Category Archives: Backpacking Skill & Technique

Ultralight Backpacking Gear

Backpacking Base Weight: Why It’s the Only Metric That Matters

Ultralight Backpacking Base Weight

Why Is Base Weight A Superior Metric to Total Pack Weight? I’ve noticed some discussions online about pack weight were comparing pack weight with consumables, which are food, fuel and water. This can be misleading for a handful of reasons. When comparing or trying to understand pack weight, Base Weight is generally the most useful metric […]

Zpacks Duplex Cuben Fiber Tent Modifications & Setup Tips

Zpacks Duplex Cuben Fiber Tent Modifications & Setup Tips

A while back I was setting up my Zpacks Duplex at the park and took a few pics, which you will find below, was just playing around with pitches and getting the hang of setup. I think I ended up taking about 8 or so inches off the corners, which brought the stake closer to […]