Ready For More
- Jul 23, 2013
And ultra-lighter will say...don't bring a pillow, just stuff your hoody or clothes into a stuff sack and use that for a pillow. I still take an inflatable pillow, but know that my clothing/puffy can be used as a backup pillow if it comes down to that. My stove can serve as a backup to my water filter. And so on...I don't think I'd ever consider bringing two stoves or two water filters. That said...depending on how deep into the backcountry I'm going, the water sources I expect to find, the terrain I'm covering, etc...I will sometimes bring a paper map and compass to serve as a backup in case something happens to my phone which I usually use to help me navigate my routes. And I do actually carry a few water purification tablets as an additional backup to my filter, especially if I were to go stoveless for the trip (which I've yet to ever do), because a few of those take up no space and weigh next to nothing. I also carry a few weatherproof matches as a backup to a mini Bic.