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Ultralight Packer Advice Blog

We strive to provide you helpful tips and tricks along with advice and quality reviews so you can get the most out of your thru-hikes.
January 17, 2020
What Are the Best Dog Backpacks For Hiking in 2020

Choosing the right backpack for your dog can directly tie to your failure or success on the trail. You need to have some understanding about the trail you intend to take, the needs of that trail for your pet, and the training and preparation you have undertaken with your dog as to backpacks and trails.

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January 10, 2020
Is Merino Wool Itchy? What Makes it Favored by Hikers?

Merino wool is loved within the hiking and camping communities due to the amazing ability to stay warm even while wet! This leads many to want to purchase it but worried about the typical issues around wool clothing and that it can be itchy. Is Merino Wool Itchy? Merino wool tends to itch very little […]

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January 6, 2020
Are Hiking Poles Carry On Luggage? What's The Deal?

When you plan to backpack or hike and this requires a plane flight you may bring your hiking poles as carry on luggage. This means you intend to be able to carry your trekking poles on the airplane with you. What you may rudely find out is when they tell you that you are unable […]

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January 5, 2020
Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Review: Hangout In The Woods

The Hennessy Hammock Ultralite Backpacker is a hammock perfectly suited to ultralight hiking while taking very little space and weight.

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January 4, 2020
What Does Primitive Camping Mean? Learning to Thrive Off-Grid

Having grown up in Washington I have been camping plenty of times in the forests and mountains. We definitely weren't primitive camping though as we always had restrooms and showers, primitive is amazing for the solitude and peacefulness.

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December 30, 2019
9 Simple Cold Soaking Recipes For Quality Nutrition and Taste

All hikers could use some useful and simple cold soaking recipes, our options are full of taste while able to be carried in a simple ziplock bag on the trail!

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December 24, 2019
Can I Wash My Down Sleeping Bag: Proper Care For Down

For most who own a down sleeping bag, one of the tasks that are avoided to the detriment of their gear may be the washing and cleaning of a down sleeping bag or quilt. Additionally, the lack of cleaning your down makes it less efficient over time and causes it to retain less heat. This […]

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December 21, 2019
How Much Does Camping Cost? (Gear, Site, Food an More)

When you plan to go camping you have a large initial expenditure to make all the necessary gear purchases, but after this initial cost your costs to camp drop dramatically minus the cost of the campsite and your consumables like food.

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December 16, 2019
What Does Scramble Mean in Hiking? Practice A Cautious Approach

It means taking the faster more straight approach many times dealing with the involved safety risks and dangers that are associated.

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