How to Find Your Ideal Backpacking Weight + Tips to Lighten Up

The question of how to find your ideal backpacking weight is one that many people ask themselves. It’s a difficult task, and there are many factors involved in finding out what you need for optimal hiking efficiency! In this article I will teach you everything from starting with an appropriate base level of gear (and why it’s important), as well tips on reducing all those pesky pounds once they’ve been packed away properly so we can get down some real numbers.