Bing The Ultra Light Hiker

Some wonderful hiking ‘goodies’ here:

I liked the ‘Grip Socks, the ‘mylar survival poncho’ and the new ‘Vasque shoes’, for example: http://gossamergear.com/wp/buzz-blog/outdoor-retailer-delivers-again-loads-of-new-updated-lighter-better-and-outrageous-gear-and-some-items-you-didnt-know-you-needed-or-not

Never have to sharpen your knife again!

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NEVER have to sharpen your knife again: GREAT for hunting; these made useful gifts for myself and the two ‘boys’ @ US$34.95 on Amazon (105 grams): http://www.outdooredge.com/Razor-Blaze-p/razor-blaze.htm These little guys, the Gerber ‘E.A.B. Lite’ utilising a standard ‘Stanley’ knife blade … Continued

More pack weight savings: now 2kg less!

Already a lightweight hiker, I have nonetheless managed to shave off nearly 2kg from my pack weight in prep for our next foray into the Fiordland wilderness. These were amongst the savings: Cuben Raincoat (save 334 grams), http://www.zpacks.com/ Waterproof Over … Continued

Yarra Falls

A reader writes: ‘We decided to use the day searching for the lost ‘Yarra’ Falls. Quite a lot of bush bashing (nearly three hours in, one and a quarter out) brought us to the top of the first cascade, No … Continued

Upper Yarra Track

Thomas Osburg has some wonderful resources about the Upper Yarra Track and other Yarra Ranges matters at his excellent website here: http://www.yarrarangesbushcamp.com/ (see also under ‘More’), such as this photo from http://www.yarrarangesbushcamp.com/yarra-track-1895.html : There you will also find reports of … Continued

Ada Tree Loop Walk (4 Days)

Ada Tree Loop Walk (approx four days). I notice you can walk out of Warburton on the Upper Yarra Track (aka Walk into History). It takes approx two days to reach the Ada Tree Reserve. You can walk back via Short … Continued

The Upper Yarra Walking Track

The Upper Yarra Walking Track, Australia’s oldest (& best), an approx. ten day walk with numerous resupply points, plentiful water and camping spots now extending from Moe Railway Station @ 208kilometres up the Latrobe, Tyers & Thomson River valleys, via … Continued

Exped Ultralight Pillow

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Exped Ultralight Pillow @45 grams http://www.moontrail.com/exped-airpillow-ul-m.php). I received one of these for Xmas and tried it out last night. VERY comfortable. I have been seeking a new hiking pillow since Graham Medical stopped making their dual chamber ‘Flexair’ pillow http://www.theultralighthiker.com/diy-super-ultralight-pillow/ This … Continued

Morwell River Falls

Spot’s birthday trip: Amazing really how (too) busy you can be. THIS lovely waterfall (one of a series of three!) is just around the corner from us (on the Morwell River), yet having lived nearby for 22 years we had … Continued

Hiking Pants

A pair of hiking pants which you can wear for 365 days and even sleep in which weigh 75 grams and a raincoat that you can ALSO sleep in @ 123 grams. That’s REAL weight saving: http://hikelighter.com/2012/01/26/montbell-dynamo-wind-pants/ & http://hikelighter.com/2013/11/07/zpacks-rain-jacket/ Update: I … Continued

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