This site is dedicated to enjoying the outdoors through lightweight backpacking, hiking, and other pursuits. It is a way to share my experiences with various gear, my trail adventures, and my thoughts on the outdoors industry.
These are not the opinions of an expert or a professional, but rather an average guy who does a great deal of research before purchasing equipment, puts it through some thorough usage, and enjoys writing on what works and what doesn’t.
I enjoy getting outdoors for almost any activity whether it be hiking, skiing, or attempting to climb, canoe, bike or kayak. In the past few years I’ve hiked on the far east of Canada in Gros Morne and on the opposite side of the country on the West Coast Trail and plenty in between.
In the past I’ve tended to hike with a large volume backpack and have packed more for comfort and perceived necessity. However, recently on hikes I’ve been trying to lower my carried weight and adopt more lightweight hiking principles. Through this site I hope to track my efforts to lower my pack weight while still maintaining comfort and safety in the woods.
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