Ultralight Backpacking: How to Cut Weight on Camping Gear

Ultralight backpackers live for minimizing the amount of gear they take with them into the backcountry. Shaving pounds off your pack to lighten the load is not always easy, especially when it comes to the must-haves. Here are some essential ways to shed weight even on the largest camping gear you’re likely to carry: backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad.