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Adventure Alan’s Super Ultralight Fastpacking Gear List

For challenging, high-mileage adventures, we recommend the following 6 pound super ultralight fastpacking gear list. This kit is grounded in decades of super ultralight experience, and has been optimized for practicality, functionality, and minimalism. You’ll hike faster and farther with a purpose-driven 6 lb super ultralight kit, and without sacrificing warmth, comfort, or functionality.

The total base weight of this fastpacking gear list is just over 6 pounds. This was formerly a 5 pound fastpacking gear list, but the addition of one extra pound massively increased comfort and functionality. We prioritize user-friendly, three-season-compatible gear. This is not a hypothetical exercise in carrying the least amount of weight possible. This is what we actually want to use, and we feel safe and comfortable in doing so.

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June 17, 2024

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Medya Mansyone

Sawyer has an alternative [to DEET] made with Picaridin, which works just as well without spoiling your clothes.

James Wong
Freelance Writer

Medya Mansyone

Zinzi Edmundson, the founder of Treehouse newsletter, who gardens in Maine, suggests spraying your shoes, especially (she uses Sawyer’s permethrin).

Laura Fenton

Medya Mansyone

I carry bottles of water, but I also have a Sawyer squeeze water filter. Also, if it’s cold, make sure you sleep with your water filter in your sleeping bag, so it doesn’t freeze.

Shilletha Curtis