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.
March 16, 2020
Sleeping Better: Backpacking Quilt vs Sleeping Bag

If you’ve done any kind of backpacking, you’ve probably heard of a backpacking quilt. They’re becoming very popular. You may be wondering how a backpacking quilt stacks up against the standard sleeping bag – especially when it comes to ultralight backpacking. What is the difference between a backpacking quilt and a sleeping bag? If you’re […]

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March 10, 2020
Why Get Thru-Hike Health Insurance?

Making sure that you maintain your health on the trail is the most important thing you should do when out there. If you lose your health and don't have coverage you may be saddled with immense debts that will far outlast the trail!

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March 2, 2020
What to Know Before Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Thousands of people set out each year to attempt a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. At more than 2,100 miles, the trail runs from central Maine to northern Georgia. The vast majority of backpackers who start a thru-hike never finish. The average hiker that does takes between 5 and 7 months to complete their journey. […]

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February 23, 2020
Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike Gear List: 2600 Miles of Freedom

Gearing up to hike the Pacific Crest Trail is no simple matter when you haven't started a long distance hike before. We compiled a list of gear to help budget conscious and those who can drop a little more for a good starting guideline.

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February 21, 2020
Vargo BOT 700 Review - Cold Soaking With Style and Pizzaz

Elegantly designed 1-liter titanium pot with a titanium screw lid that triples in versatility as a cooking pot and excellent storage - Vargo Bot 700 review

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February 18, 2020
Quilt Warfare: Enlightened Equipment Revelation vs Enigma

While there are many makers of quilts the team at Enlightened Equipment has built some masterpieces which continue to be the favorites for thru-hikers and section hikers all around the world.

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February 16, 2020
What Does Cowboy Camping Mean in Backpacking?

Enjoying the night is an amazing experience and I have started a slow route to building my faith in weather by taking smaller trips where I stay out. This has allowed me to see the stars and listen to all the outside noises and really enjoy the outdoor experience.

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February 11, 2020
Absolute Best Tent For Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikes in 2020

Choosing the best tent for a thru-hike is a core decision where you are making a choice in warmth and space for you to have comfort from the outside. The options are vast between 1 person, 2 person, ultralight, ultra-expensive, and overall budget. What is the best tent for Appalachian Trail thru-hikes? Our choice is […]

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January 29, 2020
Best Camp Stove For Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikes

Choosing the best stove for a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail is going to be broken down into a cook stove or a cook system. Depending on you one of these will be your best choice for the hike to come!

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