How to go ultralight camping
During a one-way walk, spending the night outside takes more preparation than just for a day of hiking. But no fear: they do not have the need to prepare an expedition to the Himalayas. Here is how to prepare for a walk at night without breaking the bank or back.
Firstly: if you start a multi-day hike in summer you will habilez as you would when the day light (see this guide for ultralight hiking) and provide the same essentials. You still want to make light shorts, a T-shirt or a synthetic shirt and hiking boots. While hiking shoes can be enough on a day trip with a light of your backpack will be half to hike all year round, so you want good solid shoes that overlap around the ankles.
Since you spend at least one night out, in addition to the day of hiking supplies, you will train with additional equipment. That is, you will need equipment for shelter, heat and food.
Where to stay
You can spend the night outside without making a tent. This is because some of the campgrounds offer Adirondack type shelters that provide a roof over your head and three walls, with an open front. But it is risky to trust them. If you arrive at the end of the day and find that it is full, you could be forced to spend the night outside, and if it rains, you are in trouble. Your best option is to pack an tent or emergency tent. Maybe you will not have to use them, especially if you are traveling with a camping shelter, but it never hurts to be prepared.
Mega Light Carpa.
Black Diamond is a solid tent option called Mega Light, which weighs less than three pounds and has an incredibly simple design: a single central pole holds up like a circus tent. The result is ample and pleasant, but there are also drawbacks. You will need a cloth underneath it, and stakes to keep the edges down, which could make setting up a delicate store wooden pallet. In addition, insects can pass through the gaps between the edges of the tent and the ground. Although the Mega light is not a perfect solution for everyone, it still offers a small place to spend the night. You can pick one up in the amount of $ 290.
A more traditional tent has plenty of appeal. These independent floors and shelters include a waterproof rain that exceeds the campaign itself. But you do not need to buy a premium that says “North Face” or “Mountain Hardware” on the side and it seems to be the Everest base camp. Companies like Nemo, MSR and REI are lightweight stores two people who can keep perfectly comfortable for three seasons. Their price tags range from $ 200 to $ 400.