Ultralight Backpacking’s Simple Equation: Less Weight = More Fun
By Michael Lanza
What if you could do one thing to make every backpacking trip more enjoyable? Three decades of backpacking have taught me what that one thing is: keeping my pack light. Every superfluous ounce removed from it makes each trip better. My evolution was partly about comfort, but also emerged from a gradual rethinking about why I’m out there: It’s not about having stuff. It’s about experiencing a place.
In this article, I’ll share my strategy, which doesn’t aim for having the absolute lightest pack on the trail, but rather minimizing pack weight while being safe and comfortable on every trip.
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