What inspires you to backpack? The hiking, the camping, or both?

Earlier this week I cheered the death of the “lightweight backpacking” label, along with its misguided ultralight (UL), super ultralight (SUL), and extreme ultralight (XUL) derivatives. With this post, I hope to offer a more representative, more useful, and more inclusive framework for thinking about backpacking and backpackers. For those of you who have read … Continue reading What inspires you to backpack? The hiking, the camping, or both?