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A reddit for ultralight hikers.

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This sub is about people supporting each other to reduce the weight of their wilderness backpacking packs. It's a diverse community full of a variety of different kinds of hikers. From day hikers and weekend warriors to thru-hikers and triple crowners; what connects all of us is the desire to lighten our packs. Our general approach is to reflect on what we take and ask ourselves the question: Do I really need that?


Resources:

/r/Ultralight's Wiki Knowledge Base

Ultralight Gear Vendor List: Courtesy of /u/Dummey

Ultralight and Ultra-cheap Gear List

lwhiker.com - A searchable database of sites selling used UL gear. Courtesy of /u/anything_here

A guide to abbreviations used in r/Ultralight: Courtesy of /u/mgn5

Please familiarize yourself with and practice Leave No Trace principles!


Pack Weight Tools:

LighterPack

GearGrams

MileStepper


Trail Specific Subs:

/r/Pacificcresttrail

/r/Appalachiantrail

/r/CDT

/r/JMT


Related Subs:

/r/ULgeartrade for buying, selling, and trading ultralight backpacking gear.

/r/CampingAndHiking for general hiking and camping info.

/r/Hammocks and /r/Hammockcamping

Make Your Own Gear "MYOG"

Bushcraft

Search and Rescue

Camping Gear - A subreddit for gear heads like us, just heavier.

Trail Running

Outdoors


Golden Rule:

Much like /r/Hammocks, the don't be a dick rule is enforced here. What is this rule? It's pretty simple: Don't be a dick. Break it and you get banned. this is the only rule we have here. Disagreements, debates, even arguments are OK but keep it civil.

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