Reducing Pack Weight After The Big 3 – Bag Of Magic Potions


Lion Heart [>> <<] is an Appalachian Trials Blogger** who is planning a NoBo AT hike this year and was nice enough to let me share this post on how she is managing to take some of her “smalls” down to “micros”.

You don’t have to be a gram-weenie to appreciate the thought that she has put into getting some of the unnecessary weight off her back. You can count on the fact that I certainly will be starting to save some of my o.5ml Visine squeeze-bottles to repurpose with some EVOO and Worcestershire, and squishing some sunscreen into contact lens cases.

She writes: “It’s a well-known fact that the easiest way to reduce your base weight is by scrutinizing your Big 3. Tent, Sleeping Bag, Backpack. You might have just dropped $1,200 on the lightest, most badass Big 3. But then what? Are you just going to throw bulky clothes and giant tubes of sunscreen in your pack before hitting the trails?

It’s taken me years to refine the little tubes of magic potions that I carry.”….

To read her full post, >>CLICK HERE<<

Many thanks for your generosity and acumen Jennifer… G’luck on your NoBo!

**Appalachian Trials is a site dedicated to those who are through hiking the Appalachian Trail and other long-distance trails. Composed of posts from a lot of individuals who have been invited to contribute, it’s a great place for tips and tricks, gear successes and failures, and, of course,  you can follow the adventures of individual bloggers throughout the duration of their hikes. I highly recommended that you add it to your RSS feed.