click for downloadable gear list for the Te Araroa – plus weights!
Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.Unknown
The Blissful Hiker does it: packed weight under 15 pounds!
Her packed weight (weight minus water, food and fuel which is called variable weight) for five months on the Te Araroa is under 15 pounds and she’s still taking professional audio gear. Praise the ultralight gods, and all my engineering pals at Minnesota Public Radio.
I want to give a big thank you to Granite Gear, La Sportiva, Tarptent, Leki, Balega, Sawyer, Western Mountaineering and Midwest Mountaineering for supporting me. I’m grateful to advocate for these fabulous companies while I give their gear a major league workout on the trail.