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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
My 2019 Ultralight Backpacking Gear List (10 lb Base Weight) by Erik Asorson, aka "Erik the Black."
This year I’m planning on doing a lot more shorter (3-4 day) backpacking trips in my local California mountains, where temps are warm and there isn’t a lot of rain or mosquitoes. So I figured I might as well shave a few pounds off my pack weight…
For this gear list I went with a smaller backpack (the new ULA Photon,) a tarp shelter from Six Moon Designs, sleeping quilt and torso-length inflatable sleeping pad. The rest of my gear is pretty similar to what I have carried in the past (with a few changes.)
Despite being only a few pounds lighter than my regular long-distance backpacking gear list, this little pack feels feather light! It’s surprisingly roomy too. I’m able to fit 3-4 days worth of food, up to 4 liters of water and all of my gear inside.