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 29, 2020
Outdoor Vitals Down TopQuilt Review

I LOVE my quilt, just to put that out there first and foremost. The reason I prefer my quilt over a sleeping bag really comes down to my inability to stay in one position while sleeping, I toss and turn like nobodies business! The only issue with loving quilts is they are much more interesting […]

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January 28, 2020
Caught in a Thunderstorm While Hiking? How To Survive Unscathed!

One item I keep reading about on longer hikes or backpacking trips is managing weather issues and concerns like a Thunderstorm. Since these are dangerous when out in an open area, since many hikes will leave you exposed, to enclosed canopy with lightening rod trees all around you. What to do when caught in a […]

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January 24, 2020
Thunderous Moments Camping Quilt Review: American Made

Thunderous Moments is an American company which is based in North Carolina and is working hard to craft amazing products at affordable prices.

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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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