On April 2nd, Philip Werner at SectionHiker.com gave a demonstration about lightweight backpacking to a dozen hikers from the NY-NJ Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club in Harriman State Park, just outside of New York City. This is the first in a series of lightweight backpacking gear demos he is doing this year. He has posted gear lists, thoughts, insights and ideas on what it takes to get lighter.

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April 26, 2011 — Brian Fryer