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Packing Lighter Is The Way To Go

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A lighter pack can make the world of difference on a hike. With a light pack you can enjoy your surroundings more and hike longer than with a heavy pack. You should try to trim ounces where you can because ounces will soon add up to pounds. Using plastic spoons, bowls and cups instead of metal is a good place to start.

If you are just starting out, try not to pack more than 1/5 to 1/4 of your body weight. More than this will tire you quickly. As you hike more and build up your body strength, you can pack up to 1/3 of your body weight.

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