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Introductory Information

What Is It? An introduction to backpacking

Why Go? The benefits of longer hikes

Information to help make your backpacking more enjoyable. Much of the information contained on this web site about backpacking refers to terms and a system of organization that is explained here.

Gear Loads Ultra-light, light, typical, & heavy

Gear Types Organizing your gear by function

Gear Lists Lightweight gear list suggestions

Pack Weight Looking at the load you are carrying

Going Lightweight The advantages in lightening up

Weekend Hikes Taking short backpacking trips

Long Distance Hiking Hiking the long trails

Gear Stores Online sources for all the gear you need


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