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An Intro to Lightweight Backpacking

Pacific Crest Trail veteran Luke Kantola offers an initial guide to cutting the weight of your pack. Lightweight backpacking has completely changed the way I interact with wilderness. In 2013, on the Pacific Crest Trail my pack weight plummeted to a mere 9 pounds without food and water. I can go further, and faster now which allows me to access wilderness that the general public simply cannot get to. The frontier of adventure has expanded exponentially with my ability to cover more distance.

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Modified: Fly Creek UL 2

As you can see: my Fly Creek UL 2 from Big Agnes has no floor and is lighter than ever because of it. This modification brings the weight of a Fly Creek UL 2, one of the most revered backpacking tents of all time, down to an astonishing 1 lb. 3 oz.

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