Dramatically reducing your backpacking base weight (everything you carry other than fuel, food and water) is complicated. After 3 years, I was happy with my result. But there are a lot of elements and explaining it to folks was difficult.
Then last summer a friend of mine decided to create a backpacking course for our local outdoor club. I offered to help and do a “show and tell” about ultralight backpacking. The course made its first appearance this spring.
But there was no way I could really cover the topic in a 20 minute talk. Students would want to know details. As an alternative to creating a massive handout, I thought the blog format might a good way to add more information. My wife had started one recently and my son has a well used business related blog. Clearly it was my turn.
So here it is. The first 10 posts or so cover my basic equipment make over. Feel free to browse, but you might want to start from the beginning. Go to “Losing 10 lbs. in 3 seasons” and follow the posts from there. Let me know what you think. If there are topics you would like to see addressed, send me an e-mail and I will see what I can do. If you like what you see, tell your friends about it too.
Having seen your tiny kit in use on our recent climb of Redstone Peak at Mt. Rainier National Park, I’m looking forward to reading your blog and stealing your ideas!