My (Amazon) Ultralight Backpacking Miser List
I’ve been backpacking since 1979. I decided to re-evaluate my backpacking gear in 2010 since my gear now needed to accommodate an active backpacking family of 6 with children aged 10-20.
I found various online sites on ultralight backpacking and said “Hell yeah!” Of course the prices of the amazingly lightweight stuff was WAY WAY WAY out of my budget. So I had to be strategic. I needed to stretch my pennies. I wanted quality reliable durable lightweight stuff at the lowest price I could manage.
I had no problems compromising some weight vs cost, if I get a quality product. Hell I’ve been lugging around pretty heavy stuff in comparison. ANY weight savings is welcomed, as far as I was concerned.
So here is a list of my favorite ultralight backpacking gear, all accumulated over a 2+ year period.
I hope this helps you to enjoy the rewards of camping lighter, as much as its helped me!