Straight from the backpackers, we’ve gathered some information on what they wanted in the way of equipment advice. Topping the list were tips of buying, and maintaining gear and recommendations for making your load less burdensome.
Here are a few of the techniques and products that worked for some of them.
- Set a goal weight in your bag, then be ruthless in your pursuit of the number. every above-goal allowance you accept is a ball bearing on the slippery slope of pack heft. Get a scale. Layout the gear and clothing from your last few trips. Leave behind anything you haven’t used, then dump what you don’t need.
- Eat less on the trail. A minimalist menu weighs less and it will help you shed that belly flab and re-acquaint your body with the animal pleasure of an authentic deep down hunger...