Paddling into History
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5d ago
Paddling into History The Ultralight Hiker Last weekend we again completed one of our favourite sections on the Wonnangatta River in the new Double Packraft: Bullock Flat to Black Snake Creek. We never tire of this marvelous river. Taking into account the long car-shuttle (from home for us) over 3 1/2 hours each way) we choose to do this over three […] The post Paddling into History first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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Mini Rocket Stove
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3w ago
Mini Rocket Stove The Ultralight Hiker I saw this little guy on Aliexpress for under A$30 and just had to try one out. It came as a most intriguing 3D jigsaw without instructions – a modest intelligence test – which took a little while to figure out. The leftover piece (centre) turned out to be the supporting leg at the rear  […] The post Mini Rocket Stove first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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New Alcohol Stoves
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1M ago
New Alcohol Stoves The Ultralight Hiker You should switch to an alcohol stove for ultralight cooking. The switch will save you heaps of grams. Certainly at least the weight of the empty canister (approx 150 grams) plus unused fuel – a weight saving of at least 200 grams – almost more than your entire current cookset weighs. Just can’t imagine why […] The post New Alcohol Stoves first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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There’s an Island in the River
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1M ago
There’s an Island in the River The Ultralight Hiker I didn’t expect my youngest, Merrin to remember this song from her childhood so many years ago (I used to sing it on the river apparently) but when she called for it yesterday on ‘our’ old stretch of the Macalister, of course I instantly obliged – in my usual toneless manner.   Della and I … There’s an Island in the River Read More » The post There’s an Island in the River first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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Avenza – Never Get Lost Again
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1M ago
Avenza – Never Get Lost Again The Ultralight Hiker Avenza has morphed into a really great mapping tool. I used to use the previous  free version (PDF Maps) in conjunction with bought versions of Vicmap topographical maps but abandoned it in favour of Paper Maps a few years ago. Today I took a fresh look at it. Now it has a vast swathe of … Avenza – Never Get Lost Again Read More » The post Avenza – Never Get Lost Again first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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Ultracheap Packraft
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1M ago
Ultracheap Packraft The Ultralight Hiker What’s not to like about this? A Naturehike Packraft for less than A$600 – or a double for A$830 (Sept 2023). Aliexpress is great. This is a big saving over other brands which come in now at twice or more than three times that! We received ours as a New Year’s ‘present’ – it came … Ultracheap Packraft Read More » The post Ultracheap Packraft first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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More Tent Stove Progress
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2M ago
More Tent Stove Progress The Ultralight Hiker I am delighted that Tim Tinker has been squirreling away at improving the design and functionality of (his) tiny tent stoves of which he has designed so many. His latest foray involves miniaturising an oil (or smudge) burner for heating a tent utilising a a tiny Cavendish & Harvey fruit drop tin which must be … More Tent Stove Progress Read More » The post More Tent Stove Progress first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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Ultralight Saw Experiments
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3M ago
Ultralight Saw Experiments The Ultralight Hiker I have not been completely happy with a DIY saw which weighs around an ounce for making my Ultralight Tent Poles when I am up the bush. Seems like I ought to be able to save around 20 grams on that – so here is my first effort which weighs exactly half that at 14 … Ultralight Saw Experiments Read More » The post Ultralight Saw Experiments first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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How Many Clothes Should I Take in My Pack?
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3M ago
How Many Clothes Should I Take in My Pack? The Ultralight Hiker  I’m sure many people take far too many – just as they take far too much of everything else – and yet often not enough survival equipment, such as a knife or a roof or a satellite messenger, for example. I don’t think it matters whether you are just away for the weekend, or for … How Many Clothes Should I Take in My Pack? Read More » The post How Many Clothes Should I Take in My Pack? first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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Surviving the Everest Base Camp Trek
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3M ago
Surviving the Everest Base Camp Trek The Ultralight Hiker This may be harder than you think in the ‘post covid’ era. However, Della and I (plus Leanne) have just ventured there and back (again)… I will largely let them tell the story this time (our third) – with well over 100 photos and maybe some useful advice. PS: Della and I are/were 144 collectively … Surviving the Everest Base Camp Trek Read More » The post Surviving the Everest Base Camp Trek first appeared on The Ultralight Hiker ..read more
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