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comment Tips for a novice backpacker
This is an awesome list for traditional backpacking which is what I'd generally recommend to people getting their feet wet. However, if the interest is more in ultralight, there are a lot of modifications I would recommend. If someone wants an alternate reality list, please vote up this comment!
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answered How to store a backpack while sleeping?
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answered Different kinds of Down: comparing insulation
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comment Rapid backpack readying
+1 for "knowing what you don't need." The less you have to pack, the less time it takes.
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answered What makes nylon an effective material for hiking pants?
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answered What can I use to label my medicine tubes?
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comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
@RussellSteen full retail price on those is somewhat obscene. $12 for 1050 Calories is more expensive than most pricey energy sources like Honey Stinger Waffles and Gu energy gel stuff. The freeze dried meals make sense for some but you have to realize you're not getting much for what you pay for.
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answered Is there a portable / comfortable pillow suitable for camping / backpacking?
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comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
@RussellSteen you're assuming you get filled up eating one of those, which isn't necessarily the case for high mileage folks.
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comment A list of suitable foods for a long hike
Feel free to add it to the wiki... I don't want to mess up formatting heh
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comment What is the most efficient food to take a for a 12-15 day hiking trip?
Dehydrated dinners are extremely expensive for what you get. Consider buying or making your own dehydrated veggies/meats and pairing with couscous.
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answered A list of suitable foods for a long hike
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answered Will gelled fuel work in a cat can stove?
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revised What is the proper way to tarp tent to avoid condensation?
Expanded answer to give more specifics