Thursday, September 3, 2009

How ultralight backpacking Home

How ultralight backpacking Home Want to run the ridge, just to see what is it? Want to take your backpack easily fourteener's, so you can go any route you choose? Want to feel good at the end of twenty miles a day? And 'now your liighten backpacking load.Ultralight - the first 3 Steps1. Buy a light backpack. Mine weighs 14 ounces, and I used to travel a week. Do not go more than two pounds.2. Buy a light sleeping bag. I stay in my warm 17-oz bag for freezing. It should not be more than three pounds.3. Buying a home birth. My tarp weighs just 16 ounces with all channels, but if you prefer a tent, keep it to three pounds.The "big three" are above where you save the most weight. After them, carefully examine each item. Do you need this? What happens if I put it? There are lighter alteatives? After reducing the weight, you can always add a new luxury or two. But then, ultralight backpacking is a luxury itself.Money helps reduce weight. The lightest of gear can be expensive. If you do not have much money, well ... rain jackets decent cost of the major sixth, and weigh almost the same thing. Many options.Leaing Ultralight TechniquesKnowledge lets you use a tarp instead of a tent, one liter of water (depending on location) to fill in any stream, and to eat a belly full of berries, fruit instead of . Read, lea, and practice was light backpack safe.In And in the meantime, walk a couple of times a week on uneven ground (not on the sidewalk). This strengthens the ankles. I love hiking shoes instead of clunky boots, and you can do this if your ankles are ready.Problems Of Ultralight BackpackingThere to consider are the limitations with lighter backpacks. Some techniques require practice, for example. Lea how to mount the tent, or you'll wet. Keep your sleeping bag dry, or cold. Do not try to take thirty-five pounds in its new ultra-light backpack, bringing art to the next point.Ultralight can be fragile. My 14-oz waterproof / breathable rainsuit, for example, is not as complicated as an expensive, heavy nylon / Gortex one. However, I have used for ten years, from Michigan to the forests of Ecuador glaciers. A $ 50, compared with $ 300 for the high-tech rainsuits, since I can replace a couple of times in my life, and still save money and weight.Bottom line: Problems with ultralight backpacking are small compared to the benefits. Become an ultralight Backpacker and not retu to the traditional routine and struggle suffering.Steve Gillman is a long time Backpacker, and advocate of lightweight backpack. His advice and stories can be found in

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