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Badger Sore Muscle Extra Rub 2oz Tin. This stuff is great, after a long day on the trail rub some of this on before you go to sleep and it will work wonders.

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack- this is a great little stuff sack. I have one as my "med" sack on personal trips and another as my stuff sack for my sleeping bag.

Klymit Inertia X-Lite. We got to try out the full length pad of the Klymit this past fall and are looking forward to trying out the 3/4 version. It weighs in at 6.1 oz on Klymit's spec sheet.

Echo I Cuben Fiber Ultralight Shelter System by Hyperlite Mountain Gear. Weighs in at 1.43 1bs. per HMG's spec sheet. Looks like a neat set-up that would perform well for lightweight backpacking adventure!

Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter. A versatile filter for groups or solo trips. We just purchased the Gravity Works Filter. We are excited to try it out on the Benton MacKaye Trail in North Georgia next week.

An in-depth review of the 2012 Gossamer Gorilla Backpack. Gossamer Gear is known for providing lightweight backpackers that are popular on long distance trails.

Merino Wool Men's Teller Hoody. Wool is a great material for any back country adventure. A super versatile shirt that will be a perfect addition to any layering system.

The Siren 30 an ultralight & fast packing quilt made by Nemo. Weighs in at 1 1b. 2 oz. Something worth researching.

Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Mummy Bag Liner. Increases your bags warmth up to 15 degrees, and weighs in at 8.1 oz.

Therm-a-Rest Pro Lite Mattress. Weighs in at 11 oz. for the small, a weight worthy of a good night's sleep.

Gregory's Jade 60 (Women's) or the Z 55 are both trail worthy packs that can go the distance. Todd hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010 with his Gregory Z55 and it held up to the challenge.

The Aura (women's specific) & Atmos Series by Osprey is a well known pack among thru-hikers. A pack that stands up to long days on the trail. A nice option when you are contemplating a lighter weight pack but aren't ready to go without a true frame or cushy hip belt.

The Nemo Zor Short weighing in at 10 oz. comparable to the Therma-rest Prolite, but an ounce lighter and from reviews seems a little bit longer and wider as well. Something worth checking out.

Introducing the Ice Trekkers Diamond Grip. A small company out of Portland, OR their products have been around for awhile, but are only now getting much deserved face time from year round outdoor re-creationists. We used these in 2010 on the Pacific Crest Trail, they held up well, didn't deform our trail runners, and were great when jockeying between countless avenues of mud and snow- providing great traction on both surfaces.

The Phantom™ 32 by Mountain Hardwear. Weighs in at 1 lb. 7 oz. worthy enough for your toughest adventures. We just bought two of these for Roam's Backpacking Courses and we hope to be offering gear specials and gear scholarships soon.

Inertia X-Lite Orange :Short. Weighs in at 6.1 ounces, looks funny but the idea is that it gives you support and comfort where you need it and not where you don't.

AirX: Klymit (the makers of the new fancy lightweight sleeping pad) and ULA have teamed up to offer you an exceptional lightweight pack that utilizes the Inertia X-Lite as a frame sheet.

Western Mountaineering HighLite. Weighs in at 16 oz. Has a great reputation in creating great sleeping bags that are made in the USA. They currently do not use the EN Rating System.

NeoAir XLite Sleep System. If you are having a hard time imagining your sleep system here is the general idea to get you started thinking of your own customized sleeping system.

Go Lite's UltraLite 800 Fill 3-Season Quilt (Regular Length) weighs in at 1 1b 7 oz. There are definitely other sleeping bags and quilts out there that boast a greater weight savings but for this weight and the new price tag it is something to think about. Go Lite is now selling to directly to the consumer, which means lower prices. Most of their sleeping bags are out of stock until August, but check them out.

Katadyn Vario Multi Flow Water Microfilter. This is definitely a luxury item, as you can find many other water treatment methods out there that are much lighter. The Vario has proven it's weight is worth it though, especially after a long day on the trail- the rate at which it fills up a water bottle is effortless.

U.L.DOWN PARKA WOMEN'S. Weighs in at 8.3 ounces, traveled the Pacific Crest Trail with me and on other countless adventures.