If you’re looking for a sleeping bag that can keep you safe and comfortable in extreme temperatures, I have some advice.
There’s many reasons why I love to work from a tripod, so I don’t like to leave one behind when I’m hiking. I had a pretty good solution in place, but I’ve recently upgraded it to something even more awesome, and much lighter!
The mission to lighten my backpacking load continues, so that I can carry more camera gear instead. This time I’ve been trying out an ultralight quilt instead of a sleeping bag.
The Fly Creek HV UL2 is a 2-person ultralight backpacking tent that will help to lighten my overnight load and make it easier to carry my required camera gear.
These can be convenient accessories, but do you really need them? It’s possible that these days you don’t, and in my quest for a lighter kit I think they might have to go. Here’s why…
A stove is a common necessity on the trail, but not all stoves are built equally. If you really want to lighten your load, this is an area for weight savings and decreased volume. I tested out the MSR PocketRocket 2 stove and you can find my thoughts on it here.
In my quest for a lighter pack, this is easily one of the cheapest and most noticeable changes I made to my usual backpacking kit. Click through to find out why these things are so awesome!
Ok, some of you are going to think I’m crazy by doing this, and some of you are going to think this is definitely taking things too far, but bear with me…
You might be carrying way more weight than you need to if you haven’t paid much attention to the type of rain cover you’re using no your backpack. I was pretty shocked at the weight differences when I put these things on the scales!