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You might be an ultralight rambler if... - al fresco


If you you find manually aphorism "Hey, that's a good idea," to more than one of the following, you might be an ultralight backpacker. They are calm from a choice of nonthreatening person backpacking forums. For those of you that don't share our passion for ultralight backpacking, let me defend that these are funny, but also commonly true stories.

You Just Might Be An Ultralight Rambler If. . .

- Your wife's purse holds more stuff than your backpack.

- You pack light for a breed trip to Grandma's house.

- You use the fruit scales in Walmart to clarify the credence of a achievable new piece of gear.

- At home you use just 4 toilet paper squares, to "practice".

- You read that last one and say, "toilet paper?"

- You have no idea what the title, scale or contour gap of your map is because. . . . you cut away all of the margins to save weight.

- You sleep at home with the temps crooked down while in the buff just to get used to the cold so you can take an even lighter sleeping bag.

- The belief of 1000 fill-power down gives you a a small amount frisson down your spine.

- You're glad you're going bald.

- You're wondering if your breadth would still work OK exclusive of all that heavy liquid.

- Your woman says, "Go down baby!" and you hop out of bed hootin and hollarin and order a Western Ice climbing Highlite!

- You no longer have tags on any clothing you wear.

- Your mailman is annoying to be included out why colonize send you empty boxes all the time.

- You eat with $40 titanium chopsticks as a replacement for of a artificial fork as they weigh . 01 ounces less.

- You walk all the way through the grocery store idea "saltines have 1760 calories per pound, but mixed nuts have 2720 calories per pound".

- Your waterproof/breathable rain jacket cost more than your best suit.

- You shave ALL the hair off your body to save a few ounces on your "from the skin out" weight!

- Your trail runners weigh more than your multi day pack.

- You know the credence of your backpack, and not your wife.

- You have to take your tent down to use your blend spork/toothbrush as you used it as a stake.

- You impulsively weigh effects you have certainly NO aim of ever charming backpacking, just because.

- You take laxatives already a trip, just to "lighten the load. "

A Note To Backpackers: You might be an ultralight hitchhiker if you can by a long way come up with more of these from your own experience.

Steve Gillman is a long-time backpacker, and advocate of inconsequential backpacking. More of "You Might Be An Ultralight Backpacker," plus assistance and stories can be found at The Ultralight Backpacking Site: http://www. The-Ultralight-Site. com


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