@ALTKey  As others have opined, leave the hatchet at home. Why carry a ground cloth and sleeping pad if you are using a hammock? One Mylar blanket in case of an emergency, kept in your ten essential kit, is enough. How much water do you carry? Unless streams and springs are far between, one to two liters should be enough. Unless I am hiking/backpacking through a dry area, I never carry more than a liter but also carry a mini filter which I can use along the trail as well as once I make camp. My cook set is one spoon, one metal cup for boiling water, a plastic cup to drink out of, and an origami type bowl/plate that folds flat. I don't cook. I just boil water to rehydrate meals I have either bought or made at home from grocery store items.

aka "Boonerelli"


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