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By Ray Jardine

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Ray and Jenny Jardine have walked over 15,000 miles together with the Pacific Crest path from Mexico to Canada thrice, the Appalachian path and the Continental Divide path. As they subtle their concepts in the course of those journeys, Ray turned confident of the significance of reducing the entire weight carried. Ray Jardine has written books, in line with their studies. the 1st one is The Pacific Crest path Hiker's guide, occupied with what's had to entire the PCT, but additionally emphasizing common methods for profitable backpacking, together with ultralight gear.

The moment one via Ray Jardine is past Backpacking - Ray Jardine's advisor to light-weight climbing, increasing the tips within the first publication.

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And then they would choose smaller and l ighter packs. If striving for the 8 •/z pound baseline packweight, this is the best approach. I call it synergy in motion. However, for the person interested in reducing packweight more modestly, nearly every one of my recommended items works well in com­ bination with a selection of more traditional gear. The ultralight back­ pack can be used on day or weekend hikes, loaded with a modest supply of heavier gear. The quilt can be used in place of the sleeping bag, all other gear remaining the traditional type.

Compare the equivalent 1 5 •12 ounces per person and the 20°F rating to any commercial sleeping bag: it's no contest. 20 to make-to a commercial tent weighing 4•12 pounds and cost­ ing $250. The tarp is 22% of the weight and 1 1 % of the cost. These three items alone save us 20 pounds and $1,117. Lightweight gear goes commercial In the first editions of The PCT Hiker's Handbook, I detailed my system of hiking gear and philosophies. Those books inspired thousands of let­ ters, and one thing was clear: Most people do not care to sew their own gear, for whatever reasons.

And while the quilt may not offer mummy type security, it will keep us just as warm as would an equally rated but much heavier sleeping bag. I say this based on experience in extreme condi­ tions. Jenny and I use a quilt, not sleeping bags, on our Arctic sea-kayaking expeditions. Why? Because they are just as warm as sleeping bags, for considerably less weight and bulk. But what about bugs crawling around at night? If the night is cold, then the bugs are dormant. On warm nights they are active, certainly, but remember that apart from a few mosquitoes, the bugs, snakes, and mice would rather keep away from us, even when we are asleep.

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