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Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips | GearJunkie

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect.

Best Backpacking GPS: Large screen smartphones (iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy s6/s7) out-perform conventional GPS units in almost every way. This post contains tons of tips/instructions on how to best use your smartphone as a backpacking GPS, including up to 10 days of battery life in the field without re-charging.

GAIA GPS the Best Hiking GPS and How to Use It

Smartphones like an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy outperform a conventional GPS in almost every way. Learn to use your smartphone as the best backpacking GPS.

My stove system for solo backpacking trips in the shoulder seasons, when I'm willing to carry a few extra ounces so that I can quickly heat up large amounts of water. With a larger pot and an additional eating container, mug, and utensil, this system would be suitable for couples, too.

Gear List || Fast & light backpacking stove for soloists & couples

If I’m backpacking solo or with one other person, and if I prioritize boil times over weight, I use this upright canister stove system.

Vecto Water Container

Vectos and Gravity Systems

Filling and carrying water in the backcountry is easier with the Vecto: a soft, lightweight collapsible water container. (Also known as a water bladder or bag.)

Zpacks Ultralight Backpacking Gear - Rain Kilt

DCF Rain Kilt

Zpacks Offers the Best Lightweight Backpacking Gear: Dyneema Composite Fabric Ultralight Vertice Rain Kilt Skirt

guide pose

Secrets of the Guides: 38 Tips From Outdoor Pros

Learn the secrets that turn hikers into guides and guides into heroes with these hiking and climbing tips from professional wilderness guides.

Hiking Blogs Best 100 List. Find Hiking Gear blogs, Modern Hiker Blogs, Mountain Hiking Blogs and much more. Explore popular hiking trails around the world including the appalachian trail, himalaya trail and many more.

Hiking Blogs Best 100 List. Find Hiking Gear blogs, Modern Hiker Blogs, Mountain Hiking Blogs and much more. Explore popular hiking trails around the world including the appalachian trail, himalaya trail and many more.

How to Train in the City to Prepare for the Mountains

Get fit for your next adventure even while you're stuck in town with these tips to train in the city.

The G-Works Gas Saver lets you transfer the contents of one gas canister to another

G-Works Gas Saver: Canister Fuel Transfer Adapter Review - Section Hikers Backpacking Blog

The G-Works Gas Saver is a isobutane canister adapter that lets you transfer the gas from one canister to another so you can empty canisters.

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goTele: Off-Grid Tracking Device For Any Adventure

Real-time tracker with SOS button| Built-in GPS|30 users' tracks and paths s | Check out 'goTele: Off-Grid Tracking Device For Any Adventure' on Indiegogo.

The Best Everyday Flashlight Yet

We Found the World's Best Flashlight

Foursevens’ new Mini MkII is smaller than a chapstick, yet pumps out over 1,000 lumens. And it only costs $40.

AquaClip | Zpacks | Backpack Water Bottle Holder

Aquaclip Kit

Zpacks Offers the Best Lightweight Backpacking Gear: The Ultralight AquaClip attaches a standard water bottle to your backpack's shoulder strap or belt. It will fit any bottle with a standard size neck.

G-Works Gas Saver Plus, which has an air release valve to maximize available canister space for fuel

Nifty: Refill & transfer fuel between canisters with G-works Gas Saver

Have a box of used stove fuel canisters, too depleted for a full trip? Wish you could pack "just enough" fuel? A solution: G-Works Gas Saver.

Hammock Camping Outfitters

The Quest

Description Lead Time: Orders placed on or after 10/27/20 will ship in approximately 1 week. Important Note: Once custom orders are in production, all order changes including cancellations are subject to a 10% restocking fee. No exceptions. Lightweight and durable with minimal stretch, our silicone impregnated ripstop polyester fabric 1.1 oz / yd² (20D) will keep you out of the elements. This durable hex tarp system is both water and windproof, and resists the retention of…

Make miles, not excuses this year. These 10 exercises will help you get in shape for hiking no matter where your adventures lead you.

How to Get in Shape and Train for Hiking

Hiking isn’t just walking in the woods. It requires strength and balance. Here’s how to get ready for trekking, from easy day hikes to the longest thru-hikes in the world.

3 Leg Exercises to Jumpstart Your Hiking Season - Backpacker

3 Leg Exercises to Jumpstart Your Hiking Season

Strengthen your legs for early-season hikes, which often involve postholing in lingering snow up high and crossing run-off swollen rivers down low.