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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 […]