If you've ever been backpacking, you've probably heard people boast that their pack weighs 50 or 60 lbs. Those days are over. With a little knowledge and careful gear selection, it is possible for anyone to reduce their pack weight to a comfortable 20 or 25 lbs, even for a week long trip. By carrying less weight in your pack, you can hike further, see more, experience less fatigue, and prevent injuries.
In this talk, Philip Werner will discuss a number of different strategies for reducing your gear weight and demonstrates some of the cutting edge gear used by lightweight and ultralight hikers.