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Ultralight Backpacking/Rental Tools

I recently sent Kevin Kelly some info on going light and he replied:
"The premier site is Backpacking LIght, which is a paid subscription site! Backpackinglight.com
   Also good is Brian Green's. He is very creative. http://www.briangreen.net/ http://www.briangreen.net/2012/09/roundup-of-my-posts-on-lifehackercom.html 
   But the granddaddy of ultralights is Ray Jardine. Look at his trips! Applachian Trail 7 times, Pacific Crest 3 times, Divide Trail, 3 ties, bike across America 3 times, row across ocean, ski to north pole, he's insane. He makes his own gear super lightweight gear and recommends you do the same. http://www.rayjardine.com/index.shtml"
Also, check out an excellent in-depth review of rental tools on Kevin's Cool Tools site (stump grinder $100/day, posthole digger $80/day, log splitter $100/day, etc.): http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/7072

3 comments:

Paula said...

As I'm getting ready to hike the AT in 2013, I've spent a lot of time on all of those sites this past year, as well as whiteblaze.com.

I'm making some pretty lightweight stuff, but still don't know what my final pack weight will be - it might take until January until I know that. I'm having a difficult time finding long hiking pants, which is part of the problem. I might have to make those too!

I did make a summer and winter quilt for my hammock - going to test them out tonight as a matter of fact!

wren said...

Hi LLoyd,
Check out this likable book on the topic. Light is right.
http://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Backpackin-Tips-Inexpensive-Lightweight/dp/0762763841/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349648230&sr=1-1&keywords=ultralight+backpacking+tips

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Ray Jardine, check out http://www.golite.com/.

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