In the 1960s, the equipment carried by backpackers was generally as high as 25 or even 40 kg.
With the development of the times, the progress of science and technology, and the changes in people’s ideas, the weight of backpackers in recent years has generally dropped to 30 kg.
So, what is ultra -light backpack?
There is no official definition of “ultra -light”.
Rather than the weight of the backpack, it is a mentality.
You can find your best load weight within a range of 5 to 15 kg (of course, this range is not fixed, but also depends on the specific weight of the individual and the specific situation of the environment).
Reducing dependence on equipment means more dependence on yourself to maintain the safety, health and comfort during the way.
If you are ready to reduce the burden on the road, here is some tips for beginners:
1. Weight for your equipment:
Find a scale and weigh your current equipment.
Read all the weights other than food, water and fuel (called consumables).
2. Replace old equipment:
When replacing old equipment and selecting new equipment, pay close attention to the weight of each item.
3. Gradually change:
Because the lighter the equipment is, a smart way is to reduce your burden over time.
Equipment with lighter weight (and more expensive) is gradually replaced with large weights.
4. Weighing the advantages and disadvantages:
Keep in mind that although some equipment weighs light weight, in the long run, ultra -light equipment may not be as durable or comfortable as traditional equipment.
A complete ultra -light backpack list:
2, climbing stick
5. Mobile phone
6. Solar/portable charger (optional)
7. Global positioning system (optional)
8. Personal positioning beacon (optional)
9, tent, tunnel or hammock
10. Use insect nets for suspension (if needed)
11. Di cloth (optional)
13. Sleeping pad
14. Pillow (optional)
17, lighter, windproof and rain matches
18. Cup and/or pot
19, chopsticks, spoons, forks (optional)
20, rag, sponge (optional)
21, plastic bag
22. Outdoor water filter
As well as
23, soft surface water bottle
24. Hiking shoes, climbing shoes (optional)
25. Long top jacket (windproof, waterproof)
26. Synthetic or wool T -shirt, synthetic fiber or wool underwear (optional)
27. Climbing pants
28. Synthetic or wool socks (2 doubles)
29. Gloves (optional)
30. Head scarf
31, sunscreen cap
32. Waterproof raincoat, waterproof rain pants
33. Toothpaste or baking soda
34, small toothbrush
35. Biodegradable soap
36. Toilet paper (2-4 square meters per day)
37. Disinfection of wet towels (3 sheets per day)
38. Menstrual supplies (optional women)
39. Medical first aid box
Medical tape, gauze pads, bandages, antibiotic ointment (small bag), anti -inflammatory, analgesic drugs, etc.
40, headlights or flashlight
41. Extra battery (optional)
42. Safety whistle (with neck rope)
44. Lip balm
46. Cash, bank card, credit card
47. Sewing needles and nylon threads
48, blade or knife
50, waterproof notebook, pen, pen
In addition, the fastest and most effective way to reduce the burden is one or one of the four largest items of the backpacker. They are:
Backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and mats.