Category Archives: Beginner Series

Aluminum lighter than Titanium – i.e. Imusa Aluminum Mug vs Snow Peak 700 Trek in Titanium?

In my seemingly never-ending quest to lighten my pack I continually look for ways to cut weight.  Excluding food and water I’m down in the low 20’s for MY winter hiking/backpacking – which is a vast improvement, but I’m aiming for sub 15 … Continue reading

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Testing New Material for UnderQuilt Protector

One of the Internet forums I visit on a regular basis relates to all kind of hammock camping questions.  If you are considering trying out or purchasing a hammock, I highly suggest you visit http://www.hammockforums.net  as soon as possible.  Also, if … Continue reading

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What to pack or bring when backpacking and hiking

“What do you take” or “What should I take when going camping?” This is often the question first asked. Like most hobbies, you really don’t have to spend much to get started – or you can spend a fortune – … Continue reading

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Keys to going “lightweight”

First, we need to cover a couple of definitions.  These are my opinion and are flexible.  All the weights listed below are everything you carry except food and water for single night to multi night trips for spring, summer, and fall.  … Continue reading

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