Ultralight Backpacking’s Simple Equation: Less Weight = More Fun
By Michael Lanza
If you could do one thing to make every backcountry trip more enjoyable, would you? If you’re one of the many backpackers who finish every day on the trail sore from neck to toes, the answer may be simpler than you think.
After two decades of backcountry trips as a field editor and correspondent for Backpacker Magazine, experience has convinced me to keep my pack as light as possible—every unnecessary ounce removed from it makes my trip happier. My evolution was partly about comfort, but also emerged from a slow rethinking about why I’m out there—which is not to have a lot of stuff with me, but to experience a place.
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