Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Thursday, July 18, 2013

GO Light in The Backcountry

Just how much gear do you carry in the backcountry?  Do you always seem to carry to much gear or do you leave too much behind?

Personally, I believe in the - keep it simple, reasonable man approach-  regarding what goes in my pack.
There are a lot of factors to consider.  Some might include:

  • Distance:  You might carry less for the long trip so as not to sacrifice food. 
  • How long will you be out.
  • You physical ability to carry a lot of gear.
  • Your ability to afford expensive light weight equipment.
The list could go on and on.

Brian Green's recent post at touches on this topic in detail.  

You might not agree with some of his suggestions.  That's OK.  Brian provides an excellent touch point for many future discussions with your hiking partner.

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