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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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Lightweight dehydrated food for hiking

Lightweight dehydrated food for hiking

What’s the problem with boil in the bag meals? Boil in the bag meals, such as those by wayfarer are an excellent choice for wild camping and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. Simple to carry, cook and eat, they take away much of the hassle associated with camp cooking. However on multi-day hikes and pack-rafting adventures, such as our recent Pennine Way and Great Glen Canoe Trail adventures, the weight adds up to the point where dehydrated rations are needed. Wet…

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