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Sony RX100II - Ultimate Ultralight Digital Camera
 
Ultralight Camera 
Sony DSC-RX1002 Digital Camera

- 20.2 MP 1" Exmor RŪ BSI CMOS Low-Light Sensor
- Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8 Lens w/3.6x zoom
- Full HD 60p/60i/24p Video
- Built-In Wireless and NFC
- Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
- BIONZ Image Processor
- 35mm Equivalent 28-100mm
- 3.0" 1,229k-Dot Tiltable LCD
- Interface Shoe and Control Ring
- High Speed AF & Manual Exposure
- Measures: 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.5" / 101.6 x 58.1 x 38.3 mm
- Weight: 9.91 oz / 281 g with Battery & Memory Card

The Original, Powerful, Convenient, LED Micro Light
 
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  The Lightweight Backpacker Welcomes You!

If you engage in backpacking, at some point, you may consider packing a lighter load. That consideration was the main reason that Backpacking Lightweight was created in 1996, and it continues to be its primary focus. Since then, however, the Lightweight Backpacking & Hiking website has grown to include a vast repository of resources useful for year-round backcountry safety & enjoyment. While it is true that Backpacking Lightweight promotes ultralight backpacking & hiking, featuring lightweight backpacking equipment, it is a also a proven resource - for all backcountry travelers - for researching and purchasing quality outdoor gear!!  We welcome you, and we hope you will enjoy traversing the Lightweight Backpacking & Hiking website.

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Featured Article
 
Weekend Winter Hiking
( by John Macri )

Weekend Winter Hiking:
 
Every autumn I lament that many of us start winding down our hiking and get ready for a hibernating winter. In fact, I think I enjoy winter hiking best for many reasons albeit a heavier pack. Is there anything more breath taking than a snow covered mountain vista? Few landscape scenes can match fresh snow on a forest of pine trees. In a nutshell, consider: there are less crowds, Lean-to shelters are usually wide open; no bugs; no bears; no rain; no mud; no leaves to block a view and perhaps most enjoyable - real solitude. So quiet, you actually can hear it. Awe inspiring really.

Okay, an obvious question is "Don't you get cold out there?!" Of course the answer is yes but that is not to say we are freezing all day. In fact, while walking, one can get pretty toasty not unlike the other seasons. Rest periods and night time are when you need to pay closer attention to the cold air. It's rather humorous at times because I can run out to the car and swear at ol' man winter yet never seem to get as cold living outdoors for a few days.

The following information is mostly on snow gear although winter sage is a must before hitting the snow covered trails. I cannot emphasis this enough - read as much as you can before tackling winter backpacking.

Complete Article HERE ! )
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Western Mountaineering Ultralite Sleeping Bag the Western Mountaineering UltraliteWestern Mountaineering Ultralite Sleeping Bag
  Western Mountaineering Ultralite Sleeping Bag weighs 1 lb 10 oz (737 grams), rated 20 F / -7 C, 14 oz (397 grams) of 850-fill goose down, down-filled draft tube with stiffener along full zipper track. Awesome ultralight sleeping bag !
Western Mountaineering Versalite Sleeping Bag the Western Mountaineering VersaliteWestern Mountaineering Versalite Sleeping Bag
  Western Mountaineering Versalite Sleeping Bag weighs 2 lb (907 grams), rated 10 F / -12 C, 20 oz (567 grams) of 850-fill goose down, down-filled draft tube with stiffener along full zipper track with split-full down-filled collar. This is an amazing lightweight sleeping bag !
Western Mountaineering Antelope Micro Fiber the Western Mountaineering Antelope MFWestern Mountaineering Antelope Super Micro Fiber
 Western Mountaineering Antelope Micro Fiber weighs 2 lb 7 oz (1106 grams), rated 5 F / -15 C, 26 oz (737 grams) of 850-fill goose down, down-filled draft tube with stiffener along full zipper track with split-full down-filled collar. Water repellant and wind proof 20 Denier MicroLite microfiber shell covering. Excellent foul-weather sleeping bag !

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Outdoor clothing you can depend on again and again. Holds it's value very well also, and someday you can sell on eBay! :)

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Featured Article
 
Hiking with Children
( by Penny Schwyn )
Hiking with Kids:
 
IMPORTANT

This article is not meant to be a substitute for common sense, or a treatise on child care. The purpose is to provide guidelines and suggestions as what has worked successfully for other parents who have ventured into the woods with their kids, before you. Many people have contributed to this, either with direct assistance in editing, or through posts to rec.backcountry.

INDEX (see article for index)

Intro and General Considerations:

You have kids, and now your hiking and backpacking life is over, correct? Wrong. While some people decide that taking kids out into the backcountry is going to be too much work, there are many of us that have had wonderful family times with a little altering of how we did it "BC". (before children)

Complete Article HERE ! )


 

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Traveling Light Philosophy & PracticeThe Philosophy & Practice of Traveling Light in the Backcountry
Winter TipsWinter Camping Tips
Camping with Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes goes Camping
Hiking Fourteen EssentialsBackpacking 14 Essentials
Outdoor Gear ChecklistBackpacking Gear Checklist

Make Your Own Gear
Your newest projects published at the Make Your Own Outdoor Gear website:

Homemade camp stovethe FireLight Stove - a soda can stove - by Ray Prince
Homemade BackpackInstructions for Making Your Own Backpack - by DJ)
Outdoor Gear ChecklistInstructions for Making Your Own Bike Panniers - by Scott Shurlow
Lightweight BackpacksTHE KD5IVP Backpacker Yagi - by Paul Dryer, KD5IVP
Ultralight TentJones Tent II - Two Person, Two Pound Tent - by Phil Jones

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