“Tip Of The Week” – How To Reduce Your Pack Weight (E11)

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Published on July 2, 2016

IntenseAngler’s “Tip Of The Week” – Episode 11. How to reduce your pack weight by focusing on “The Big 3″… your sleeping bag, tent, and backpack. These 3 items make up a large portion of the overall weight of your pack and thus form the foundation for making the transition to lightweight backpacking.

About “Tip Of The Week”:
In this new weekly series we will be sharing some wide-ranging outdoor centered tips, tricks, ideas, and “how-to'” videos in a short, concise, and to-the-point manner. A new video will be posted every Friday (as interest dictates).

As part of this new series, I will be featuring a different channel each week in the “intro” segment of the video. If you would like your channel featured (or simply want to support the series), please contact me via PM and we can easily set that up. Your participation will be greatly appreciated! I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks as always for watching, and for your amazing level of support my friends!

Featured Channel:
YouTube user: “Dragonflyhiker”

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  1. Do you have videos on how to make these items? I love your videos and have learned so much from you, l'm looking forward to learning a lot more. Thank you for all you go through to share your knowledge. God bless.

  2. Speaking of loosing weight, tell that intro guy to loose some. I've seen that body type in my own family, and the heart attack issues, it's not good…

  3. They laughed when I told them I was going to shed pounds with Stupid Simple Slimming, but then they saw the results. Go google Stupid Simple Slimming to see their reaction.

  4. 3 months homeless in Tokyo with no sleeping bag or tent, I learned your typs the hard way but I also learned to adjust my body needs to skip food and sleep at will.

    I am returning soon to complete this inner training and self actualization.
    Becoming Breatharian is a reality to me..

  5. Maths challenge. Overland Tasmania. 6 days, 65 kilometres. 8000+ complete each year. 6 mornings each person. Half inch of toothpaste each morning each.
    That's 3 inches x 8000 = 24000 inches. 24000 inches is ……?
    Stopped me from drinking the water downstream.

  6. After seeing trekkers on the Overland in Tassie brushing every morning and leaving mintie-fluoride-toxic-white spit all about the pristine wilderness, I decided to go back to how we did it before. Zero toothbrush and toothpaste. Green twig. Chew the end. Instant brush. Just as I saw in India years ago. Works just fine.

  7. dragonfly hiker fr Halifax? kewl im 2 hrs east of u….love the outdoors…….karen

  8. Hey I just found your channal yesterday and wanted to say that you have great videos and wanted to ask if you could sell the bag you use for hicking and the sleeping bag on your website.

  9. I am considering just getting thermal insulated pants and jacket and just use a lightweight emegency bivy, that way I can use the extra insulation in case there is a change in weather, also in case I need to go take a piss I won't be cold.

  10. I upgraded to a Big Agnes Copper Spur II (HumbleOutdoors $325 w/free footprint). Been a great investment…. nice tent

  11. Hey! I'm James.I did -25 lbs past one week.Visit iwondiet.com

  12. You could use trekking poles or cordage to hold up your tent.

  13. How do you put up the tent without the poles?

  14. For those of you who want to cut your pack weight down another great option is using a hammock set-up. If or me its the next step down before full tarping it. My set-up for for 3 season camping comes in around 2 lbs and I actually prefer it over a tent. I sleep way better then in a tent, 2 mins to set-up, most of the time more options for set-up then a tent, and keeps you off the ground when it's raining. Also helps eliminate needing to use a pad in warmer weather.

  15. I would also like to know what model tent that is. A two person 3.5 lbs tent for $25 sounds great.

  16. I've really been enjoying your videos, John. Thank you

  17. Nice disappearing act at the end. Great vid as usual.

  18. That was a good video. Great intro to going lighter. Thank you John.

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