Joe’s Ultralight Backpacking

Ultralight backpacking info – equipment lists, how to get started, stories, links.

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GOSSEMER GEAR – POLYCRYO (TENT FOOTPRINT) GROUND CLOTHS

Polycryo (Tent Footprint) Ground Cloths

Tough and extremely light the original ultralight groundsheet!

Use this ultralight ground cloth to substitute or protect your tent floor. This foot print is also used with our tarp shelters. This product is designed with the hiker in mind to keep the weight off your back and dirt off your sleeping bag. It is constructed from industrial grade cross-linked polyolefin. What this means is that it is extremely tough for its weight with amazing puncture resistance and economical to boot! These ground cloths are absolutely clear, so you can see if you missed any pebbles or pine cones after you put your ground cloth down. It would also serve well as a solar still in an emergency situation. This stuff is amazingly tough for it’s weight, and can help shave those last few grams off your pack weight. Note: You can trim to any size with scissors. Since these sheets are made from shrink film they will shrink slightly when exposed to extreme heat. Poly, Polycro or Polycryo this is it!



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NIGHTLIGHT SLEEPING PAD (TORSO LENGTH)

Nightlight Sleeping Pad (Torso length)

This tri-fold foam pad is used on its own as a sleeping pad or as an addition, to increase our backpacks rigidity.

Designed for ultralight backpacking and thru hikers. Simply fold this pad up in the morning and store it in one of our backpack sleeves. It adds almost no weight to your pack and doubles as a back-pad. This provides stability and comfort for your hike and then cushioning and insulation for when you sleep. Everything on your back should have as little weight and as much function as possible.



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Enlightened Equipment Enigma quilt

https://enlightenedequipment.com/enigma/

15.44 Ounces

The Enigma is the ideal minimalist quilt when weight and simplicity are critical. This quilt specifically features a sewn-closed 3D footbox that provides ample room for your feet while limiting dead air space that needs to be heated. When it’s warm, use it like a blanket and kick your foot out. When it’s cold, cinch down the sides with our pad attachment system. Build your Enigma to meet your performance needs, without carrying any unnecessary weight. The Enigma is the simplest quilt available and is perfect for hikers, canoeists, kayakers, climbers, and cyclists who need minimal weight and maximum warmth.



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Mountain Laurel Designs BURN 38L | 2300 CI Backpack

BURN 38L | 2300 CI

The Burn 38L | 2300 CI has been used by many FKT (fastest know time) record setting thru-hikers including three time Triple Crowner Lint Bunting. The Burn is here to help you meet your own FKT goals – ultralight, ultra-strong, and optimized in every way to make you faster, lighter, stronger.



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Giardia – Wikipedia

Giardia lives in the intestines of infected humans or other animals, individuals of which become infected by ingesting or coming into contact with contaminated foods, soil, or water tainted by the feces of an infected carrier.[8]

The symptoms of Giardia, which may begin to appear 2 days after infection, include violent diarrhoea, excess gas, stomach or abdominal cramps, upset stomach, and nausea. Resulting dehydration and nutritional loss may need immediate treatment. A typical infection can be slight, resolve without treatment, and last between 2–6 weeks, although it can sometimes last longer and/or be more severe. Coexistence with the parasite is possible (symptoms fade), but an infected individual can remain a carrier and transmit it to others. Medication containing tinidazoleor metronidazole decreases symptoms and time to resolution. Albendazole is also used, and has an anti-helmintic (anti-worm) property as well, ideal for certain compounded issues when a general vermicidal agent is preferred. Giardia causes a disease called Giardiasis, which causes the villi of the small intestine to atrophy and flatten, resulting in malabsorption in the intestine. Lactose intolerance can persist after the eradication of Giardia from the digestive tract.[9]

Source: Giardia – Wikipedia



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Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, 2nd Edition

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Lyme disease infects a minimum of 300,000 people per year in the United States and millions more throughout the rest of the world. Symptoms run from mild lethargy to severe arthritis to heart disease to incapacitating mental dysfunction. Although tests have improved over the past decade, they are still not completely reliable, and antibiotics are only partially effective. Up to thirty-five percent of those infected will not respond to antibiotic treatment or will relapse. The spirochetes that cause Lyme are stealth pathogens―they can hide within cells or alter their form so that our immune systems cannot find them, as well as inhibit the effectiveness of antibiotics. Lyme disease is, in fact, a potent emerging epidemic disease for which technological medicine is only partially effective. The coinfections that accompany Lyme are often as, or more, incapacitating than Lyme itself. Worldwide, hundreds of millions experience infection with babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, anaplasma, mycoplasma, chlamydia, and the spotted fever rickettsiosis.

Healing Lyme examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection and its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent natural medicines that offer help, either alone or in combination with antibiotics, for preventing and healing the disease. The book has been a bestseller for over a decade, and during that time the author has had contact with over 25,000 people who have used some form of these protocols during their healing journey. This edition has been significantly updated, fully revised, and expanded to reflect the increased understandings from that extensive contact, including depth-treatment experiences with hundreds during the past decade. Healing Lyme is the primary text in print on what Lyme bacteria do in the body and how natural approaches can heal the disease. It is the first book in print covering depth understanding and treatment of chlamydial and rickettsial coinfections.

This new updated version of Healing Lyme joins the author’s other two books on the treatment of Lyme coinfections (babesia, bartonella, mycoplasma, anaplasma, and ehrlichia) and completes his exhaustive work on these stealth pathogens.



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Gregory Mountain Products Baltoro 65 Liter Men’s Multi Day Hiking Backpack | Backpacking, Camping, Travel | Rain Cover Included, Hydration Sleeve and Daypack Included, Durable Straps and Hipbelt | Premium Comfort on the Trail

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  • 210D Nylon, 420D HD Nylon
  • VENTED, FORMED BACK PANEL & LUMBARTUNE REMOVABLE INSERT: Vented, formed back panel features LifeSpan foam & silicone lumbar grip zone. LumbarTune removable 10mm insert offers user-customizable contouring for a precise backpanel fit.
  • PRE-CURVED FOAM COMPONENTS & FREE DAYPACK INCLUDED: QuickSwap 3D interchangeable pre-curved LifeSpan EVA foam harness & hipbelt in multiple sizes to precisely fit each body. SideKick ultra-light, removable daypack doubles as hanging reservoir sleeve.
  • FREE RAINCOVER & TOP-LOADING DESIGN: Included removable raincover stowes in its own zippered pocket. Top-loading design with front U-zip panel access.
  • AMPLE STORAGE TO ORGANIZE YOUR TRIP: Double Barrel lid design with dual zippered pockets on top and security pocket underneath. SideWinder stowable ergonomic bottle holster.
  • IDEAL USES: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, International Travel, Adventure Travel, Trekking, Through Hiking – WEIGHT: 5.5 lbs – DIMENSIONS: 25.2″ x 15.0″ x 9.5″



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Mountain Laurel Designs EXODUS 58L | 3500 CI

The unisex Exodus 58L | 3500 CI pack is the lightest full-size, full-featured, frameless pack made, which might just explain why it won Backpacker Magazines Reader’s Choice Award for Best UltraLight Backpack!

EXODUS 58L | 3500 CI



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The My Trail Co Backpack Light BPL 50

The BPL 50 is two packs in one. Created with comfort in mind, it has a great suspension for moderate loads and its ComPacktor system quickly converts it from a multi-day load hauler to a 20L day pack.

The BPL 50 is packed with light features you’ll love, from the dual compartment front hip pockets to the roll top closure. It’s tough: the white Dyneema® threads are 3x stronger than Kevlar and 15x stronger than steel.

Specs at a Glance
Max Volume: 50 liters ComPackted Volume: 20 liters Max Suggested Load: 40lbs Pack Weight: 2lb 1.5oz Color: Black

The My Trail Co Backpack Light BPL 50



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