing pack list and take a look at raingear options to keep you dry and warm.
  • Clothing and jacket recommendations.
Water Purification
  • Learn the lightest and safest methods for drinking clean water on the trail.
  • Examine the pros & cons of the most common water purification methods used by lightweight hikers.
  • Water purification recommendations