i don't UL but i do respect them. In general, they have very good practice of LNT, which is always good. Also I never see a fat UL guy, i think it is because these guys are serious about their shit, and actually do go /out/ a lot, unlike a lot of the fat preppers, milsurp guys, rambo's, hunters, tnf posers, fjallraven posers. Also they inspire and drive the industry to innovations, which at the far UL spectrum may be ridiculously expensive, or just plain ridiculous, but the better techniques and materials will seep through to more common gear which is good. The last point also has a drawback though, it gives brands like TNF the excuse to bring out pleb tier gear made out of cheap material, with the excuse that its lightweight so they can charge loads of shekels for it. But this is only a disadvantage for plebs who don't know their shit and their only source for information on gear is the commercials they get shoved up their ass while watching the Bear Grylls show. I guess it makes them pissed about UL, i guess those people are also the guys bitching in this thread.
>>667720 The only UL guy I know is an experienced trail runner. He and his wife routinely do 50-100 mile races. I'm basically ultralight in that I buy expensive gear and don't carry four knives or three shelters on each trip, though I don't go as far as snipping tags off everything. I've started running too which has helped a lot with my hiking speed.
>Ultralight reading list: Beyond Backpacking - Ray Jardine The Ray-Way Tarp Book Essential - Ray Jardine Lighten Up! - Don Ladigin (Illustrated by Mike Clelland!) Ultralight Backpackin' Tips - Mike Clelland! Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book - Allen O'Brien (Illustrated by Mike Clelland!) The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide - Andrew Skurka
>>667720 This >been backpacking since 90 >did fine without UL gear >still slowly replacing my gear with UL gear Just because people have been backpacking without UL gear since there have been people doesn't mean that I'm going to ignore technological improvements that can make it easier Who doesn't want to carry less weight, or more food, meaning you can stay out longer?
>>667931 Well -- I don't think that the sweat pants thing should be taken to literally; Point is; Layer Up! Oversized shoes is a must if you actually hike, and loose baselayers will always be a good thing.
>>667924 that's strange though because i always sleep in a t-shirt and underwear and if it's really cold i wear my socks too but never fully clothed. if i do i wake up and it feels like my clothing is useless. i struggle to warm up unless i do proper exercise to get warm but who wants to start the day with 50 jumping jacks and push ups when /out/?
>>668133 Loose clothes touch your skin less, leaving more of a nice cozy and warm layer of air between you and the elements. Heat transfer through conduction happens faster when your clothing is tight around your skin.
>/out/ says UL gear or practices is for faggots >recommends milsurp gear, carrying an axe and 4 knives, "tactical assault" packs, and says sleeping pads are for pussies
I think I get why this board is so fucking slow now. In attempting to look more hardcore than one another you've effectively driven off anybody who might know what they're talking about. I'm /out/ guys, hope it improves.
>>667725 As it is for any athlete. Making fun of people who take their hobbies seriously is retarded. As long as it doesn't bother others, I don't see what is wrong with having a passion. "Ultralighter" is basically synonymous with "experienced backpacker." Hyperlite is where it gets kind of insane.
>>668370 food varies based on the trip. this is just my base gear.
>>667735 name a lighter full frame DSLR than the canon 6D. I can get ~1000 photos on a single charge, it's weather sealed and rugged, the OVF is infallable, has excellent dynamic range and the most accurate focusing short of a $7000 (and heavier) 1Dx. Plus I can mount pretty much any lens I want.
>>668299 >>667866 I usually turn over a rock or log, and then dig the hole a little deeper with my poles if needed. sure, I cheat a little sometimes, but it's not the end of the world.
You just have to ignore the /k/ommandos. It's easy to spot them because they are always carrying absurd items, moving slow, only walking a few miles, making a fire, in bed after week after dark and don't crawl out of bed until the sun has been up for 4 hours.
>>667924 >>667926 >>667811 These setups don't look like they'd go very cold. What are they rated to? I want Gortex army bivvi jungle sleeping bag MULTIMAT AIR MATTRESS- SELF INFLATING LIGHTWEIGHT TREKKER 25S
>>669126 >that horseshit image >/tv/ having anything in it other than drooling retards >/trv/ and its load of 20something college dropouts backpacking across europe and teaching english in asia being that smart
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