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10 cheap ways to drop your hiking carry weight

10 cheap ways to drop your hiking carry weight

Ultralight hiking gear isn’t cheap and you can spend thousands before reaching the holy grail of a sub-7kg ultralight base weight but there are a number of things that you can do to lower your carry weight without breaking the bank. Here are some of my top tips to save weight! 1. Ditch the stuff sacks Cost: free | Weight Saving: 150g + When you are out on the trail your kit is either all in your bag together and…

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Wild camping – Uldale Head, Yorkshire Dales

Wild camping – Uldale Head, Yorkshire Dales

Location: Tebay, on the border of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks. Elevation: 530m I often look out for 2 things when researching wild camping spots – easy access to the M6 motorway and great night photography opportunities. This wild camping spot has both of these qualities and has the added benefit of being situated in a quiet area of the eastern fells/western Yorkshire Dales. Parking is easy and less than a mile from the motorway and the…

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Wild Camping – Pillar, Lake District

Wild Camping – Pillar, Lake District

If you looking for a great 360 degree panoramic view of the lakes district and over towards the Irish sea then you will struggle to beat the summit of Pillar. This quiet and awkward to reach fell offers the rare opportunity to camp completely alone on the top of a high fell. With most of the other fells you often have to share camping locations with 2 or more tents, even in the depths of winter. There’s no water on…

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Wild Camping: Wolf Crag, Haweswater Reservoir

Wild Camping: Wolf Crag, Haweswater Reservoir

Location : Wolf Crag, overlooking Haweswater Reservoir Elevation: 490m I discovered this beautiful wild camping spot while out on a day hike from Haweswater. This area of the lake district is far less crowded that most parts, largely due to it’s remote location and because it’s a dead end road within only one building on the whole reservoir. That being said it’s a great location because it’s only 30 minutes from the m6 the climb only takes about 60 minutes…

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Wild Camping: Whernside, Yorkshire Dales

Wild Camping: Whernside, Yorkshire Dales

Location : Ramtree Moss , Whernside, Yorkshire Dales This is one of my favourite last-minute camp locations that I only really use when I’m confident its going to be a clear free evening. It’s a great location in either summer or winter, though be careful driving up to the start point if there is ice/snow on the roads as road up often isn’t gritted. The hike up is short and sweet, the location offers excellent panoramic views and it’s far…

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Create your own MRE English Breakfast camping meals using Mylar Bags

Create your own MRE English Breakfast camping meals using Mylar Bags

Introduction When you are out on an expedition camping, there is nothing better than a full English breakfast to set you up for the day. It’s loaded with carbs to power you up the hills and tastes awesome…but.. It takes ages to cook It’s difficult to transport It’s a nightmare to clean up(especially if you are wild camping) The solution – make your own boil in the bag English breakfast. It’s cheaper and tastier than the premade ones, and you…

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