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Ultralight backpacking can be for everyone. We have had a wide variety of people contact us after their first ultralight backpacking experience: children, experienced backpackers, first-time backpackers, and older folks who aren’t as strong and limber as they used to be. They all did well, enjoyed it, and were comfortable. You can read their stories throughout this web site.

Ultralight backpacking is easy to like. Who wouldn’t want to have less back and shoulder pain, be able to travel farther and faster, and feel more free and comfortable while walking in the natural beauty of the great outdoors?

I love reading ultralight backpacking forums! When every ounce counts people get a little nutty about things like toothbrush handles and sporks vs. spoons! For us at Ultralight Outfitters, overall eating utensil performance and cost savings have to be considered. That’s why we pack a Lexan soup spoon in every Beer Can Stove Kit. As […]

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I’ve done a bit of research on do-it-yourself backpacking stoves lately and was reassured to see that nothing DIY comes close to offering backpackers the convenience and weight savings of our Beer Can Stove. There are people who are going to make their own stove no matter what because it’s part of their ultralight backpacking […]

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How to Plan your Ultralight Backpacking Meals If you’ve read some of our previous blog posts about food you know that we recommend only packing dried food that you reconstitute using water that you boil and steep in the Beer Can Stove. In the article The Top Three Guidelines for Ultralight Backpacking Food, point Number […]

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The Ultralight Outfitters stove system, the Beer Can Stove Kit uses the most efficient, lightest weight fuel possible. Small, individually wrapped (in most cases) hexamine tablets that will boil our beer can pot of water in about 11 to 13 minutes. Remember that our pot is made by removing the lid of a Foster’s beer […]

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Here are the basics for a sit down dinner. Some backpackers eat their dinner meal in mid-afternoon and have a snack of walking food before bedtime…

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Here are the basics for an ultralight backpacking sit down breakfast…

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Walking food is food that you can eat while walking. It is food that doesn’t require preparation, and is easy to hold in your hand…

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Planning and pacing food for ultralight backpacking…

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Follow these handy guidelines for ultralight backpacking food planning and menu…

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Meet Rob Anue, the founder and lead designer for Ultralight Outfitters lightweight backing equipment…

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