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Splitting up Gear Among Hiking Partners

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Just Two Hikers

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?

Who Should Carry What? 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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Who is GreenPackin’? GreenPackin’ is a company that believes in providing only healthy and organic foods and other organic, biodegradable and low impact backpacking, hiking and outdoors products. We are reaching out to those who are passionate about backpacking, hiking and the outdoors and desire to leave a minimal impact on the environment. An integral part of the GreenPackin’ shipping process is the development of a network of Inns, Hostels and other lodging types that are frequented by backpackers, hikers and cyclists. We also enlist the help of shuttle providers along the trails. GreenPackin’ will ship your order to these locations. For planning purposes, take a look at our Google maps accessible through this site. Using these established networks allows a hiker greater flexibility with planning mail drops and also ensuring that you will always be able to obtain the foods and products you want and enjoy. These networks are a vast improvement to the typical US Post Office General Delivery option often employed by long distance backpackers and hikers. GreenPackin’ is not limited to shipping to trail locations only, we will be happy to ship to your home or any other location you request. David Jenerick Founder / President of GreenPackin'

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