Welcome! If you haven't already found them, there are lots of excellent articles on backpacking and on gear selection listed in the left-hand column of http://www.backpacking.net/
, the home page of this site.
I think you'll find that we on this site travel considerably lighter than the Army! We love what our military does for us
but we don't think it's necessary to haul quite such a load out on our trails!
Edited by OregonMouse (07/02/10 09:15 PM)
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey