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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.
June 29, 2019
10 Best Thru Hiking Puffy Jackets To Last 2000 Miles

We covered how to choose the right puffy jacket in this post and we received requests for our list of best and/or popular jackets. Today we delve into the options on popular puffy jackets and where you can spend some money for quality jackets which will last you.

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June 29, 2019
How To Choose The Best Puffy Jacket For Thru Hiking

A puffy jacket is super important to investigate and purchase because it’s a critical piece to your thru-hiker gear. Your puffy jacket should not be cheap as you spend a lot of time wearing it.

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June 26, 2019
Best Budget Ultralight Backpacking Gear For Beginners

We heard enough! Everyone says you can't build a good budget ultralight gear load out, I put it all together on Amazon as an idealist for anyone to check out!

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June 23, 2019
What is a Good R Value For Sleeping Pads? How Important Is It?

When you start your search for a sleep system for your backpacking journey you will read about R-Value on many pads. The R-Value system can be used to help you determine the best choice!

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June 20, 2019
Most Forgotten Backpacking Items That You Must Have to Hike

Today we present 10 cheap backpacking gear must have items, they may be cheap but they are high quality backpacking gear items that are a must have for any backpacking gear list/system.

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June 19, 2019
Why Should You Obsess Over Your Backpacking Base Weight?

Your backpacking base weight is very important to your overall ease in long-distance hiking, while less important the shorter duration of your hikes.

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June 14, 2019
How to Plan a Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail

This guide will help you organize and build your strategy as to a long distance hike through the Appalachian Trail. Planning a thru hike is something that will take some time and preparation along with assembling the proper gear.

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June 12, 2019
How To Choose an Ultralight Tent: 6 Comparison Reviews

Most people looking to start backpacking and long distance hiking will need a good quality tent to take care and relax at the end of the day.

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June 8, 2019
What Is Dyneema Composite Fabric? Amazing Light Fabric For Gear

Cuben Fiber is an amazing fabric which is also called Dyneema, it is stronger than Kevlar and makes for long lasting gear.

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