Since the question of how we as a couple split our gear while backpacking has come up numerous times, I thought I would write a post in response.
First, let me say there is no right or wrong here. Every couple is different, and has different priorities, this is definitely a HYOH (hike your own hike) subject.
So, what do we do? How do we split our gear? How do we decide who should carry what?
Since Dirt Stew is bigger, faster and stronger than I am, he carries more gear. This helps to even things out at least slightly, although even if Dirt Stew carried everything and I carried nothing, he would probably still be faster. We like to think of ourselves as a team more than individuals, and we both bring our own strengths. But even though we are a team, we realize that there are…
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