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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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Aricxi 20D Sil-nylon Ultralight 2 person Trekking Pole Tent Review

Aricxi 20D Sil-nylon Ultralight 2 person Trekking Pole Tent Review

Price £80 – £100 Weight – 1.2kg (ex pegs & guys) Score – 8 out 10 I needed a 2 lightweight person tent for my recent thru-hike of the South Downs Way and while I fancied splashing out on a Zpacks Duplex their waiting time was 2 months plus, so I decided to look at alternatives. After researching the popular alternatives and adding them to the gear comparison website I’m working on, I decided to take a gamble on an…

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Top 5 Ultralight Mirrorless Cameras for Thru-hiking in 2021

Top 5 Ultralight Mirrorless Cameras for Thru-hiking in 2021

Introduction I love hiking and I love photography, but they don’t always love each other. I used to take my trusty DLSR with me everywhere when I was hiking. The 1.5kg setup was perfectly fine for short 5km hikes to the top of a mountain for some sunset & sunrise photography. However when I attempted to take my DSLR on my 268 mile hike along the Pennine Way I quickly realized that heavy cameras and long distance hiking don’t make…

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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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