Sleep System Redo

Blanket Statement After much deliberation I have decided to remove my down blanket from my sleeping system. It all started during my first gear packing test when I discovered that the second heaviest item in my kit was my blanket. Even though it was down-filled and not terribly big, it still weighed in at a … Continue reading Sleep System Redo

Weight Loss

Backpackers (especially thru-hikers) are constantly in search of ways to lighten their load. When I did my initial gear weigh-in, my base weight was just under 20 pounds. Once I add in a full water bottle and the clothing I'd be wearing, the total comes to about 25 pounds. Gear This guy says he got … Continue reading Weight Loss