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Lightweight Backpacking. Ten Secrets to Lighten Your Load. David Fanning Poudre Wilderness Volunteers. Big South Patrol. July 2008. June 2012. June 2012. Secret 1: Question Authority. Need reliable shelter. Be Prepared!. You can freeze out there!. What if?. Filter your water. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Lightweight BackpackingDavid FanningPoudre Wilderness VolunteersTen Secrets toLighten Your Load

  • Big South PatrolJuly 2008June 2012June 2012

  • Secret 1: Question AuthorityBe Prepared!Filter your waterWhat if?Wear waterproof bootsOne is none, two is oneYou can freeze out there!Use a propane stoveTake extra clothesNeed reliable shelter

  • Secret 2: Weigh EverythingEverything weighs something!

  • Secret 3: Get a Lighter Pack

  • PacksSix Moon Design Fusion 50GoLite JamOsprey ExosGranite Gear Vapor TrailGossamer Gear G4ULA Circuit

  • Secret 4: Need a Sleeping Bag?Think: Sleeping System (inc. clothes)I get cold!I flop around!

    1lb 8oz1lb 2oz1lb 7oz

  • Sleeping Pads11 oz15 oz8 oz8 oz

  • Secret 5: Gimme ShelterREI Half Dome5 lbs 8 ozMoment Tarp Tent1 lb 12 ozMSR Carbon Reflex2 lb 14 ozMLD Duomid16 oz

  • ShelterGossamer Gear SpinnTwin14 ozWarbonnet Big Mama Jamba Tarp14 ozSix Moon Design Refuge1 lb 10 ozIntegral Designs Traverse2lb 11ozNotch Tarp Tent1 lb 10 ozHexamid Cuben Fiber11 oz

  • Secret 6: Embrace Frugality16 oz, $1001 oz, $1

  • Secret 7: Dress Differently

  • Secret 8: Rethink Water Filters2.0 oz, $153.1 oz, $25

  • Secret 9: Wear Shoes

  • Secret 10: Become InformedUltralight Backpacking BooksPWV Ultralight Resources: Resource Page: Ultralight Forum:

  • Ultimate Secret: Lite Means FUN!Thank you!

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