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Quite often one of the weights in your pack that can sneak upwards into the ‘ouch’ range of heaviness is your food for a trip. Depending on your personal philosophy and bank balance, you can fight that weight by buying … Continue reading
The contents of my survival/first aid kit are very limited. I’m happy to acknowledge that I’d never recommend anyone took as little gear in this category as I do! So you’ve been warned – any attempt to justify your shortcomings … Continue reading
The great thing about hiking in general – and ultralight hiking in particular – is that’s a very low-impact sport. You’re not moving fast, you’re not carrying huge weights, you’re just walking. The average hiker will manage to maintain about … Continue reading
Ultralight Hiking – What? Why? How? These are the three first questions anyone asks me when I say I’m an ultralight hiker! It’s a rapidly growing trend but there are still plenty of people who’ve never heard of it, so … Continue reading