Reddit Reddit reviews Ultralight Winter Travel: The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Winter Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

We found 4 Reddit comments about Ultralight Winter Travel: The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Winter Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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u/debateg · 12 pointsr/Ultralight

This is a fun academic question, but I think it's somewhat dangerous to think about. You get the hell out of there ASAP.

You were not prepared for the worst case scenario weather. The weather can unexpectedly turn sour in shoulder seasons despite what the weather forecast may say. This isn't summer backpacking anymore. You need to carry gear for the worst case scenario because you are almost guaranteed that it will happen at some point.

I think ultralight isn't a good paradigm for these conditions. Go read Trauma and Pepper's book about ultralight winter camping. It's a real stretch to call their gear ultralight.

What other gear are you using? Trail runners? A quilt that isn't warm enough? A sleeping pad that isn't rated for these conditions? A tiny headlamp?

Let's say you decide to hunker down and try to survive the night. Do you freeze to death due to inadequate gear? Does your tarp blow away? What is it going to look like in the morning? Do you awake to the trail completely covered in snow with no obvious tracks to get yourself back? Is the trail now an icy, dangerous mess? Are you going to be wallowing back home in trail runners and no gaiters, placing yourself at severe risk for hypothermia and frostbite? In the morning, conditions are likely to be much worse than they are now.

No, you throw on your headlamp, grab your GPS, and spend the night trying to walk out.

u/r_syzygy · 7 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

Ultralight Winter Travel: The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Winter Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

https://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Winter-Travel-Lightweight-Backpacking/dp/1493026100

Written by the guys that thru hiked the PCT in the winter and thru skied the TRT

u/chrisbenson · 4 pointsr/ULwashington

Trauma and Pepper did their Winter PCT thru hike with a 4-person MLD mid with a Ti Goat WIFI wood stove that weighed a combined 3lb. About 20lb lighter than the Luxe system by the look of it. It might be worth considering their setup if you haven't already. They write about it in their Ultralight Winter Travel book.

Ti Goat isn't currently selling the WIFI stove but I recently talked with Josh and he said he'd have them back in the store in Dec. Ron at MLD made a custom fire-proof collar for the stove chimney.

I've never Winter camped with a wood stove but it sounds like a cool idea. Get to stay warm during the long nights and dry out any wet gear.

u/xrobin · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

I'd recommend checking out Ultralight Winter Travel by Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry, who thru hiked the PCT in Winter using a modified MLD mid and wood stove.

MLD custom modified one of their DCF Supermids by adding a fire-resistant Kevlar boot (only added 3oz), and they also added a spindrift skirt around the perimeter. Total pyramid weight around 1.5lb.

Their stove was the Ti Goat WiFi stove, just over 1.5lb.

Edit: I noticed that Ruta Locura, who sell the Ti Goat WiFi stove, are no longer listing it on their product page. I've emailed Josh to see if they have plans to bring it back. It's a really awesome stove stove design so I hope they do bring it back.