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It's probably stating the obvious to say that hiking on vacation with the lighter pack is going be easier.
So how does one make his or her pack lighter for hiking and trekking?
* Start by reexamining the large items you take on a hike: the backpack itself, your tent, and your sleeping bag. If your equipment is more than two or three years old, it's time to go shopping. Today tent, packs, and sleeping bags can weigh a lot less than they used to and do their jobs just as well.
* Next, look at smaller items like your stove and cooking gear. The same idea applies here, although in this case ultra-lightweight stoves have been around for some time and continue to get lighter.
* Finally, look at everything in your pack and pare away unnecessary ounces relentlessly. It all adds up.
These trips prove true on almost any adventure travel excursion. If you are a true adventurer or eco tourist, you may enjoy hiking, caving, snorkeling or scuba diving and you should use the most up to dat equipment and baggage available. It doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, but traveling efficiently will make your whole trip more enjoyable and you will be sure that your equipment is up to date and as safe as possible.