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        How NOT to Be an Ultralight Backpacker—and What I've Learned Since

        fileAfter a 30-year hiatus from backpacking, I decided to hike the John Muir Trail at age 50 and fulfill a dream that started when I was 18 years old. My high-school backpacking gear was long gone and by now obsolete, so it was time for me to check out the "new stuff." I remembered that one of my day hiking friends is a confirmed "ultralight" backpacker, so I decided to ask him about gear. Rather than just telling me about gear he offered to do one better and take me and another friend on an ...

        Posted by Curt Cragg on June 7, 2012 4:10 PM & Tagged Shelter, backpacking and ultralight | permalink | Comments

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