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Ultralight seems to defeat the purpose of hiking after all hiking is exercising. If you can't handle the weight! ...well I guess it's your choice. Seriously just pack the weight it's great for your health and you can enjoy in comfort
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Cbslc
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Dec 21, 2019
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I agree with you in principle. And my day hikes are not UL. But, I just rolled over to 47 YO. And my back and knees, both now injured (been hit by cars and snowboarded into some rocks), can't take the weight like I used to. My wife was also hit by a stoned driver while biking and the rod in her leg and cognitive exhaustion limit her. She also can't regulate her temps anymore, so we almost always carry a 10 degree bag, even in 40 degree weather. Lighter packs, bags and tent enable us to keep going. Hike your own hike, for us, it's worth some $$ to lighten up.
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Dec 21, 2019
Raggs
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Nov 2, 2019
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when it comes to long distance hiking you haven't a clue of the necessity to go ultralight. Walk 3000 miles in four months and then talk to me.
Nov 2, 2019
KulaHawaii
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Nov 2, 2019
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Any given morning I run five miles I'm 53 I still push for 465 like candy 2 * CIF California state champion wrestler 11 flat hundred meters sophomore year. 7 years prison knocking out Samoans and Tongans that were twice my size. Nobody can pass me on the trail but then again that's not the point of hiking the point is enjoyment. *My bad you're not a pussy and thank you for serving our country. Forgive me for getting carried Away and not keeping my manners
Nov 2, 2019
Raggs
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Nov 2, 2019
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No worries, thanks for the compliment. The thing to agree on is that we all hike our own hikes for our own reasons. We all get off the couch and are out there!
Nov 2, 2019
Chris-NL
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Oct 9, 2019
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An ultralight pack still has more than enough weight to be a good exercise. I am not an ultralight guy but I have had extreme heavy packs in the past so I do trim down as much as possible without sacrificing my comforts (I am more about discovering beautiful nature and camping itself than hiking long distances).
Oct 9, 2019
Zexall
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Aug 26, 2019
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I for one started getting into ultralight because I messed up my knees, but I still wanted to camp/hike - carrying 15lbs for 20 miles is a lot easier on knees than 40lbs. For some it's the challenge of being as minimalist as possible getting below sub 10lbs. For others, its about efficiency when doing long distance trails like the AT or PCT. So in short, it's not about not being able to handle the weight - people arrive in this space because something lead them here and they enjoy it. Best to not make assumptions.
Aug 26, 2019
KulaHawaii
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Aug 27, 2019
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KulaHawaii
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Sep 2, 2019
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Read your post again real slowly.... count how many times you contradict yourself also, nobody said anything about carrying 40 lbs except you. I also see you like to project 😜
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Sep 2, 2019