(Updated for 2019) Like pretty much everyone who backpacks, I’ve been looking for ways for lighten my load. Over the past three years, with the purchase of a few new items and the leaving behind of a few more, I’ve cut just over 7 pounds from my pack weight!
I am one of the unlucky souls that mosquitoes love, yet I don’t want that to stop me from being able to go hiking and backpacking. To prepare for trips into areas that are known to have a lot of the biting nuisances, I use a three-step method.
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