Preparing for any hiking or backpacking trip can sometimes be overwhelming. Attempting to go ultra light hiking can be even worse. We’ve learned thru several hikes on the AT, Appalachian Trail, and various hiking trails in Florida that less is better. There is a tendency for those new to hiking and backpacking to over pack. That’s why it’s not uncommon to come across gear abandoned on the trail by hikers that realized carrying the extra weight wasn’t worth it. In this video we show how our pack out has evolved thru our own experiences by showing and going through what’s in our packs. Some of the gear we take includes GSI cook sets, ENO hammocks and tarps, home made under quiltsMSR Pocket Rocket, alcohol stoves, and bear bags or odor proof bags for the bear hang.