Ultralight Backpacking Cook Sets - Lots of these along the Appalachian Trail. You can easily make your own ultralight cook set and stove and use the money saved for a better sleeping bag. Your cook set should weigh less than a pound. These are about 6-8 ounces.
How to Choose & Use a Backpack - Infographic from REI. Recommend you ignore the 4-6 pound recommendation for an "extended" pack and get a 2-3 pound pack. If you're #backpacking 5+ days, you'll want the least weight possible. Big packs also increase your desire to fill them which increases weight. Tip: buy all your gear first, then buy the smallest, lightest pack that will carry it. Timothy has a 2 lb summer pack and a vintage 5 lb winter pack.
Fancy Feast Cat Food Can Backpacking Stove - Its doesn't look like much, but these cat food can stoves are wonderful. Timothy uses these for his #backpacking trips. Extremely light, unbreakable, nothing to malfunction or break. Fits inside most mugs. Uses cheap, widely available HEET fuel additive for alcohol fuel. Timothy often makes these with a hole puncher while watching TV.
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