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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Light Backpacking: Tarp vs. Tent

Wanting to make light backpacking more your style? It’s a solid idea that should be strongly considered. But, where should you start?
Should you trade in your tent for a lighter tarp? Maybe you should and maybe you shouldn’t.

A large internal frame backpack
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Here’s an article that might be useful for helping you decide: Backpacking Gear Narratives.
Clunky backpacking, light backpacking or ultralight backpacking. It’s your choice, but I recommend taking incremental steps towards lighter.
Richard Davidian
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